Category - Coaching for Learning

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Our Learning Analytics are our Pedagogy
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ELLI profiles: size matters
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Coaching for learning at Noadswood School

Our Learning Analytics are our Pedagogy

Our Learning Analytics are Our Pedagogy from Simon Buckingham Shum In this keynote to  Macquarie University’s Expanding Horizons 2012 conference , I gave an overview of how the field is developing at macro, meso and micro scales, and then later on make a connection to the seminal work of the Assessment Reform Group on Assessment for Learning, in which University of Bristol played an active role through Patricia Broadfoot, and also to Paul Collard, who presents what is for me a provocative metaphor for the challenge we now face in education: musical reproduction ≠ musicality… Abstract: “Learning Analytics”: unprecedented data sets and live data streams about learners, with computational power to help make sense of it all, and new breeds of[…]

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ELLI profiles: size matters

OK, I want to launch a thread here which sets out an issue I’ve pondered for a while now, as I’ve understood more and more of the approach to learning power that ELLI embodies, but bringing in some thinking on information visualization, and critically, the underlying assumptions on which these depend. After some good email exchanges with Tim Small and Ruth Deakin Crick from the U.Bristol/Vital teams, it’s worth moving this into the blogosphere because some good stuff is coming out, and we welcome wider views. We all know how to read a spider Diagram, right? Spider Diagrams are used widely, providing a visual overview of multidimensional scores, but providing more shape information for the human eye than a simple[…]

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Coaching for learning at Noadswood School

Learning Futures Evaluation Meeting  Noadswood School 31.01.11 Eddie and Jenny describe their professional learning in prototyping ‘coaching for learning’ with their year seven classes, as part of their Enquiry Based Learning project.  The project began with a  Hook Day, followed by a two week break, then the Enquiry Project which ran on for 5 weeks, although it was planned to be shorter than this.  Jenny was leading the ‘control’ group, i.e. Enquiry and no formal coaching, while Eddie was leading the ‘experimental’ group which included formal coaching, as taught by Sam Green and the Waitrose team.  The key theme offered by the teachers was ‘conflict’.  Qing collected a significant amount of data from students and observations in Eddie’s class, and[…]

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