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Big Thinkers: Judy Willis on the Science of Learning

Big Thinkers: Judy Willis on the Science of Learning
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Striving for Higher-Order Thinking and Depth of Knowledge A little over a year ago, I read Higher-order thinking is the exception rather than the norm for most classrooms on Scott McLeod's blog, Dangerously Irrelevant, and have been mulling it over, wondering if our school district is any different. Over the past year, our teachers periodically collect data with their teams on the types of questions/tasks they ask students. One teacher records teacher questions and the other records student responses on a shared Google Doc; then teams sort through their own data, plotting teacher questions by Bloom's Revised Taxonomy, and student responses to those questions/tasks with Webb's Depth of Knowledge (DOK). The 2012-2013 data showed we were not very different from other districts; therefore, our teams set their own goals for higher-order thinking and depth of knowledge. Why should we strive for DOK Levels 3 and 4? Depth of Knowledge (DOK) is about the cognitive complexity of thinking. What does DOK Level 3 look like? Raise Awareness of DOK Level 3

Helen Timperley: Lärares professionella lärande och utveckling Helen Timperley är professor vid universitetet i Aukland på Nya Zeeland. På väg hem från konferensen Stockholm Summit 2012 gjorde Timperley ett stopp i Malmö hos FoU Malmö-Utbildning. Helen Timperleys forskningsområde är främjandet och organiserandet av lärares professionella lärande och utveckling – i syfte att förbättra elevernas lärande och utveckling. Hos FoU Malmö-utbildning höll Timperley i två seminarier för skolledare och de lärare som har en nyckelfunktion när det gäller skolornas utvecklingsarbete i Malmös olika förvaltningar. Lärares kompetensutveckling lösningen för skolan? Timperley inleder med att lärares professionella utveckling ofta framhålls som ett universalmedel för att förbättra skolan. – Det finns tusentals studier och artiklar kring lärares kompetensutveckling – men effekten av kompetensutvecklingen i de flesta fall slutar just hos läraren, säger Timperley och fortsätter. Lärare behöver arbeta annorlunda! Vad gör skillnad för eleverna? Lärarens motivationsfaktor!

Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age December 12, 2004 George Siemens Update (April 5, 2005): I've added a website to explore this concept at www.connectivism.ca Introduction Behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism are the three broad learning theories most often utilized in the creation of instructional environments. Learners as little as forty years ago would complete the required schooling and enter a career that would often last a lifetime. “One of the most persuasive factors is the shrinking half-life of knowledge. Some significant trends in learning: Many learners will move into a variety of different, possibly unrelated fields over the course of their lifetime. Background Driscoll (2000) defines learning as “a persisting change in human performance or performance potential…[which] must come about as a result of the learner’s experience and interaction with the world” (p.11). Driscoll (2000, p14-17) explores some of the complexities of defining learning. Conclusion:

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Awesome Chart on " Pedagogy Vs Andragogy " Adult learning is a vast area of educational research and probably one of the most complicated. Adults learn differently and have different strategies in learning. Adults Learning Theory and Principles explain in details these strategies and sheds more light on how adults cultivate knowledge. Talking about adult learning brings us to the concept of Andragogy. Adults are internally motivated and self-directedAdults bring life experiences and knowledge to learning experiencesAdults are goal orientedAdults are relevancy orientedAdults are practicalAdult learners like to be respected Tom Whitby wrote this great article " Pedagogy Vs Andragogy " in which he argued for using these same principles of adults learning in kids learning.

4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers According to Indiana University Bloomington, Inquiry-based learning is an “instructional model that centers learning on a solving a particular problem or answering a central question. There are several different inquiry-based learning models, but most have several general elements in common: Learning focuses around a meaningful, ill-structured problem that demands consideration of diverse perspectivesAcademic content-learning occurs as a natural part of the process as students work towards finding solutionsLearners, working collaboratively, assume an active role in the learning processTeachers provide learners with learning supports and rich multiple media sources of information to assist students in successfully finding solutionsLearners share and defend solutions publicly in some manner” The process itself can be broken down into stages, or phases, that help teachers frame instruction. 4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers 1. Student-to-material. 2. 3. 4.

