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Learning in a changing world


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An introduction to the series, ‘Learning in a Changing World’ will present an overview of each of the five books in the series. The potential of the books to inform, guide and educate education professionals will be considered in regard to meeting the needs of 21st Century learners.

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Learning in a changing world

  1. 1. Learning in a Changing World Pathways to learning Presented by Dr Jennie Bales
  2. 2. “The principal goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done; men and women who are creative, inventive and discovers, who can be critical and verify, and not accept, everything they are offered.” Jean Piaget (1896-1890) (Ginsberg & Opper, 1969, cited in Todd 2010, p1)2 Dr J Bales 3 Oct 2011
  3. 3. The teacher librarian’s toolkit3 What aDr J Bales a school library makes difference 3 Oct 2011
  4. 4. 10 point checklist – how do you rate? There is a qualified teacher librarian managing the library The library is open whenever the school is open Students learn information processing skills in the school library Students can borrow the resources they need, when they need them There aren’t long waiting lists for popular fiction There’s more than enough space for a whole class to fit into the library There is high speed access to the internet Students are encouraged to use online electronic resources, not just Google There are special activities eg for Book Week, the Premier’s Reading Challenge Your child thinks the library is ‘awesome’ From: What a difference a school library makes: How good is your childs school? Dr J Bales 3 Oct 2011
  5. 5. Your learning, teaching and advocacy tools Connect, Communicate, Collaborate, by Judy O’Connell and Dean Groom Learning in an online environment with new media Virtual Worlds by Judy O’Connell and Dean Groom Learning in a virtual world Designing the Learning Environment by Susan La Marca Considerations for designing library / learning space Curriculum Integration by Ross Todd Constructivist learning, Guided Inquiry and using this as a basis for integration Resourcing for Curriculum Innovation by June Wall and Sandra Ryan Information resources, staffing, learning resources5 Dr J Bales 3 Oct 2011
  6. 6. The series is ... Based on best practice pedagogy Based on engaging students in authentic learning Assumes that curriculum implementation is holistic and not segmented - e.g. does not specify information skills or other specific skills Future oriented – we should be aiming towards the expectations of the books in the series6 Dr J Bales 3 Oct 2011
  7. 7. TL toolkit – Resourcing for Curriculum Innovation Advocacy essentials Confirms and guides your practice in collection development and management. A MUST READ for the principal and school leadership team and anyone who argues/suggests/hints that the library (and TLs) are obsolete in an electronic/digital world. Personal conviction that libraries are not obsolete Authority to back this up ☺7 Dr J Bales 3 Oct 2011
  8. 8. Are you resource savvy? or just hanging around? Toolkit essentials Abreast with curriculum changes Participate in / lead curriculum dialogue Resourcing appropriately and envisioning future needs Conversant with digital literacy ☺ Support T & L with practical resources ☺8 Dr J Bales 3 Oct 2011
  9. 9. Connect, communicate, collaborate Web 2.0 essentials Understanding shifting trends ☺ chart Digital Identity Reflective Writing ☺ rubric for blogging ☺ links Creating and Collaborating ☺ Maps Bloom’s + ICT Search and retrieval ☺ links9 Dr J Bales 3 Oct 2011
  10. 10. Digital identity Powerful influence First Space Second Space Third Space Personal School Social10 Dr J Bales 3 Oct 2011
  11. 11. Virtual Worlds Vision of future learning Learning in the metaverse ☺ links Personal identity Tools and techniques ☺ connecting to literature Virtual worlds to explore ☺ links Making the transition Personal Learning Networks (W4.5)11 Dr J Bales 3 Oct 2011
  12. 12. Experience “It could be said to understand the game, you have to play the game!” (O’Connell & Groom, 2010, p. 14)12 Dr J Bales 3 Oct 2011
  13. 13. Designing the Learning Environment Reflective learning spaces Collaborative learning spaces13 Dr J Bales 3 Oct 2011
  14. 14. Designing the Learning Environment Resource space Resource management Essential design elements14 Dr J Bales 3 Oct 2011
  15. 15. Curriculum Integration Teaching toolkit Guided inquiry ☺ Model of Information Search Process (Kuhlthau) Unpack capabilities Resource-based Thinking-based Knowledge-based Reading to learn Personal & interpersonal Learning management15 Dr J Bales 3 Oct 2011
  16. 16. Holistic symmetry Curriculum integration matrix Melds Information Research Process with Guided Inquiry Framework for guiding the selection of interventions to develop capabilities16 Dr J Bales 3 Oct 2011
  17. 17. Professional Pathways Pathways for teacher librarians Pathways for educators Rethinking, Redesigning Designing learning spaces your Role Integrating ICT in the Viewing through a lens curriculum Collection development Designing engaging Designing learning teaching and learning resources activities (W4.3) Using the Learning Matrix17 Dr J Bales 3 Oct 2011
  18. 18. Viewing through a lens – e.g. Designing literature programs Scenario – I need to develop a literature program for Yrs 5 and 6... Constructivist learning as a basis – GI as a methodology – reading to learn as a framework ICT related tools or resources to engage students in a collaborative process Create a virtual world for the setting of the genre or ?? of the literature program Develop learning scaffolds that support the program eg literature circle scaffold or blog reflection etc Uses Curriculum Integration; Connect, Communicate, Collaborate; and Virtual Worlds and Curriculum Integration for curriculum design and innovation18 Dr J Bales 3 Oct 2011
  19. 19. Integrating ICT in the curriculum Consideration of learning paradigms and ICT use by: Looking at Constructivist learning and Guided Inquiry, then Consider the role of virtual worlds and other new media tools in learning – what can they do to value add to learning? Use the learning matrix as a basis to think about what capabilities / outcomes are needed for learning Identify tools to support learning Uses Curriculum Integration; Connect, Communicate, Collaborate; and VirtualWorlds and Curriculum Integration for curriculum design and innovation19 Dr J Bales 3 Oct 2011
  20. 20. Designing engaging teaching and learning activities Developing an Inquiry unit Learning management competencies – Resource based competencies – Thinking based competencies – Knowledge based competencies – Personal & interpersonal competencies – Reading to learn – Uses Curriculum integration; Connect, communicate, collaborate; and Resourcing for curriculum innovation20 Dr J Bales 3 Oct 2011
  21. 21. References O’Connell & Groom, 2010, Virtual worlds, ACER Press, Camberwell, Vic. Todd, R 2010, Curriculum integration, ACER Press, Camberwell, Vic. What a difference a school library makes 2011, ASLA and ALIA, Permissions Images of book covers used with permission of ACER Press Photographs, © J. Bales21 Dr J Bales 3 Oct 2011
  22. 22. Thank you…22 Dr J Bales 3 Oct 2011