Among the ramblings are Nuthalls difficulties in making learning visible, how random numbers are a hindrance not a help to learners, the reason why teachers need to claim back the word progress, the usefulness of SOLO taxonomy for tracking learning and the necessity of pre-assessing content. Oh, and lots of puerile acronyms.
I think this video makes the myth of activity and learning clear. It shouts know your pedagogocial content knowledge, look for those misconceptions.
Equally beautiful are these posts by David Didau http://t.co/SpV59jCO and
Kev Bartle http://t.co/JCqaweDc
It appears we really are claiming back the word progress and focusing where our students need us to bve. Focused upon learning.
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.