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Introducing Project-Based Learning in your Classroom - Teachers academy. Supporting Deeper Learning in the Classroom – Digital Promise. | by Jennifer Kabaker For today’s students to effectively compete in the global workforce, they must develop the skills, understandings, and mindsets necessary to prepare them for the careers and challenges of tomorrow.

Supporting Deeper Learning in the Classroom – Digital Promise

This means more than learning to read and write – it means being able to master academic content and apply that knowledge across contexts in a meaningful way. For example, imagine a sixth grade classroom where students are deeply engaged in building controllers for robots that swim. One group experiments with settings that will allow their robots to sink by filling a bladder with water.

Another works to perfect the speed controls on the motor. These students are using skills articulated through “Deeper Learning,” a framework designed by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and many other education stakeholders. The report outlines the six key categories of skills for Deeper Learning, including:

Summaries of Learning Theories and Models. The Difference Between Pedagogy, Andragogy, And Heutagogy. The Difference Between Pedagogy, Andragogy, And Heutagogy by Terry Heick.

The Difference Between Pedagogy, Andragogy, And Heutagogy

Learning Theories, Learning Models, Learning Theory Summaries - in Plain English! The ABC’s of Competency-Based Learning. Although classrooms offline have been delivering competency-based training for decades, the eLearning industry has only just woken up to the merits of this form of learning.

The ABC’s of Competency-Based Learning

However, competency-based training is yet to become a trend in online education simply because most designers and training managers are not sure what it means and how they can implement the concept in practice. So in this post we’ll be decoding the jargon. For starters, here’s an infographic that outlines the whys and the wherefores of competency-based learning. Read on, if you want to learn more. What is a Competence? To put it simply, competence means a skill. Competency is: Measurable. On-the-Spot Support: Using the Scaffolding Technique in Your Teaching Approach. When you think about scaffolds, you probably visualize the structures used during construction to support workers and materials.

On-the-Spot Support: Using the Scaffolding Technique in Your Teaching Approach

Scaffolded instruction is very similar, in that the teacher applies educational techniques to support the thought processes of the student. Teachers break lessons into smaller pieces and provide assistance to allow the student to master the material. Scaffolding offers an approach that is ideal for dissecting complicated material. Understanding the Basics of Scaffolding Image via Flickr by ilmicrofono.oggiono. PBL. What is PBL? 5 Characteristics Of Project-Based Learning That Works -

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5 Characteristics Of Project-Based Learning That Works -

Problem Based Learning at Stenden University. THE SEVEN STEPS OF PBL IMPLEMENTATION: TUTOR'S MANUAL. Blueprints In Health Profession Education Series |PBL Tutor's Manual4 Introduction Problem-BasedLearning(PBL)isaneducationalstrategyintroducedatMcMasterUniversity,Canadain1969.

THE SEVEN STEPS OF PBL IMPLEMENTATION: TUTOR'S MANUAL

PBLstrategyusespatient'sproblemtomotivatestudentslearning. ManyfactorsaffectthequalityofPBLandthustheacquisitionandretrievalknowledge. Amongthosefactorsare;thequalityoftheproblemconstructionandtutorBehaviour. DrMohamedElhassanAbdall, MedicalEducationUnitFacultyofMedicine–JazanUniversityJazan-KSADrAbdelrahimMutwakelGaffar, A Depth Of Knowledge Rubric For Reading, Writing, And Math. A Depth Of Knowledge Rubric For Reading, Writing, And Math by Terry Heick This is part 1 in a 3 part “Return To The Classroom” series, so-named because we, somehow, loathe the phrase “Back to School.”

A Depth Of Knowledge Rubric For Reading, Writing, And Math

Today’s post is on assessment, with a look at rubrics for the Depth of Knowledge framework. My first three years as a teacher, my district used Norman Webb’s Depth of Knowledge framework. Bloom’s Taxonomy gets most of the press in education, and UbD 6 Facets of Understanding, and Marzano’s New Taxonomy are also useful frameworks for dispersing “cognitive actions,” but it was the “DOK” model that I used first, and so it has a soft spot in my heart. Taxonomies can be used to create assessment, map big ideas in a curriculum, structure discussions–in fact, this should probably be a post of its own. The basic organization here is higher numbers = higher levels of thinking.

As with all things in education, thinking is a matter of trend. Reading Level 3: Complex Reasoning about text. Writing. Wildwood Inquiry-Based Learning: Developing Student-Driven Questions. Overview Putting Students In Charge of Their Learning Through inquiry, Wildwood works to ignite passion, inspire relevance, and develop ownership in their students.

Wildwood Inquiry-Based Learning: Developing Student-Driven Questions

Using student inquiries and questions as guidance, teachers develop lessons that engage and excite, teaching their students to be active thinkers rather than passive learners. How It's Done Defining Inquiry. Is 2016 The Year That Progressive Education Returns? - Is 2016 The Year That Progressive Education Returns?

Is 2016 The Year That Progressive Education Returns? -

By Robert Sun The 1920’s were a high point in the Progressive Education movement. Developed in response to the rigid pedagogy of 19th Century industrial society—methods that stressed uniform learning largely defined by social class—Progressive Education sought to break the mold with a more enlightened approach to public schooling. While Progressive Education had many elements, it essentially followed three teaching strategies. First was an emergent curriculum that responded to children’s enthusiasms, recognizing that students are most motivated to learn something they are already interested in. Despite its promise and a number of early successes, Progressive Education eventually lost momentum in the United States.

As America comes to grips with the 21st Century world, however, the precepts of Progressive Education are once again finding favor. Finland has been a leader in the neo-progressive movement. 4 Elements to Effective Adult Learning, According to Neuroscience. Adult Learning or Andragogy highlights that adult learners are fundamentally different in their methods of learning in comparison with children.

4 Elements to Effective Adult Learning, According to Neuroscience

As an L&D professional, you need to understand these differences and figure out the best methods that can be employed to meet the adult learning needs.