Growth mindset i våra skolor | Janna Scheéle Aldrig har väl skola, lärare och undervisning varit så mycket i fokus som nu. I sociala medier är debatten glödhet. Det pratas oerhört mycket om betyg och bedömning, som om det vore skolans huvuduppdrag. Samtidigt presenteras larmrapporter om att barn och elever är väldigt stressade över och under sin skolgång (t.ex. Hur kommer vi bort från den här stressen? Jag har under de senaste åren tagit del av Carol Dwecks forskning kring olika mindsets. Ett mindset skulle kunna översättas till förhållningssätt, tankesätt eller synsätt. Fixed mindset innbär att man ser intelligens som något fast, ramen för hur mycket man kan utvecklas är låst. Carol Dweck beskriver skillnaden såhär: In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. Källa: Carol Dwecks forskning visar att det är den återkopplling barn får som styr vilket typ av mindset de utvecklar. /Janna

Measuring User Engagement Inclusion in the 21st-century classroom: Differentiating with technology - Reaching every learner: Differentiating instruction in theory and practice In this video, students in a gifted classroom use the multi-user learning environment Quest Atlantis to explore issues related to the creation of a game reserve in Tanzania. Interviews with the teacher and students offer perspectives on the value of using virtual worlds in the classroom . About the videoDownload video (Right-click or option-click) The diversity of the 21st-century classroom creates numerous challenges for teachers who may not have known the same diversity themselves as students. Among these, teachers must balance the requirements of high-stakes accountability while meeting the needs of diverse students within their classroom. The 26th Annual Report to Congress on IDEA reported that approximately ninety-six percent of general education teachers have students in their classroom with learning disabilities. Differentiation as effective instruction Overcoming obstacles to effective differentiation Setting the scope A framework for technology integration Differentiation in 2-D

7 Myths About Rigor In The Classroom 7 Myths About Rigor In The Classroom by Barbara Blackburn, author of Rigor is not a 4-Letter Word Despite all the research, there are seven myths about rigor that are often heard. Let’s look at each, then turn our attention to the true meaning of rigor. Lots of homework is a sign of rigor.Rigor means doing more.Rigor is not for everyone.Providing support means lessening rigor.Resources equal rigor.Standards alone take care of rigor.Rigor is just one more thing to do. 1. For many people the best indicator of rigor is the amount of homework required of students. Realistically, all homework is not equally useful.Some of it is just busywork, assigned by teachers because principals or parents expect it. 2. “Doing more” often means doing more low-level activities, frequently repetitions of things already learned. Rigorous and challenging learning experiences will vary with the student. 3. Often, teachers think the only way to assure success for everyone is to lower standards and lessen rigor.

Vårterminen 2016 Naverlönnskolan | Kvutis En av de viktigaste framgångsfaktorerna för att utveckla undervisningen är att lärare tillsammans analyserar och utvärderar sin undervisning. Det innebär att diskutera undervisningssituationer och didaktiska frågor, att lyfta upp problem och svårigheter samt att kritiskt granska inte bara andras arbete utan även sitt eget. Genom att arbeta med lärmodulscykler uppfyller ni både Skollagens krav på arbete för beprövad erfarenhet samtidigt som ni arbetar med en modell för fortbildning som har stöd i forskning. “Vi ska inte tala om eleverna i sig utan om hur de ska undervisas. Vi ska inte tala om undervisningen i sig utan hur den påverkade eleverna.” – Timperley, Det professionella lärandets inneboende kraft Nu har vi kommit halvvägs i arbetet med att fördjupa våra kunskaper och professionella färdigheter och att låta eleverna få nya erfarenheter av lärande. 3) Entreprenöriellt lärande (vt15) – Lärmodul 1 – En skola där eleverna vill vara – Lärmodul 2 – Värdeskapande som pedagogik Lärandemål

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