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, 12 May 2013
A benefit of doing the project first!
Several hours in the making, this data recording sheet should make the upcoming "Where should we BEE? " project a whole lot easier to run. This will help the students gather relevent data and then process it in a useful way once we are back in class. Without it, this project would be chaos.
I could only get my head around this by reviewing several academic journals and getting out and doing a (brief) bee walk, yes that's doing the project first.