Strategies relating to Assessment for learning Teaching for effective learning Outcomes of A Curriculum for Excellence Permeating – Inclusion, Success for all, MCMC, GIRFEC Working with people – and permeating Permeating - Working with people
The Journey to Excellence JTE and CfE
What do you think excellence is?
caring more than others think is wise risking more than others think is safe dreaming more than others think is practical expecting more than others think is possible
How good is our school?: The Journey to Excellence How good can we be? journeytoexcellence.org.uk
Focusing on values helps: Behaviour Achievement Educate the whole child Schools to be good places to be
What is the most important thing a human being can do?
USING: journeytoexcellence.org. uk Become familiar with the resource, contents, structure Professional Development Packs and developing your own Movie clips in talks –make suggestions for adding to them Improvement planning (search JTE for grid) Discussing pupils learning and staff CPD Sources of best practice: places, people, published research
Good Great The great challenge It was great that it became better, but it would have been better had it become great. Mollehave Great at what?
What is learning?
Thinking and learning in the classroom curriculum?
What is thinking? Modeling the world and dealing with it Manipulating information Forming concepts Problem solving Reasoning Making decisions
What about critical thinking? Analysis Evaluation Discernment discriminating being objective understanding perceiving
What kinds of thinking? making sense of the world big picture creative feedback - data, language So, ask interesting questions
Why are 1998 pound coins worth more than 1997 pound coins?
Do birds have lunchtimes?
What matters in teaching Ensure collaboration Provide challenge Make concepts explicit Make learning active & engaging Develop well-paced lessons with high levels of interaction Support independent learning Build in feedback and reflection Share expectations and standards Teaching approaches
Its the classroom, stupid! journeytoexcellence.org.uk
The big ten classroom factors? having a positive attitude the development of a pleasant social / psychological climate in the classroom having high expectations of what pupils can achieve lesson clarity effective time management strong lesson structuring the use of a variety of teaching methods using and incorporating pupils ideas using appropriate and varied questioning [Reynolds: highreliabilityschools.co.uk]
Creating Evaluating Analysing Applying Understanding Remembering BLOOMS REVISED TAXONOMY Creating Generating new ideas, products, or ways of viewing things Designing, constructing, planning, producing, inventing. Evaluating Justifying a decision or course of action Checking, hypothesising, critiquing, experimenting, judging Analysing Breaking information into parts to explore understandings and relationships Comparing, organising, deconstructing, interrogating, finding Applying Using information in another familiar situation Implementing, carrying out, using, executing Understanding Explaining ideas or concepts Interpreting, summarising, paraphrasing, classifying, explaining Remembering Recalling information Recognising, listing, describing, retrieving, naming, finding
Numeracy : Thinking about, understanding and relating to the environment Numeracy : Thinking about, understanding and relating to the environment Literacy : Learning language Thinking tools Literacy : Learning language Thinking tools Thinking! Wellbeing : Emotional factors Resilience Wellbeing : Emotional factors Resilience Learning! Wellbeing : Care, participation recognition, motivation Wellbeing : Care, participation recognition, motivation
TED.com 20th Century to 21st Century Interactive …..Participative Stable…..Agile Subjects…..Projects Delivered wisdom….. User generated One size fits all….. Personalisation National…..Global One to many…..Peer to peer Curriculum-centred…..Learner-centred
Trends More old people than young Competition for well educated people Technology accelerates everything Millennium generation – solutions Generation E – stability, security Learning, re-learning, re-learning No status quo – disruptive innovation Choices based on ethics and values Personal search – portfolio of beliefs Preparing for future jobs that dont yet exist
The E generation journeytoexcellence.org.uk
Innovative and creative Able to cross boundaries Adaptable and flexible Analytical and critical in thinking Can problem solve Personal development Technologically literate
Leadership for learning – childrens views Its more fun to colour outside the lines. Ask Why? until you understand. Make up the rules as you go along. It doesnt matter who started it. You sometimes have to take tests before you finish studying. If you want a kitten, start out asking for a horse. Keep knocking till someone opens the door. You cant ask to start over when youre losing.