Archive for the ‘curriculum’ tag
My next big problem (wrong word?) is how to do this kind of stuff inside a school that’s moving very slowly or not at all in this direction. I’m all for being disruptive, but what happens to those students who get taught by me in a student-centered, project based way if they then move on to someone who has a more teacher centered approach the following year?
Once I’d posted I realised it sounded more like a blog post than notes for a bookmark, so I thought I’d add it here and ask for your thoughts. How do you square the circle of wanting to move to a more student centered / project based approach if the rest of school isn’t going that fast (or even in that direction?) What have you done? What have you chosen not to do? I think I need to kick this one around with a few people!
My second presentation to the recent Cardiff Teachmeet was supposed to accompanied by the slides below, but for whatever reason the filter wouldn’t let Google Docs through, so I scribbled down what I could remember and just talked about some of the stuff that I’d been doing and why I thought it was important.
In hindsight it may have been a little more preachy and less practical than I hoped, but it seemed to go down ok.
I’ve embedded the version I delivered below – you’ll need to scroll to about 3 minutes in.
The slide deck that should have accompanied this talk is below. I make a couple of references to a couple of the diagrams as I go through.