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MoRe Pilot, outcomes, a presentation


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Presentation used during thunderstorm session at MEL SIG event, 21st April 2010, University of Sunderland

and on the 27th October 2010 during an ASSET and MEL SIG event in Sheffield

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MoRe Pilot, outcomes, a presentation

  1. 2. <ul><li>developing reflection within initial teacher training </li></ul><ul><li>recording and sharing audio reflections within a community (use own devices) </li></ul><ul><li>peer support </li></ul><ul><li>pilots: student teachers with dyslexia </li></ul><ul><li>duration: Feb – March 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>not funded! </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>Kolb (1984) experiential learning </li></ul><ul><li>Piaget (1950) constructivism </li></ul><ul><li>Vygotsky (1978) socio constructivism </li></ul><ul><li>Wenger (2006) communities of practice </li></ul><ul><li>Siemens (2006) connectivism </li></ul>
  3. 5. <ul><li>wordpress </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>ipadio the space where I record my thoughts about the pilot
  4. 6. Time reflecting, calling, listening, engaging in conversation Money call to a UK landline, once a week, for 8 weeks
  5. 7. “ Really easy. It would have taken me 2 hours to write my reflective journal. Now this is just a quick phone call between my dusting.” “ It feels natural. I can listen back and have another chance to filter what I can take away and learn from it.”
  6. 9. <ul><li>criteria based on Hatton’s and Smith’s (1995), also adapted by Moon (2004) </li></ul>abbreviation/title characteristics 3 CritR Critical Reflection Critical exploration and reasoning of practice in a wider context, link to theory and thinking about the effects upon others of one's actions. 2 DialR Dialogic Reflection Stepping back, practice analysed, reasoning well developed, linking own viewpoints with these of other, exploring problem solving. 1 DescR Descriptive Reflection Own practice is analysed, some reasoning for decisions and actions, limited to own viewpoints and perspective. 0 RepoR0 Reporting, no reflection Accounts limited to reporting events sporadic evidence of reflection.
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  8. 11. <ul><li>MoRe pilot (totals) </li></ul><ul><li>duration: 8 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>18 phlogs /8 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>146min ( 2h 26min )/8 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>per student (averages) </li></ul><ul><li>9 phlogs /8weeks </li></ul><ul><li>73min ( 1h 13min )/8 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>8min /phlog </li></ul>live link: good issues actions engagement throughout technology, initially more initial training and testing descriptive -> reflective 0 > 1(+2) ongoing support peer support, refine approach students positive weekly activities 2-week cycle? structured approach technical support audio feedback modelling? peer support visual guides comparative study enjoyed pilot larger group