Pedagogy is the umbrella term for the teaching-learning continuum, particularly as it relates to schools. My particular interest is the intersection with digital technologies and their potential in New Zealand schools
One of the major assumptions in design education and pedagogy is that students have to “make” or “produce” objects, from for example, web pages to bicycles to books in order to prove that they have learned to become designers.
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A provocative post, in which the author takes to task the 'doing' focus at the expense of real thought, or, as he puts it, 'rampant anti-intellectualism". And there is rampant anti-intellectualism in some places - it's a position that seems to suggest that thinking for a living and for life is a bad thing. And yet, being an independent thinker (in other words someone who knows how to find out things for themselves, weight up pros and cons, and not be led by mob thinking, as well as critique the powers that be) is surely the mark of a well-rounded citizen
As debate over education reform sizzles, and as teachers valiantly continue trying to do more with less, a new study suggests that it might be worth diverting at least a little attention from what’s going on in classrooms to how those spaces are...
Noeline Wright's insight:
Given the Christchurch rebuild and reorganisation of schools, this is pertinent. Wouldn't it be great if architects and MOE listened to what teachers needed to optimise learning? Since context is crucial, and each subject has different curriculum requirements, this would be a sensible element
The Farming Show Ministry to advance funds to schools Radio New Zealand The Ministry of Education is to advance money to any schools experiencing cash flow problems due to errors in the new payroll system, Novopay.
I know this is a few days old, but the same article has been tweaked for Wellington - ie local comments from principals. It is interesting to note Susan Hassall's comment about learning. I wonder what her evidence is?
Editorial: PPTA charter school ads over the top New Zealand Herald The PPTA is attempting to widen concern by presenting charter schools as "the dismantling of New Zealand's public education system". They are, in fact, nothing of the sort.
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