so much to say…..

The newly appointed Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, Professor John Hattie, advises teachers to shut up and listen to their students. His research indicates that teachers spend 80% of class time talking and this is not conducive to deep learning. ''When teachers stop talking deep learning takes place………speaking 80 per cent of the time in conversation means 'I'm waiting for you to stop to have the chance to talk'. In counseling you have to do the ...

“A tool kit for projects”

The arc of any project lends itself to close analysis. From the first step planning stage, through active experiential learning, then a culminating event or production, and, finally a reflection, the role of the teacher as mentor and facilitator is crucial. At each of these stages, CAS advisers and coordinators have special opportunities to witness and assist deep learning and they often need the right ‘tools’ and strategies to do so. The George Lucas Educational Foundation's edutopia has a tool kit that sets out ...