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Learning for Tomorrow

This group is for people interested in using Problem Based Learning, Creative Thinking and Experiential Learning strategies in today's classroom for tomorrow's adults.

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Are our kids learning to think?



Over the course of my teaching career I
have observed and experienced many changes in our education system (Australia)
and most have not been for the good. One thing that is a stand-out for me is
the way young people are not using their imagination, creative and critical
thinking skills as much as they used to. I have been teaching Kindergarten to
Year 8 so have had a good chance to observe a lot of developmental levels. I
believe that the two things that we need to do with our kids is to get them
solving problems and to participate in experiential (hands-on) learning
activities. The wonderful world of technology that exists today is custom made
to allow this to happen. I have seen kids do some amazing things with
multimedia over the last few years and wish this could happen everywhere. At my
last school, a Middle School, we developed a Problem Based Learning Program
that all students participated in (Years 6 - 8). We also embedded the Habits of
Mind into the daily school routines. By the end of Year 8 these students were
very good at using a wide range of tools both online and off hands-on to assist
their learning. Unfortunately they moved onto a very traditional form of
learning in Year 9. I'd love to hear from anyone out there who is interested in
this topic.

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Five Points of the Star- Virtual Learning is an Interactive Experience

Started by Thomas Stanley. Last reply by Thomas Stanley Nov 18, 2011. 12 Replies

The Five Points of the StarVirtual Learning is an InterActive Experience                      Ideas…Continue

Problem Based Learning Units of Work

Started by Margaret Young Oct 19, 2011. 0 Replies

Problem Based Learning is a fantastic way for students to learn and use a wide range of creative thinking and lateral thinking skills. Here a three units of work for Years 6, 7 & 8 that you can…Continue

Get them thinking!

Started by Margaret Young Sep 28, 2011. 0 Replies

Has anyone got some interesting ideas on how to embed experential and problem based learning into our classrooms, particularly in the primary and early secondary years? Continue

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