TRANSFORMING TASKS

What is the pedagogic shift?

What is the ‘pedagogic shift’?

Video (24.32 mins)

The way that we get learners thinking about curriculum content makes a difference. Val Westwell uses a practical example to demonstrate how we can move from a pedagogy of teacher ‘telling the information to learners’ to learners having to do the thinking work to construct meaning.

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Transforming Tasks – Overview chart

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Designing tasks where students do the thinking.

Leading Learning – Going beyond the content

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This paper was presented at the AAMT Conference in 2015 by Val Westwell. It is a snapshot of some key elements of the SA Department for Education approach for leading achievable changes in teaching and learning to support a fundamental shift from transactional pedagogy to design-oriented, responsive pedagogy.

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