Assessment for, of and as learning

Take some time to explore the resource, noting especially the specific strategies you can use for formative assessment. Explore YouTube and Pinterest for formative assessment ideas. Record any useful resources you have found in your journal. 10 aspects of strategic questioning from the AITSL website. As well as asking open questions, using wait time and prompting…

Active learning strategies

Identify 3 active learning strategies you can use with later years students in your subject area. An internet search will give many subject specific examples. While many teachers recognise that learning requires students to be actively involved in learning for it to be meaningful, awareness can be strengthened if they understand the concept of active…

References

Abbott-Chapman, J. & Denholm, C. (2008). Gender Differences in Adolescent Risk Taking: Are they Diminishing? An Australian intergenerational study. Youth and Society, 40 (1). pp. 131-154. Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). (2016). http://www.aitsl.edu.au Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). (2016). www.acara.edu.au Adler, A. (1930). The Education of Children. Chicago: Gateway. Artze-Vega, I. (2012).  Retrieved from http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-and-learning/active-listening-seven-ways-to-improve-students-listening-skills…

Encouraging deep learning

Read the following articles, noting points of interest and useful ideas you could incorporate in your teaching. I am really surprised to find that in the different approaches to learning, the achieving approach can co-exist with the surface approach as well as the deep approach. Who knew that skimming the surface, learning facts and other…

Feedback

Based on your learning about feedback, identify the three most important aspects of giving feedback to later years students. When I was completing an assignment last year on classroom management and holistic teaching, I became fascinated with Robert Gagne’s Nine Levels of Learning model. Each step highlights a form of communication that aids the learning…

Note taking, class discussions and vocabulary development

Make your own notes about these strategies and how you think you would be able to use them in your teaching. All three of these strategies were important tools for me as a journalist and can play an important part for students learning Media Arts. Note-taking is a personal preference; some students are visual learners,…

Instructional techniques

What strategies for teaching later years students appeal to you ? Why these ones – is it because of your preferred style of learning? There are many useful strategies for teaching media studies to later years students; the ones that stood out are those that establish a positive learning environment, suit my preferred style of…

Strategies

Note some of the most useful assessment strategies in Years 7-10 and VCE and HSC found on the NSW and Victorian curriculum websites. The structure for the NSW curriculum differs greatly from the Victorian counterpart when is comes to teaching media. The Years 7-10 Photographic and Digital Media syllabus, which is part of the Creative Arts,…

Overview

Write down 5 things you believe about assessment and 5 things you want to know about assessment. I believe assessment is for all students, is important for standardised learning, helps individual learning goals; that it gives crucial feedback and helps guide student-teacher relationships through insight. I would like to know the difference/links between assessment and…

Lesson Types

Will these types of lessons (blended learning, flipped classroom and collaborative learning) have a place in your teaching practice? Explain your response. I think these types of lessons, and any other lessons that focus on a student-centred approach and strive for effective life-long learning, will definitely have a place in my teaching practice. As Mary-Beth…

Lessons

Make a note of the headings you would use in your lesson plans. You could develop your own template and include it in your journal (not compulsory). From all the lesson plans I have seen online and used in my early years placement last year,  the lesson plan template 3 in the resources folder suited…

Understanding by design

Record in your learning journal the stages of UbD and add a short description for each. Planning is best done “backward” from the desired results and the transfer tasks that embody the goals. The 3 Stages (Desired Results, Evidence, Learning Plan) must align for the unit to be most effective. Stage One: Desired results Establish…