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WEEK 32 - PRACTICE - CHANGES IN PRACTICE

WEEK32ASSESSMENT 2-PART BPRACTICE- Changes in PracticeThe inspirational quote from the last week of my Mindlab journey is worth mentioning here, “Reflection as a slogan for educational reform also recognises that the process of learning to teach continues throughout a teacher’s entire career, a recognition that no matter what we do in our teacher education programmes, and no matter how well we do them, at best, we can only prepare teachers to begin teaching.”(Carlgren. et al, 1994).Indeed the last 32 weeks has been an exciting journey to me, both personally and professionally. Some of the topics have been very useful and applicable to my field of practice, while the others were interesting and familiar. This course have given me a chance to ponder of the philosophical and theoretical groundings to my practice in more than one ways. Applying the 21st century rubric to all that I did in this year in my teaching has been rewarding. The implementation of Self-Regulated Learning, Digital a…
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WEEK 31: PRACICE- PROFESIONAL CONTEXT - CROSSING BOUNDARIES

WEEK31 PRACTICE - Professional Context - Crossing BoundariesIt is interesting to come across this part of the assessment in week 31, which I happened to research in 2007 with my prior experiences of working with a Danish Educational research and Consultant group in 2004. I presented and research paper proposing a curriculum integration in visual arts. My research looked at integrating various disciplines in Art, like Drama, Music, Painting, Design, Technology, Photography and the Media studies (Figure 1) just like the way Ross Institute integrated their learning into an open spiral. However, I see a possibility to extend this integration into connecting with Social Studies, History, English and science (Figure2). I am glad that New Zealand is beginning to consider this long pending research into the current learning system. The issues that may be challenging for this to happen is the timetable of a school. Not many schools are willing to risk the change and try a new timetable that cou…

WEEK 30- PRACTICE- PROFESSIONAL ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKS

WEEK30 PRACTICE - Professional Online Social Networks Teaching Visual Arts requires a predominate use of visual mostly from the media apart from books and catalogues. The vast amounts of digital resources has grown in the last decade with every possible information being available at our finger tips. This is also equally accessible by the learners and hence a common platform became necessary that could be shared with me and my students. As creative thought can just not only happen in the classroom but in places that are beyond class/school time.
My use of Facebook as a social network for my design student’s remains as the most inspiring and affective form of communication to learn. The exchange of ideas and the timely sharing of resources has been a very significant form of learning in both our learnings. It was beneficial to my learners as they found timely help with ideas outside school hours. As FB is the most common social networking system, it has become easy to reach my learners t…

DUPPATI THINK TANK - ON EDUCATION PD-SHARING

DUPPATI’S THINK-TANK #26 Kia Ora Kautou, I hope you all have enjoyed reading/viewing the posts I have been sending so far in FF. I also hope it helped at least a few. Well, this is the last of the lot for this year and I am glad I have shared around 80 PD related links and info this year. I wish you all a fantastic holiday, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Cheers Na Mihi Nui The 5 Trends Shaping the Future of Workhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrhmHbDLM8o The Digital Skills Gap and the Future of Jobs 2020 - The Fundamental Growth Mindsethttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9FOyoS3Fag What will future jobs look like? | Andrew McAfeehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXQrbxD9_Ng
DUPPATI’S THINK-TANK #25 Global trends: The Paradox of ProgressWe are living a paradox: The achievements of the industrial and information ages are shaping a world to come that is both more dangerous and richer with opportunity than ever before. Whether promise or peril prevails will turn on the choices of humankind …