“Is this on the test?”
“What’s this out of Miss?”
“What did I get Sir?”
These three questions are omnipresent in classrooms around the country. Learning is only worthwhile or measurable by a number, letter or ability to match an outcome descriptor.
By reducing the ‘meaning’ of learning to these three questions, too many of our most able students create an artificial ceiling; whilst many of our less able students, see an unsurmountable challenge.
In this workshop, we’ll take a deep dive into various platforms that allow for students to derive a greater sense of meaning and purpose from the work they are undertaking.
Whether it’s by using technology to engage with an authentic audience or to advocate for change, or by exploring how – aside from all the social benefits – service learning can enable students to engage with the curriculum. Using case studies, Dan will demonstrate what schools are already doing in this space to engage their learners, and provide a starting point for teachers to explore in their own contexts.
All participants will receive an online resource with further self directed learning opportunities to share in their school.