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A magical learning journey

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A magical learning journey

  1. 1. Year 7 <br />German<br />Catholic <br />Ladies’<br />College<br />A magical learning journey<br />Tina Wilkinson, LOTE KLA Team Leader – twilkinson@clc.vic.edu.au<br />
  2. 2. Challenges and Research<br />“almost all students are bored in school, even those who score well” <br />(Krajcik and Blumenfeld, 2009)<br />ENGAGEMENT<br />Prensky (2005) identifies three categories of students: those who are “truly self-motivated”, “students who go through the motions” and those who “tune us out”. <br />“a deep and persistent malaise afflicts language education in Australia” <br />(LoBianco, 2009)<br />
  3. 3. Parents and policymakers remember being taught that way, and are often uncomfortable when their children have different learning experiences. Many teachers have spent an entire career mastering the skills required to manage an instructionist classroom, and they understandably have trouble envisioning a different kind of school. <br />(Sawyer 2009) <br />Instructionism versus Constructivism<br />
  4. 4. Focus Principles...<br />The learning sciences are interdisciplinary, bringing together researchers in psychology, education, computer science, philosophy, sociology, anthropology and so on. (Sawyer 2009)<br />A Learning Sciences Approach<br /><ul><li> Authenticity
  5. 5. Collaborative/ social learning
  6. 6. Transformative potential of technology</li></li></ul><li>
  7. 7. Virtual World<br /><ul><li> Levels
  8. 8. Challenges and super challenges
  9. 9. Sense of achievement
  10. 10. Individual and collaborative learning
  11. 11. Infusion of various technologies
  12. 12. Intercultural adventures
  13. 13. Creativity</li></ul>Personalised learning <br />http://dachl-schule.wikispaces.com<br />
  14. 14. In Class Activities<br /><ul><li> Building a learning community
  15. 15. Encouragement
  16. 16. Team work
  17. 17. Creativity
  18. 18. Fun
  19. 19. Face-to-face interaction
  20. 20. Digital technologies:</li></ul>Video and still cameras<br />Easi-speak microphone<br />iPods<br />
  21. 21. Epals<br />Connection to global peers<br />Intercultural learning<br />Authenticity!<br />
  22. 22. www.wikispaces.com<br />www.voki.com<br />www.wallwisher.com<br />https://docs.google.com<br />http://www.epals.com/<br />http://grou.ps/<br />iPods/iPads<br />Web 2.0<br />Digital Video<br />Easi Speak <br />microphones<br />Technologies<br />
  23. 23. Tina WilkinsonLOTE KLA Team Leader <br />twilkinson@clc.vic.edu.au<br />

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