Learning How to Learn - Towards a ‘Knowledge Building’ Pedagogy
If it is our goal to develop ‘a vibrant and successful knowledge economy’; to see our students truly engaged in their learning, enabled and empowered to both learn about established knowledge but as importantly, ‘create knowledge’ and ‘improve knowledge’; if we are keen to see our learners skilled and ready to substantively participate and actively contribute to their world, we need to re-think what we are doing, and how we are doing what we are doing, in schools. We need to teach our kids how to learn through a comprehensive learning process that mirrors the way in which learning occurs in the outside world so that they can take responsibility for, and control of, their own learning. We need to ensure that intellectual rigor, depth of knowledge and understanding, authentic, relevant, engaging and purposeful curriculum are our priorities. We need to change the way learning is planned, designed, implemented, assessed and evaluated. We need to transcend our current vision of teaching and learning for our kids and transform our practice!
What does it mean to learn?
Is there a difference between knowing and learning?
What does it mean to ‘build knowledge’ and ‘create knowledge’?
What is authentic learning?
What is integrated learning?
Is there a difference between theme and authentic integration?
What does real learning look like?
What are the similarities and differences between ‘real life’ learning and ‘in school learning’?
How does planning need to change if ‘knowledge building’, ‘knowledge creating’, and authentic, disciplined, goal directed inquiry are end goals?
In this webinar, we will examine these critical questions as you challenge your current approach to delivering curriculum. Lane will offer a refreshing, necessary and practical approach to re-thinking and re-engineering how teachers teach and how learners learn.
• explore what it means to teach your learners HOW to learn through an explicit process that mirrors the way learning occurs in the ‘real world’ AND promotes knowledge building and knowledge creation
• explore what it means to engage learners in authentic, personally relevant,
rigorous learning that address curriculum mandates and adds value to their life and the lives of others
• explore a planning process that will enable and empower you to design truly authentic, relevant, rigorous and engaging instruction that address curriculum mandates, seamlessly infuses 21C skills and teaches your learners HOW to learn
Target Audience: Teachers (all grades), Instructional Coaches, Allied Educators and School Leaders