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Learn, Create, Share: Lead Teachers Reflect

Lead Teachers from Manaiakalani took some time recently to consider the Learn, Create, Share framework in their classrooms. The purpose was to explore how the framework is providing students with multiple opportunities to learn and reflect on their learning. Specifically we were interested in how these learning opportunities are also challenging student thinking and development of the types of skills and dispositions they will need for “continuous learning, a good career, active and informed citizenship”? (Dr. Tony Wagner)

We initially considered some ideas shared by  Dr. Tony Wagner in response to his research into what conditions for learning best support creating innovators. Some key ideas resonated with us, specifically in relation to the Learn, Create, Share framework and the Key Competencies from The New Zealand Curriculum.

“In a global knowledge economy students are going to need new skills, skills for continuous learning, a good career, active and informed citizenship...

...in a global knowledge economy knowing more that the person next to you gives you no competitive advantage. The world no longer cares how much you know, what the world cares about is what you do with what you know…

…increasingly young people will need to have the habits and dispositions of innovators… young people who can persevere, take risks, work collaboratively, who can transform whatever they are doing with greater imagination and creativity"

(Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World,  Dr. Tony Wagner)

 Radio Live interview (~ 20m)

Also see: Creating Innovators: Book Trailer


We used Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy Concept Map (Andrew Churches) and SOLO Taxonomy as a context for comparing and contrasting examples of student learning from class and student blogs. We noticed that the opportunities for students to create and share were also challenging their thinking at different stages of the taxonomy. Identifying and sharing these links on a Google Doc has also provided us with examples of learning to support professional dialogue specifically with teachers who are new to the cluster and the Manaiakalani 1:1 netbook project.

View the Google Doc here

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