Food for thought and action...

The IBL 5

By |July 12th, 2015|

If you want your classroom to… ...be more about student learning rather than what you do as the teacher ...support learners to engage actively in meaning making …nurture more independent, critical and creative thinkers ...foster life-long learning ...you might find The IBL 5 helpful. Here they are…

Getting learners motivated through BIG questions

By |July 12th, 2015|

Designing learning for any classroom is a complex business as there’s much to be taken into account. Teachers must attend to the required Australian Curriculum while at the same time responding to their students’ current understandings and skills, as well as their interests and aspirations. Teaching is as much about designing learning as it is about leading it in the classroom.

Inquiry-based learning for a change

By |July 12th, 2015|

Some educators appear to be apprehensive when they hear the term, ‘inquiry-based learning’. Sometimes I think that those sceptical of this approach assume that the teacher is abandoning their responsibilities as the leader of learning in the classroom. This is definitely not the case!

Introducing Jenny

By |July 12th, 2015|

Janice Chee (former Assistant Director QCAA) provides a background to the work carried out for the Queensland Studies Authority.

Jenny talks about BIG questions

By |July 12th, 2015|

Jenny talks about the use of conceptual and connected BIG questions to motivate learners.

More on BIG questions…

By |July 12th, 2015|

More from Jenny on BIG questions that can drive purposefully connected curriculum.

Reasons to purposefully connect curriculum

By |July 12th, 2015|

Jenny talks about the reasons why we should be aiming to purposefully connect curriculum.

Purposefully connected curriculum

By |July 4th, 2015|

Jenny talks about purposefully connected curriculum and identifying conceptual links.