Changes in my practice It’s hard to believe that 32 weeks have gone already. While it only seems like yesterday that we all started this journey, it also seems like I have been working on MindLab for years. There have been times where I have really enjoyed the journey, the new ideas presented to me, […]Read more "Week 32: Changes in Practice"
Interdisciplinary Collaboration Ross Spiral Curriculum The subject of interdisciplinary teaching has been around for years. At University we were encouraged to plan and teach ‘Thematic Units’, and I had thought that I had a handle on this concept, trying to be as thematic as possible with all my planning. That is until I watched the […]Read more "Week 31: Professional Context – Crossing Boundaries"
Using social online networks in teaching or professional development Social media in my professional environment is a relatively new entity for me. Prior to my current position, I was working in a closed private school environment where professional social media was not the norm. However in saying that, I have been an active social member […]Read more "Week 30: Professional Online Social Networks"
Legal and ethical contexts in my digital practice An ethical dilemma that I have come across in my teaching so far has been when a colleague of mine was friends with their current students on Facebook. With teachers active on social media, there is sometimes a cross over between personal and professional life. However, when […]Read more "Week 29: Influence of Law and Ethics"
Understanding indigenous knowledge and cultural responsiveness Prior to reading and viewing this weeks media, I felt that cultural responsiveness was being aware of the different cultural groups in my classroom, and aspects that were important to them. After watching Edtalk (2012) my thinking was challenged, to be culturally responsive requires challenging what Bishop called the […]Read more "Week 28: Indigenous knowledge and cultural responsiveness"
Identify the trend Upon reading the Trends Shaping Education 2016 (OECD 2016) article I realise that the trend I identify closely with is ‘The Brave New World’. This looks at the pace of technological advancements and how these advancements effect our interactions both professionally and personally, along with the negative side of such interactions. It […]Read more "Week 27: Educational Trends"
Current issues in my professional context Socioeconomic status of the community. The American Psychological Association (APA) define socioeconomic status (SES) as “a combination of education, income and occupation” (APA, 2016). The education area is further broken down into 4 categories, family resources, school environment, academic achievement and psychological health. All of these factors affect the students […]Read more "Week 26: Your Professional Context"