Leadership for LearningMEDL 650Session 4Learning PRINCIPLES and Research day Judy Halbert and Linda Kaser VIU
Check In Two rounds: Personal touching base Respond to ONE of these questions: • What is something you tried recently in your practice that didn’t work exactly as you had hoped? What did you learn from this? OR • What is something you tried recently in your practice that worked really well? What will you as a result?
Tonight • Going deeper with learning principles – leaders need to know a lot about learning • Four questions – recent experiences and reflections • Looking ahead to innovative learning environments
Four Key Questions Reflections on what you learned as a result of posing the key questions and what you might do as a result Groups of 4
Learning Principles – going deeper for your school. Your learners. One learning principle for serious focus. Learners and learning at the centre – meta-cognition The social nature of learning – cooperative learning Emotions are central – growth mindset Recognizing individual differences – one size does not fit all Stretching all students – right degree of challenge Assessment for learning – criteria and feedback Horizontal connections – across subject areas and community
For next class: • Interviews ( 4 questions ) and reflections - from 1 learner • Be ready to share informally your exploration of one of the innovative cases http://www.oecd.org/edu/ceri/innovativelearningenvironments.htm
Readings: • Leadership Mindsets. Chapter 1 and 2 • Leadership for 21st Century Learning. Chapter 1: Learning leadership for innovative learning environments, the overview • The Nature of Learning.One of the following: • Ch 6 (formative assessment), • Ch 7 (Co-operative learning) or • Ch 9 (inquiry-based approaches to learning). • Embedded Formative Assessment. Chapter 5: Providing feedback that moves learning forward