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Transforming Tired Topics


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What is a tired topic ?
How can it be transformed ?
All ideas welcome....

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Transforming Tired Topics

  1. 1. “ Transforming tired topics” Image: Flickr user Darwin Bell
  2. 2. What makes a topic ‘tired’ ? How do you know that it’s ‘tired’ ?
  3. 3. Your suggestions...
  4. 4. My Suggestions <ul><li>What makes a topic ‘tired’ ? </li></ul><ul><li>Repetition (from year to year, and re-occurence at different points in the curriculum) </li></ul><ul><li>Out-of-date (Glasgow GEAR scheme ?) </li></ul><ul><li>Nature of resources being used: banda are a dead give away... </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation of material </li></ul><ul><li>Nature of teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Outcomes expected from students </li></ul><ul><li>Relevance has altered (‘case-study inertia’) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Can you suggest some ‘tired topics’ ? Image credit: Alan Parkinson – made with Tiltshiftmaker website
  6. 6. What does a tired topic “look like” ?
  7. 7. What’s the best thing to do with a ‘tired’ topic ?
  8. 8. Your thoughts
  9. 9. My thoughts... Drop it Transform it Re-resource it Shorten it... Ask your PLN for help...
  10. 10. How can a tired topic be transformed ?