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CORE consultant Nikki Ahern describes the work CORE Education has done in planning and updating a matrix for ILE spaces that can help schools to transition to this type of learning environment. She discusses ILE spaces and delves into the way schools are using the concepts and thinking around ILE. Nikki stresses that there is not a single definition for an ILE and that sometimes schools repurpose existing spaces while there are also spaces that are being designed specifically for…Find out more »
Use our third spotlight to explore learner agency and find strategies to help you build greater agency in your own classrooms. This spotlight includes short videos, group activities, and opportunities for personal reflection. What is ‘agency’? Students have a sense of ‘agency’ when they feel in control of things that happen around them; when they feel that they can influence events. This is an important sense for learners to develop. They need to be active participants in their learning.Find out more »
In this EDtalk Pasi Sahlberg, Finnish teacher educator, researcher, and policy advisor, talks about some of the distinguishing characteristics of the Finnish education system. He also highlights the large number of young people leaving school who have not recognised what it is they are good at. Pasi believes that if we really want to solve the problems of the planet such as global warming, inequality and poverty we need more people who are doing things passionately.Find out more »
Use our fourth spotlight to explore growth mindset and find strategies to help you build a culture of growth mindset in your own classrooms. Find short videos, group activities, and opportunities for personal reflection. Introducing growth mindset: A growth mindset is the understanding that abilities and intelligence can be developed.Find out more »
Use our fifth spotlight to explore the principles of Universal Design for Learning. UDL is an approach to teaching that helps educators plan and deliver programmes with all students in mind from the outset. Find short videos, group activities, and opportunities for personal reflection. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) In pairs Discuss the following questions: What does UDL mean to you? What do you know now? What more would you like to know?Find out more »
Our sixth spotlight looks at the future focus principle, helping you design a curriculum around significant future-focused issues such as sustainability, citizenship, enterprise, and globalisation. Find short videos, group activities, and opportunities for personal reflection. Future focus In pairs Discuss the following question: What does ‘future focus’ mean to you?Find out more »
Our seventh spotlight explores the revised digital technologies curriculum, helping you understand the changes and support available. Find short videos, group activities, and opportunities for personal reflection. “We live in exciting times, with digital technologies advancing at an incredible rate and playing an ever increasing role in all aspects of our lives … Our curriculum needs to keep pace with this fast-changing world. The new curriculum content sets out what students need to learn to become not just fluent users…Find out more »
This spotlight explores the key competencies, supporting you to help students develop capabilities for living and lifelong learning. Find short videos, group activities, and opportunities for personal reflection. As a group What are key competencies? In small groups, write one sentence to describe what key competencies are to someone from outside of education.Find out more »
Our eighth spotlight explores the learning to learn principle, supporting you to help students reflect on their own learning processes and to learn how to learn. Find short videos, group activities, and opportunities for personal reflection. ‘Learning to learn’ is one of the eight principles in The New Zealand Curriculum. “The curriculum encourages all students to reflect on their own learning processes and to learn how to learn.” New Zealand CurriculumFind out more »
Our tenth spotlight focuses on transitions, an important component of the coherence principle. It provides videos, questions, group activities, and opportunities for personal reflection to help you ensure positive transitions for your students and their families. The coherence principle, one of eight principles in The New Zealand Curriculum, highlights transitions as a key component: “The curriculum offers all students a broad education that makes links within and across learning areas, provides for coherent transitions, and opens up pathways to further…Find out more »
This spotlight focuses on student wellbeing, supporting you to explore and implement effective wellbeing practices for your students. It provides videos, questions, group activities, and opportunities for personal reflection to help you grow a culture of wellbeing at your school. Personal reflection Take time to consider the following questions and record your ideas on Post-It notes or in a journal: What is wellbeing? What words capture the essence of wellbeing for you?Find out more »