'One of the lessons that children learn from a very young age is that space is both enabling and constraining.' To what extent, therefore, do innovative learning environments contribute to improved cognitive, affective and social learning outcomes for students?
Highly recommended text available online free. (Note: Chapter 7: Collaborative Learning and Chapter 9: Learning to Learn).
Chris takes a closer look at collaboration between pupils: why do they enjoy it and how does it work?
In this video notice the vocabulary the students use and the way they use it. Consider what the school has put in place over time to establish and sustain this practice so students acquire a life long skill related to how to learn.
Stonefields School leaders discuss learning strategies that help students solve problems they don’t know the answer to. Students do not wait for the teacher…
This video provides a sense of the school’s vision for teaching and learning through teacher, student and leader reflections.
A youtube clip (just over 3 mins) that talks about the need to change
The video features US educator Wesley Fryer, in a podcast in which he differentiates between 'enthral' and 'engage'. His challenge is that we too often find ourselves focusing on activities and approaches designed to 'enthral' our learners, where we should be aiming to engage them
In this video Michael Fullan describes some of the principles of what he calls the New Pedagogies, and challenges us to consider how, as we go deeper into learning can technology accelerate the quality of learning?
Dr. Julia Atkin, an independent education and learning consultant, discusses collaborative teaching and learning, and the spaces we learn in. "How well is this space set up for me to learn...?"