Edward de Bono- sharing his story- Author of multiple books- creator of thinking startegies which are globally usedinspired educative practiceleading thinkersfresh perspectivesnew learningsharing our learning journeyconnections
De Bono, Jana, Janet and THE RED SOCKS- De Bono’s trdemark!
David Perkins, Ron Richart, karen Morrison- Harvard University & Australian Independent Schools – at Book Launch for ‘Making Thinking Visible’To name but a few.Most key note speakers referred to John Hattie and his research as the basis to their thinking. His research was quoted numerous times.Global Leaders in Thinking and Learning:Edward De BonoGuy ClaxtonBill LucasRon RichhartDavid PerkinsRosemary HipkinsDavid Perkins- Project Zero- based at Bialek College Melbourne- Professor of Education from Harvard University- Book Launch- accomplished and global leader in ‘Cultures of Thinking’
RosemaryHipkins and Margaret Carr, attended conference/keynotes. High acclaim for their thinking, the work of NZ researchers. John Hattie’s meta analysis research quoted by numerous speakers. New Zealand hailed as an ‘educational Nirvana’Powerful Messages:New Zealand Researchers are Leading Global Educative Thinking The New Zealand Curriculum is globally acclaimedTeaching students explicitly how to think, problem solve, debate, collaborate and communicate in a digital world is not a choice for schools
Time to open the gates, barriers identified.
The New Zealand Curriculum is globally recognised as being sufficiently Open ended to meet the demands of a rapidly changing society and timesTo be open to the practise of hyper pedagogy What is being learned about learning?LearnacyHyper literacyCurriculum Mind Shifts:‘Thoughtful lesson Design’Learning to ThinkThinking to LearnThinking about our thinkingThinking together
Remembering, understanding,applying, analysing, evaluating, and creatingScott McLeodDigital learning
Education 2.0 moving towards 3.0CurriculumMethodologiesAssessmentLearning spacesICTcreativity
We have to have PARENTS ON BOARD. Parents have a most powerful role to play in the process of educating students. They can support or unintentionally undermine. Developing Thinking Children:Is parental engagement the missing link?
Belfast City Hall Civic Reception
What’s around the corner?Economic instability – Ireland in grip of Austerity measures following GFC- Education/Health/Police
Leadership Opportunities 2012 at st Marys’
To make a Vision work- The MENTAL MODELS/ BELIEFS must be strong/ well developed- A CLEAR VIVID PICTURERosemary Hipkins talked about “ evidence centred assessment architecture” . Rosemary and many other keynotes were very interested to learn how St Mary’s was putting the research fro m Hattie and others in to reality through using self reporting and student reflection. We shared our Vision for Reflection/Self Reporting/ On Line “ evidence centred assessment architecture”
15th international conference on thinking 2012
Barriers identified, its time to open the gates to‘students at the centre’ of a digital world
“In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while thelearned find themselves beautifully equipped to dealwith a world that no longer exists”
Professional DevelopmentBudgeting for staff to attend ICOT Wellington January 2013 Ulearn January 2012- Teachers Only Days- Hamilton Foster relationships with leading Catholic and Integrated Schools in Australia Sister school relationship with Colegio Monteserat Developing a Learning Community, including:Students/Parents/Teachers/B.O.T., PTA, Church community Learning Opportunities for Parent Body and Governance