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.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Student perspective on critiques

I had the good fortune of hosting a class critique today, and had a chat with the student who volunteered their work for the class to scrutinise. I have the feeling it was her first experience of this, yet her astute assessment of this is perfect. The discussion was solely about the work, yet her comments are about the process of reflecting and learning to criticise your own work. This has happened before. the strange thing is, is that I did not even attempt to promote this idea, it just seems obvious to the students. The pictures show that the discussion focussed on the quality of the work.