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Trafalgar Primary School in Victoria, Australia, pioneers radical approaches to learning
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Learning Futures Collaborative- your views??
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An Enquiry ‘Product’ from the Social Experiment Day in July 2010
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Change Stories: teachers’ accounts of how they changed their practice
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What are Schools For? – conference report

Trafalgar Primary School in Victoria, Australia, pioneers radical approaches to learning

Vicki Miles, Principal, Trafalgar Primary School in Victoria gives an overview of how her students are enhancing arts and media skills with integrated technology. Trafalgar Primary school is a progressive and innovative school that seeks to find learning experiences that support their philosophy of valuing the “whole child”. Trafalgar teachers actively engage in creating learning opportunities that support students in developing 21st century learning skills, specifically how students learn and engage with technology. With a highly successful integrated music and technology program, a fully functioning recording studio and a desire to engage with student interest, Trafalgar teachers wished to trial a number of innovative programs with their Grade 5/6 students through a newly developed open learning centre. How about trialling[…]

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Learning Futures Collaborative- your views??

In the Learning Futures Collaborative at the beginnnign of March, five teacher groups presented stories of significant change from their Learning Futures pedgaogies. All thirty people present identified key ideas throughout all five presentations and then tried to match them onto the four Learning Futures themes: School as Basecamp, School as Learning Commons, EnquiryBased learning and Extended Learning Relationships. The themes we came up with are here: Themes for LF Collaborative. We invite you to reflect on how these themes we generated from our stories of profound change connect to the four Learning Futures themes. If they don’t, what does that mean for our collaborative learning? If they do fit together – how does that work?

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An Enquiry ‘Product’ from the Social Experiment Day in July 2010

Last July we held a social experiment. Thirteen professional educators came together to undertake their own authentic enquiry. We all went up to Brandon Hill and had to select an object, artefact or place which was of interest to us.  We worked through the nine processes of authentic enquiry and on day two, each person had to present their new knowledge and reflect on their learning.  This slide show was Tim Small’s enquiry product. Tim slides View more presentations from enquiryblogger

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Change Stories: teachers’ accounts of how they changed their practice

Visiting University of Kent at Canterbury yesterday, I met Sally Fincher. She is  running an intruiging project called Change Stories, a narrative approach to eliciting accounts of practitioner learning: Our Question When do you make changes to your teaching? What gives you the idea? What do you do then? Our Idea: We aim to gather hundreds of real examples of how and when and why educators change their practice. Narrative is important to authentic enquiry. Even more interestingly, this is a project as part of her work on a Cognitive Edge course, arising from the work that Dave Snowden has been developing over the last decade, on the application of complexity theory to sensemaking. The  narrative database you’re taken to[…]

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What are Schools For? – conference report

What are Schools For? (10 Dec 2010, London) was the launch event for the UK’s Whole Education network, whose partners number many of the country’s most dynamic organisations seeking to effect educational transformation. “So far the active partners behind Whole Education include: ASDAN, Building Learning Power, Channel 4, The Co-operative College, Discovering Language, Flow, Food for Life Partnership, Futurelab, HTI, Human Scale Education, Incerts, Innovation Unit, Learning to Lead, Open Futures, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, RSA Opening Minds, School-Home Support, Sixth Form Colleges Forum, Skill Force, Speakers Trust, UK Youth, ViTaL Partnerships Ltd, World Challenge and The Young Foundation.” I went along wearing two hats: (i) as an Open Univ. researcher I’m tracking the shifting learning landscape with a particular interest[…]

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