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Learning Principles and Standards 2003


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Learning Principles and Standards 2003

  1. 1. LEARNING Principles and Standards
  2. 2. Learning Principles? <ul><li>What are principles anyway? </li></ul>Sorry—that’s PRINCIPAL!!!
  3. 3. Define Principle , then? <ul><li>principle, n. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3. a. A fundamental truth or proposition on which others depend; a general statement or tenet forming the (or a) basis of a system of belief, etc.; a primary assumption forming the basis of a chain of reasoning. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4. a. A general law or rule adopted or professed as a guide to action; a settled ground or basis of conduct or practice; a fundamental motive or reason for action, esp. one consciously recognized and followed.    Often partly coinciding with sense 3a. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What does that mean in practice? <ul><li>We need to be aware of the principles that guide our teaching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers’ assumptions regarding why and how students learn and what makes effective instruction ultimately determine what takes place in classrooms. Therefore, it is critical for the faculty of a school to articulate together the educational principles that will guide their practice. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What are standards, though?? <ul><li>standard, n. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>9. a. The authorized exemplar of a unit of measure or weight; e.g. a measuring rod of unit length; a vessel of unit capacity, or a mass of metal of unit weight, preserved in the custody of public officers as a permanent evidence of the legally prescribed magnitude of the unit.    original standard : the standard of which the others are copies, and to which the ultimate appeal must be made. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10. a. (Originally fig. from 9.) An authoritative or recognized exemplar of correctness, perfection, or some definite degree of any quality. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. How about learning standards? <ul><li>What are Learning Standards? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning standards are written statements of what students should know and be able to do as a result of their education at every grade level. They are also called “Content Standards.” Learning standards describe what teachers are supposed to teach and what students are supposed to learn. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Link between learning principles and learning standards? <ul><li>Standards for the 21st-Century Learner (AASL, 2007) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Download the Standards. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the learning principles behind these 4 Standards? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are they the same as the nine “Common Beliefs” outlined in the document ? </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. LEARNING