Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
#GELPedu New models for learning, new pedagogies, digital learning and the educator workforce for the future
Slides available at: http://zhaolearning.com
Held up Air New Zealand as an example of innovation - making safety videos you actually want to watch.
Born in a tiny house in China, a "failed Chinese peasant". Has spent his old life running away from his failures - ran away from China to US.
A lot of money is spent on children's education a year. In NZ approx 10,000 U.S. Per year which is more than 70% of adult's wealth globally. Zhao questioned what students get for this, he believes we are short changing our children. Our children are differently talented. We are driven my different motivations. Where does passion come from? He identified 16 human motivators.
Diversity of motivation. The is no universal motivator. Natural born diversity is a great asset. Family and nurture can suppress or enhance these motivators. E.g. curiosity can be suppressed or enhanced. If you spend 10000 hours doing something you are good at and passionate about, you can achieve something great. Spend 10,000 hours doing something you are not good at or passionate about you will get better, but not greatness.
In Industrial Age was about homogeneity, the needed a workforce with set skills. Schools reflect this. Norm referenced assessment - deficit driven actions. Standardised curriculum, just in case teaching, isolated classrooms. Individual differences forced through school to produce prescribed outcomes.
I don't believe in driving education by fear. Education should be driven by hope.
Robotics and automation is an opportunity to focus on what we are passionate about.
Recommended Reading: The Second Machine Age
Recommended Reading: The World is Flat
We have moved from the age of necessity to the age of choice. We consume choice. Zhao gave the example of shampoos and conditioners - who knew we needed so much choice.
What's the role of a national curriculum? What is the pedagogy is required to teach our children? We need to make authentic products that mean something to somebody. We need to learn to make, not just make to learn.
Zhao gave the example of Expeditionary Learning Schools which are exemplified by perfect based learning expeditions, where students engage in interdisciplinary, in depth study of compelling topics - in groups and often with their community.
See more about Expeditionary Learning Schools here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expeditionary_learning_schools
We need to develop the global competencies of connecting with other people.
A new model is needed.
Curiosity, passion, creativity
To produce enhanced human talents
Monday, November 23, 2015
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
- Each year, students study a number of courses or subjects.
- In each subject, skills and knowledge are assessed against a number of standards. For example, a Mathematics standard could be: Apply numeric reasoning in solving problems.
- Schools use a range of internal and external assessments to measure how well students meet these standards.
- When a student achieves a standard, they gain a number of credits. Students must achieve a certain number of credits to gain an NCEA certificate.
- There are three levels of NCEA certificate, depending on the difficulty of the standards achieved. In general, students work through levels 1 to 3 in years 11 to 13 at school.
- Students are recognised for high achievement at each level by gaining NCEA with Merit or NCEA with Excellence. High achievement in a course is also recognised.
Principles guiding our NCEA vision and design
- Low stress
- As naturally occurring as possible
- A balance of personalisation, rigour and high expectations
- Designed to fit best practice for each learning area
- Ensure coverage, progression and pathways to personal success
Level One NCEA at HPSS
- Projects - Where opportunities arise for genuine, naturally occurring Achievement Standard evidence to be produced, these should be pursued (for students operating at Curriculum Level 6 or 7) in consultation with Project Guides.
- Learning Hubs - Where opportunities arise for genuine, naturally occurring Achievement Standard evidence to be produced, these could be pursued (for students at Curriculum Level 6 or 7) in consultation with Learning Team Leaders.
- Qualification Learning Modules / Qualification SPINS - will be designed to provide opportunities for naturally occurring Achievement Standards evidence to be produced. Each module will offer each student a maximum of one Achievement Standard per Learning Area per semester (which equates to 12 Achievement Standards in total)**
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