Week 1: Learning Environments
Essentially involves the following:
Watch the following videos and consider what Dr Atkin is saying about the physical environments we are working in. What does she challenge you to do in the Part 2 video? How will you do this?
Week 2: Learning Environments
How did you go with surveying students about their ideal learning environments at home and school? Thanks for the reflections on Dr Aitkin’s videos too.
This week we are going to look at the second part of this element- a CULTURE for learning.
The characteristics of cultures moving toward deep learning looks like:
Reading and Task
What aspects of a culture for learning are discussed in this reading? What is one thing you could look to do with a class to improve in this area this week? How will you do this?
WEEK 3 Learning Environments
Week 3- Learning Environments
‘A climate and culture for learning- interactive learning environments where students are deeply engaged and motivated.’- This is our aim for Deep Learning and our particular element of Learning Environments.
“ The crucial challenge at hand is to change the culture of schooling. Those running school systems will need to move away from notions of command, control, and ordered change from above and, instead, work to create emergent systems that support teachers and students owning their learning and taking it in new directions. Students, teachers, principals, parents, and districts must push from the bottom to the middle.” Taken from ‘Deep Learning: Engage the world, Change the world.’
Collaboration is at the heart of Deep Learning and assists in creating a climate and culture for learning.
Watch the following video and then answer the reflection questions in Google Classroom.
Video and Task
How did Christchurch Girls High School staff through their collaborative inquiry use student agency?What was the impact of this?
What is one way that you could use student voice to enhance the learning culture in a class this week? Or, do you have an example of how you have used/are using this.