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1 Thinking About Your Thinking/Different Learning Styles/ Making Connections/ Graphic Organizers Wed Oct 16, 2013 Wendy Klassen, Anne MacLean Faculty of Education, UBCO

2 GOALS Make your students thinking visible: primarily for themselves, but also for you Encourage students to think more deeply – Past the superficial, passive, filling a vessel notion – Enrich students conceptual understanding – Personalize the learning – Make connections – Think critically

3 Inclusive Practice for a Wide Range of Student Needs …Why? Colleen Lindsay School Psychologist Student Support Services SD 22 Vernon, BC

4 Why? This Task May Illustrate This Question Take out a blank piece of paper. Draw a picture of a pig. You will be presented with the completely nonscientific analysis of your drawing.

5 Interpretation If the pig is drawn: – Toward the top of the paper, you are positive and optimistic. – Toward the middle of the paper, you are a realist. – Toward the bottom of the paper, you are negative and pessimistic.

6 If the pig: – Faces left, you believe in tradition. – Faces right, you are innovative and active. – Faces forward (looking at you), you are direct and forthright. – Faces the rear, seek counseling immediately. (Thats a joke.)

7 If the pig is drawn with: – Many details, you are analytical. – Few details, you are a risk taker and sometimes commit before analyzing an entire situation. – Fewer than four legs showing, you are living in a time of major personal change. – Four legs showing, you are secure and sometimes stubborn. – More than four legs showing, seek professional help. (Another joke.)

8 The size of the ears indicates how good a listener you are – the bigger the better. The length of the tail indicates the quality of you love life. The longer the tail, the more fulfilling your love life. Did you even draw a tail?

9 TYPES OF KNOWLEDGE

10 Type of knowledge How Assessed?Examples What our students learn Content knowledge: What to know- facts, vocabulary, concepts etc. Procedural knowledge: How to knowledge- skills, strategies, techniques, procedures etc. Formative or Summative Work samples or portfolios with feedback /response Rubrics Quizzes/tests Free writing Performance tasks with criteria Interview or other personal communication How our students learn Tacit knowledge: Soft skills that help students acquire knowledge: for example, how to... take notes, read a textbook, pace yourself in the allotted time organize to begin a task be attentive to details, ask for help Formative Observation self-checking strategies To do lists Contracts Templates and graphic organizers Modelling Feedback What motivates our students to learn Self-knowledge: For example- Learning profile: our preferred modes of engagement when learning such as... Learning style Multiple Intelligences (MI) Affect: students attributes that directly affect a students motivation to learn and predispose them to behave in academically and socially productive (or unproductive) ways such as... Interests Attitudes/Anxieties Aspirations & Efficacy Formative Observation Questionnaires or surveys (Learning Style, MI, Interest, Attitude) Free write: journals, metaphors, poetry Visual representation: drawing, sculpting, model creation

11 Metacognition: - awareness and understanding of one's own thought processes - active control over the cognitive processes engaged in learning

12 Assessment AS Learning Teachers work with their students to bring them into the assessment process so that the students learn to understand how they are learning as opposed to what they are learning.

13 Self-Assessment: An on-going process whereby students reflect on their learning Association for Achievement and Improving for Learning

14 Students take responsibility for their learning Association for Achievement and Improving for Learning

15 Activities such as planning how to approach a given learning task, monitoring comprehension, and evaluating progress toward the completion of a task are metacognitive in nature.

16 Metacognitive strategies include mnemonic devices, problem-solving routines, self-monitoring skills, and the use of graphic organizers. Graphic organizers are designed to assist students in representing patterns, interpreting data, and analyzing information relevant to problem- solving in order to assess their own learning.

17 CONNECTIONS

18 What did you have for dinner last Sunday? Learning is contextual!!

19 Prior Knowledge Prompt Relates new learning to existing knowledge Promotes learning by helping students retrieve relevant information and learn with awareness

20 Mnemonic Devices Strategies that students and teachers can create to help student remember content. The verbal information promotes recall of unfamiliar information and content. Examples??

21 Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally BEDMAS My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas

22 K-W-L or K-W-H-L KWL KWHL Before introduction of a topic, students write down and discuss, what they know (K) (or think they know) and what they wonder about or want (W) to learn about the topic. They may also include how (H) they are going to find the information.

23 Graphic or Visual Organizers http://www.enchantedlearning.com/g raphicorganizers/ http://www.enchantedlearning.com/g raphicorganizers/

24 Frayers Model

25 Fishbone

26 PMI – Plus, Minus, Interesting

27 Venn Diagram

28 Flowchart

29 Graphic or Visual Organizers http://www.enchantedlearning.com/g raphicorganizers/ http://www.enchantedlearning.com/g raphicorganizers/

30 GOALS REVISITED Make your students thinking visible: primarily for themselves, but also for you Encourage students to think more deeply – Past the superficial, passive, filling a vessel notion – Enrich students conceptual understanding – Personalize the learning – Make connections – Think critically


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