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What we Know about teaching that works

What we Know about teaching that works



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  • Anne Pia
    What we Know: Theory and Research
  • What we Know: the theory
    Learning settings - complex, volatile environments of dynamic change
    Potential for change is dependant on certain factors being present
    Revisiting Vygotsky (1961, 1978) and the zone of proximal development, stressing dialogue and co-construction of knowledge
  • What we Know: the Theory
    Enculturation in classrooms (Bourdieu,1977,1984; Lave and Wenger,1991)
    Power relations in classrooms (Foucault,1985; Aronowitz and Giroux,1985)
    The prime importance of other as a dynamic for change (Wenger,1998; Marková, 2004))
    The unsettling issue of identity and the impact on it by the social settings of classrooms (Gallacher, 2002,2006; Holland, 1998, 2001)
  • What we Know: the Theory
    Power of dialogue – dialogue as embodiment of self, dialogue as voices of the mind (Mercer, 2002; Alexander, 2004)
    Importance of emotion, instinct, sensing and non-verbal communication (Heron, 1996; Heron &Reason, 1997).
  • Conclusions from the Theory
    Engaging classrooms:
    give space for the self
    provide flexibility for growth
    promote collaborative learning and knowledge construction
  • Conclusions from the Theory
    2. Engaging classrooms are ones where the learning strategy is based on:
    • continual questioning
    challenge, enquiry
    discussion and debate
    3. Engaging classrooms are ones where learners’ voices are heard
  • Learners at UWS
    Their journey
    Learning literature
    Reflection on past experiences
    Reflection on what motivated them to learn
    Undertook action research looking at the impact of class groupings, dialogue, knowledge transmission and knowledge-making as learning strategies
    Looked very closely at the impact learners can have on learning strategies and the learning setting
  • Introducing the Presentations
    Group 1: Aileen Ellis, Janice McVey, AbduljafarAhmadu, OkitikpiOghenerukevwe
    Group 2: MariebethKosky, Lisa Milner-Smith, OlatubosunOdukomaiya, Chris Moore
    Group 3: Geraldine Clark, John Canning, Claire Lumsden
  • Anne Pia
    What we Know: Theory and Research