Deakin University CRICOS Provider Code: 00113BPREPARINGLEARNINGACTIVITIESDr Zosh PawlaczekDeakin Learning Futures, Teaching Development
Deakin University CRICOS Provider Code: 00113BOBJECTIVES„ Explore your design preferences in preparing learningactivities„ Discuss planning elements of learning facilitation„ Reflect on your practices for managing a learningenvironment„ Create a context for reflecting on own practice.
Deakin University CRICOS Provider Code: 00113BTEACHING PHILOSOPHYWhat is your Teaching Philosophy?“The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuousformation through choice of action.”John Dewey
Deakin University CRICOS Provider Code: 00113BPLANNING AND MANAGING LEARNINGACTIVITIES„ Good Practice – what is it?„ Aims and objectives iterated aslearning outcomes„ Syndicate (unit/module)specifications made clear„ Discipline knowledgespecialism conveyed
Deakin University CRICOS Provider Code: 00113BPLANNING: KEY ELEMENTS•Timing•Structure of activities•Your involvement inactivities•How you will instruct•H&S•Reflect on participant learning•Pilot new ways of assessmentand monitor•Gauge participant approaches tolearning•Participate in an analytic processthat is intrinsic to good practice•Activities•Motivation strategies•Understand intended LOs•Know the Syndicate Aimsand objectives•Acquire relevant subjectknowledge for session Preparing DesigningPresentingEvaluating
Deakin University CRICOS Provider Code: 00113BBased on part or whole of program thatculminates in a “course” for example, likea degree.THE PLANNING PROCESSThis encompasses the day to dayresponsibilities of facilitators and includessessions including - parts of sessions andsequences of sessions.Topic or unit of work that may last for partor whole of syndicate activity.GoalsShort TermMedium TermLong TermPreparation of learning activities HAS to belong to all three of these goals.
Deakin University CRICOS Provider Code: 00113BSALJO’S (1982) CATEGORIES OF LEARNING1. A qualitative increase in knowledge.2. Memorizing.3. Acquisition of facts, methods, etc.which can be retained and used whennecessary.4. The extraction of meaning.5. And interpretation process aimed atunderstanding reality.CognitiveLearningCategories 1,2 & 3Recall andretentionHolisticLearningCategories 4& 5Relate toyour learningoutcomes
Deakin University CRICOS Provider Code: 00113BMANAGING THE LEARNING SETTINGPerson-centredapproachInteractiveApproachInterventionistApproachCarl Rogers –congruence, high regard,empathy. Idiosyncratic andlaissez-faire.Anticipating behaviour andmanaging bypredetermined rules.Assertive but restrictive.Both need to negotiaterules and values togetherso that the learningenvironment is understoodby all.Groundwater-Smith el al. (2003)
Deakin University CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B„ “Classroom management” is about the stepsthat a facilitator takes to ensure that alearning environment is maintained.„ Teaching qualities and tasks – distinctive.„ Creating and maintaining a positive learningenvironment.„ Developing relationships.„ Monitoring the learning environment.„ Reflection and evaluation.„ Peer reviewFacilitating learning is “what one person does to try tohelp another to learn” (Claxton, 1984)