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How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space - Suzie Boss

How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space - Suzie Boss | Education | Scoop.it

Take a moment and imagine a creative work environment. Don't worry about the kind of work going on. Just focus on the space. Close your eyes and picture it. What is that space like? What does it sound like? How are people interacting? Is there movement? Is there evidence of work in progress? Is it tidy, or busy-messy? Can you imagine working there?


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Catherine Selby's curator insight, May 18, 2013 8:51 PM

This article gives teachers ideas on how to create a thinking space for students. In any KLA the importance of helping the students to be able to concentrate is extremely importand. One of the aims in the Australian Curriculum is to allow students to become "creative, innovative and enterprising when using traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies, and understand how technologies have developed over time."

By creating a thinking space this allows students the freedom to learn and implement the above areas.

Melita Ryland's curator insight, May 20, 2013 12:19 AM

This article asks us to rethink what we think to be a work space. They outline that a workspace can come in many different forms and still be productive. By simply moving around an changing the workspace can drastically change the outcomes of student leanring and engagement in more ways than 1.

Khushboo Singh's comment, July 8, 2013 8:30 AM
As I read through this article, I am also painting an image of workspace in my mind that can potentially foster creativity. A creative workspace should be such that it enables generation of free ideas and provide opportunities for constructive engagement. The thought of garage or workshop setting or think labs come to my mind. As mentioned in the article, classroom space is very much like a workspace with the only difference that here children are learning to develop things as well as understand how things work. One of the key areas that contributes to learning is the physical space itself. There are enough evidences as also pointed out in the article, that small adjustments to the classroom space can create better engagement and connect to the topic. Depending upon the school investment/pocket size, efforts can be made from improving the physical layout, wiring, designing flexible furnitures, lighting to simple improvements like changing wall colour, movable board, displays etc. These changes will not only lead to enriched work environment but also energise children to think through situations and work in collaboration.
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Project-Based Learning for Teachers

Tony Vincent's video for his project-based learning workshops. http://learninginhand.com Music by Dan-O at DanoSongs.com

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AnnC's curator insight, June 10, 2013 9:05 PM

good opening infotainment

Pauline Farrell's curator insight, June 11, 2013 9:04 AM

brilliant for VET students... learning real skills to increase employability

Casey Anley's curator insight, July 6, 2013 1:24 PM

Interesting

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New Handy Chart on The Difference Between Projects and Project-based Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New Handy Chart on The Difference Between Projects and Project-based Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education | Scoop.it

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Marcia Powell's curator insight, May 21, 2013 2:26 PM

This is great, because it talks about the evolution of #pbl, and tells me how I can get better as a teacher.   This should be of particular interest to anyone trying to transform their classroom.

Jenny Lussier's curator insight, May 21, 2013 9:06 PM

Great comparison!

ratzelster's comment, May 31, 2013 7:46 AM
I sort of think it's an on-going kind of journey. It's hard to get there in one jump. I see it as more of a gradual and intentional shift.
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Dyslexia is not a disability – it's a gift

Dyslexia is not a disability – it's a gift | Education | Scoop.it
Sally Gardner: So much has changed since I was an undiagnosed dyslexic at school, but its wonders and contradictions remain hard to convey

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