Roadshow Workshop Outlines
Designing Learning for Authentic Inquiry
Developing strong, student-centred learning around inquiry, even at early ages, is a common driver of creative learning. Yet designing powerful learning experiences that harness genuine curiosity and work across the curriculum are just some of the challenges in helping young students become critical and creative learners. Understanding and applying the processes of Design Thinking is a leading strategic and innovative method for educators to embed enquiry learning into their practice.
Tom Barrett at NoTosh will guide you through the proven process of Design Thinking to help you explore, focus, and act on a number of teaching and learning strategies in order to improve the learning outcomes for your students.
Using leading research and key examples from Australian school settings, participants will:
In addition to the full day of learning participants will gain access to a range of NoTosh supporting materials and curated lists of further reading and research on creative learning.
Completing the Teaching Kids to Stretch workshop will contribute 5 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing standard descriptors 3.1.2, 3.3.2, 3.5.2 and 4.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Teaching Kids to Stretch
Too many students believe they don’t need to learn, or that they can’t learn. Professor Carol Dweck contends that this is due to students developing a Fixed Mindset with regard to their capabilities. Dweck argues that learning is stunted and many social issues can arise by having a Fixed Mindset. She says in order for students to flourish, they need a Growth Mindset – a disposition that embraces challenge, seeks out feedback and values effort as the pathway to mastery. Could a Growth Mindset be the key to unlocking our students’ potential, and how can teachers and schools cultivate a culture of Growth in their classrooms and schools?
In this course, teachers will learn about the research behind Carol Dweck’s Mindset. Teachers will learn about the factors that lead to a Fixed Mindset and how schools can cultivate a Growth Mindset. Teachers will explore how their approaches to practices around programming, pedagogy and feedback all impact on the mindset of their students.