Edited highlights of a talk by John Hattie where he outlines some of the most successful methods to promote learning. The video runs 15 mins and is a good guide to key teaching practices informed by Hattie's research on effective pedagogy. Support with this copy of Hattie's slides: http://www.treasury.govt.nz/publications/media-speeches/guestlectures/pdfs/tgls-hattie.pdf
Compare to Katie Salen's approach in Quest to Learn: http://www.macfound.org/videos/152/
Create a need to know.
Create a context where the kids have to learn how to do something.
Create a context where kids need to share knowledge, ideas, skills.
Build in a need to share and a context to do so.
Create ways for kids to export their knowledge outside of their immediate environment.
Via Marita Thomson, Sue Ward, Lynnette Van Dyke