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An exercise in learning how we learn to understand
Project Zero Classroom
Summer School on
1998 – 2007Slide2
Understanding : making it visible in your own learning
What do you understand really well?
How did you come to that understanding?
How do you know you understand it?Slide3
What do I understand really well?
My wifeMy studentsPlaying drumsMy studentsShoppingWhiskeyMoneyProblem solvingManagementTeach technophobic teachersCollaborationMental models
English foreign language
My job: school to school connection
How to make thinking visible
How to work in collaboration
How did I develop that understanding?
ExperienceBeing one myself i.e. student; questioning, talking formally and informallyListening to records, practiceDo it in my teachingOver many yearsRepetition and observation
Failing heroically; making mistakes
Reading about it
Listening to elders
Patience; passion; enduranceSlide5
How do I know I understand my chosen topic?
Comfortable working with other musicians, can play togetherTreated as an expert; asked for recommendationsSatisfied with my situationFeedbackRelationshipLove it! Want to learn more.Reaching levels of automaticityWhen I can apply what I understand to others and they can understand
Results- outputs, spin offs, empowerment of others
Can take a mental model of the situation and operate in another
Through the actions of those impacted
Paid money; treated as expertSlide6
Implications for your teaching/learning?
Name the partsFocus on teaching and learning; combine theory and practiceActive processInformal and formal ways of learningHow to get them activeSlide7
Implications for student learning?Slide8Slide9Slide10