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Acts 010314 slideshare version

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Slidedeck from my session at the 2014 ACTS Conference.

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Acts 010314 slideshare version

  1. 1. what is learning?
  2. 2. neil winton english teacher blogger speaker writer learner ictexed member
  3. 3. What follows requires nothing more than hard work and effort…
  4. 4. What follows requires nothing more than hard work and effort…
  5. 5. learning is… …natural …spontaneous …normal …unpredictable
  6. 6. school is… …unnatural …planned …abnormal …predictable
  7. 7. ww1 poetry traditional approach involves reading and analysis of poems leading to critical essay
  8. 8. ww1 poetry traditional approach gives you… A poem that I have recently studied is Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen. Written in the time of the war, the reader expects a touching poem about the bravery of the soldiers, but instead they get the complete opposite. We think of deaths that occur in the war would be quick and painless a single bullet, but in this poem Owen shows us that extremely slow and intense. . The poem protests against the idea that is it “sweet and right to die for ones country”; by bitterly describing one soldiers excruciating death as he got caught in a gas attack during World War I. The imagery and word choice he uses shocks us, but the soldiers are completely desensitised to these scenes, and that is the touching bit part for us. In this essay I will be telling my point of view of which poem is the best out of the two, “Dulce et decorum est” by Wilfred Owens or the poem “The Call” by Jessie Pope. Both poems were written during and response to the Great War. “Dulce et Decorum Est” is about the reality of the Great War not the lies about how good it was unlike Jessie Pope wrote. Wilfred Owens was in the British Army and wrote what he saw. He came up with “Dulce et Decorum Est” when he was in Craiglockhart war hospital after he was diagnosed with shell shock fighting for
  9. 9. ww1 poetry Time Detectives Approach
  10. 10. CfE: Time Detectives Case 01
  11. 11. Time Detectives • Investigate the clues… • Make the connections… • Solve the mystery…
  12. 12. What You’ve To Do… • You’ll be given lots of different pieces of evidence… but very little information about them. • You will need to find out what each thing is… and then work out how they all link together.
  13. 13. Solve The Mystery… • Why was this changed? • "what minute-bells for these who die so fast"
  14. 14. oct ave plu vol s t plu a ses s tet = ?
  15. 15. ww1 poetry Time Detectives Approach puzzle it out…
  16. 16. ww1 poetry i n ! g n r Time Detectives a w y Approach g o g a d e p solo taxonomy
  17. 17. ww1 poetry start from a position of knowing nothing… solo prestructural
  18. 18. ww1 poetry starting to learn solo unistructural
  19. 19. ww1 poetry knowing several things solo multistructural
  20. 20. ww1 poetry finding links solo relational
  21. 21. ww1 poetry hypothesising solo extended abstract
  22. 22. ww1 poetry let the fun begin…
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  29. 29. shhh… “It’s the notes you don’t play that matter…” Miles Davis 1926-1991
  30. 30. What is beauty? What do you think?
  31. 31. Examples • Write down the names of FIVE people that you consider beautiful • Write down the names of FIVE people you think are not beautiful
  32. 32. Examples • Write down the names of FIVE places that you consider beautiful • Write down the names of FIVE places you think are an eyesore
  33. 33. Question • Is beauty only skin deep? • What other kinds of beauty can there be? • What is more important: looks or personality?
  34. 34. Definition • TASK: Write a definition of what beauty means to you. • Use your examples to try and illustrate this. • Can you explain why different people consider different things are beautiful?
  35. 35. what is beauty Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly2vp2tLH8s Task: http://secondyear.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/your-mission/
  36. 36. "We aren't stuck with the things we have now. We can make new things, better things. And it doesn't take many people to do it..." - John Siracusa writing about Steve Jobs
  37. 37. It takes one...
  38. 38. you
  39. 39. you
  40. 40. questions ? scottishteacher@gmail.com

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