[This was originally posted on the CORE Education blog.] A recent announcement from Hon. Hekia Parata signalled that digital fluency will be a key focus for Ministry centrally-funded professional learning support in 2016 (PLD Changes will lift student achievement, 23 Sept. 2015). The value of growing digitally fluent learners was signalled in the Ministry report, […]Read More What is digital fluency?
This post reflects some of the key sessions from the Connected Education Summit, 22 April 2015, where I was presenting, and some emerging thoughts on the ideas we heard. It was a day aimed far more at the intersection of business and education than at practitioners. We heard from (largely white, middleclass male…) futurists (‘where the world […]Read More Pipelines to the future – Connected Education | #ConnectAU15
I must confess that, the references to ’21st century education’, and the memes that surround it, are ones I am increasingly trying to avoid in favour of more precise descriptions of what we are actually trying to achieve with education that suits our learners, their needs if they are to thrive in society, knowledge and understandings […]Read More Key Competencies book review | The future’s bright….
Oh dear. I’ve been so busy churning out essays for the MEd ( a tough master, pun intended), an online workshop for the NZATE conference (more about this soon) and just keeping body & mind together, this poor wee blog has been rather neglected. Still, like the wasteland that is the bottom of my garden, […]Read More Reap and sow / compare and contrast