3.1 Teach students how to learn

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Domain 3 of the Teaching for Effective Learning framework for South Australia. I thought I'd tackle them one at a time.

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3.1 Teach students how to learn

  1. 1. Teaching for effective learning<br />3.1 Teachstudents how to learn<br />
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  3. 3. What have youdone to makethemcurious?<br />Are theywondering?<br />Do they have time to come to termswithemergingideas?<br />Do theyfeelexcited about whatthey are learning?<br />Are theythinking about how thisfitsintotheir life or their future life?<br />sally07<br />3<br />
  4. 4. How have youaskedthem to takerisks and learn for themselves?<br />Have you made the substance clearsothey are not in the dark?<br />Can theyfollowwhatyou are saying and developit?<br />Are they able to thinkahead?<br />Have yousuggested challenges theycouldtry?<br />sally07<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Have younoticedtheir effort and commitment?<br />Have younoticedtheir good behaviours and thinking patterns?<br />Can they tell youwhatthey are doingwell?<br />Are younoticingtheir effort whichmaybedifferentfromyours?<br />Have theygot a life balance?<br />sally07<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Have we all shared how welearn and go about something?<br />Do youprovideopportunities for sharing?<br />Online?<br />Informally?<br />Formally?<br />Are theyreflecting about how theylearn and do things?<br />sally07<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Have youexplained how theirphysicaldevelopmentisaffecting how theylearn?<br />Somechildrengrowfasterthanothers<br />Some have growth issues withperipheralskills, fine motorskills, hormonal activity, building muscle…<br />Do you mention sleep and good nutrition?<br />Do you know the age range differences and capacities?<br />sally07<br />7<br />
  8. 8. How have youdeveloped a variety of learning modes?<br />Students love videos. Do youincorporate short videosintoyourlessons?<br />Do youallow for studentswhocannotwriteeasily and quickly?<br />Do you have visual and mental stimuli?<br />Do youallow for the artisticapproach?<br />sally07<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Do yourstudents have a clearpicture of theirlearningstrengths and weaknesses?<br />Can theyapproachothers to get a clearpicture about theirstrengths and weaknesses?<br />Do theyworry if theyfind a learning gap?<br />Do theyseek out help and advice and getit?<br />Do they have tangible evidence of theirlearningcurve?<br />sally07<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Have youhelpedthem to appreciate the input of others?<br />Do they know whom to consult for help and information?<br />Do they have plenty of options for getting help fromothers?<br />Do you talk about how theycanget good information and discuss issues withothers?<br />Do theyrealise a problemsharedis a problemhalved?<br />sally07<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Do yourstudents know that sharing isempowering and consolidateslearning?<br />Do they have a way of sharing theirideas and knowledge?<br />Do they have ways of sharing theirachievements and finishedproducts?<br />Do they know thatteachingotherswill help themlearn?<br />Do they have opportunities for publishingtheirwork?<br />sally07<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Do you help studentswith time management and organisation?<br />Do you do a walkthrough of time planning for anygivenassignment?<br />Do you show them how to makeiteasier on themselves?<br />Do youdiscuss as a class the best practices for tacklingsomething?<br />Do you have group brainstorming and problemsolving sessions?<br />sally07<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Have youhelpedyourstudentsdevelop a personallearning network?<br />Do they know what a personallearning network is?<br />Do they know the best people to put into one?<br />Do theydevelopsafe online opportunities for developing a learning network?<br />Do youdiscuss how to approach experts and expert sources?<br />sally07<br />13<br />
  14. 14. Scaffoldtheirthinking<br />Teachstrategies for creativethinking<br />Offerways of thinkingthrough a task<br />Encourage reflectionsotheycanseewhatthey have achievedand whattheyneed to improve<br />Constantly encourage them to do their best and offerlittle challenges along the way.<br />sally07<br />14<br />
  15. 15. How do you help yourstudentslearncriticalthinking?<br />StrategiesincludeGardner’s Multiple Intelligences,Costa’s Habits of the Mind, de Bono’s six thinkinghats, Bloom’sTaxonomyand Thinker’sKeys.<br />There are concept webs, thinkingtools , feedback sandwiches, polls, mindmaps, wordfields…<br />‘ scaffoldingtools ’ and ‘thinkingtools’ are whatyousearch for.<br />sally07<br />15<br />
  16. 16. Have youhelpedyourstudents to belifelonglearners?<br />Will theybe able to see the reason for thislearning in the future?<br />Have theylearnedsufficientlywellenough to know the applications of whatthey are learning?<br />Do youdiscuss real life opportunites for usingwhatyou are teachingthem?<br />Can theyextendwhatyou have taughtthem and build on it?<br />sally07<br />16<br />
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