Governments, including here in New Zealand, frequently rely on OECD data to guide policy-making decisions. In recent years, that data has largely been from PISA (you can access the 2012 topline results for science, reading and maths here) and TALIS surveys. In the last few years, reliance on OECD data has come under scrutiny for being too narrow in its […]Read More Have you joined the tech revolution?
It’s a worthwhile task discussing the ‘why’ behind our actions – why we tried one particular activity, why we think of a certain student in the way we do – and to have a critical and supportive culture in which to have these challenging conversations.
We go where we look. So it’s vital to know where we are looking. And why.Read More You go where you look | Day 5 #28daysofwriting
Learning something – anything – new is hard. Learning something new as you get older, I think, can be even tougher. It’s a good reminder of how it feels to be that student…Read More More jerk than clean | Days 3 & 4 #28daysofwriting
Today I’m sharing a thought to conjure with. My recent presentations to schools have increasingly emphasised the inclusive nature of effective learning design. The importance of designing different pathways around the learners, those people, both students and teachers, who sit at the heart of how we think about learning programmes. Dimensions of effective teaching A recent […]Read More BYOD: Build your own depth
I recently saw the following piece of research – “The Impact of Digital Technology on Learning” – pass across my desktop, via DERN (the Digital Education Research Network). Overview In their intro to this report, DERN states: “Taking into account the scarcity of rigorous research into the benefits of teaching and learning with digital technologies, [this […]Read More The impact of digital technology on learning
Is personalised learning for all a pipe dream? Perhaps. A set of principles to aim for in the way we design learning? Why not? This is a quick share of a resource I have been looking at again today: >>>The Learner’s Charter for a personalised learning environment from FutureLab. It outlines what a learner might rightfully expect in […]Read More Learner’s charter for personalised environments | FutureLab
No two ways about it. It was a massive week at ICOT2013, not just because I was helping the CORE Education events team roll out this huge event. I was on the media team, and had the privilege of interviewing some of the invited presenters, included Dr. Sharon Friesen, Ewan McIntosh and …(drumroll)… Dr Edward […]Read More #ICOT2013 | International Conference on Thinking
8.30am, and according to the research, the 300+ audience of students should still have been asleep in bed. However, the 2011 Tech Hui saw hundreds of bright-eyed, keen folk turn up to Te Papa to hear a few of us, mostly old(er), folk share our thinking about all things technology. The annual Wellington event is […]Read More Make social media WORK for you