My interest in the idea of sharing pedagogical purposes comes directly with the contact I have had with the Project for Enhancing Effective Learning at Monash University in Australia. Now each of these teachers were very active in establishing learning agendas with their classes. The impact they were having was inspiring. Each classroom tool can have a purpose beyond delivering content, and this needs to be shared.
I suppose the purpose of this website is collate, crystalise and open dialogues about how to increase this within classrooms. As the quote from Carl Bereiter illustrates this classroom methodology can empower our students.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

The benefits of "teacher as designer" concept mapped

The role of the reacher at High Tech High is defined by the role "teacher as designer" so they design the curriculum and the procesese and experiences the students go through. This concept map shows some of the benefits and a few of the operational conditions required for this to flourish as it does at High Tech High.t