Monthly Archives: March 2008

Enquring Minds and Year 12

No year 8 so far this week, as we were moderating coursework (which might be the subject of another post if I get the time).  As an aside though, I used one of the tools that the Enquiring Minds site recommends for ordering student’s thinking with my year 12′s.

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Enquiring Minds: Refining and Eliciting (again!)

the second stage is concerned with shaping, defining and focusing an idea or question or subject and making plans to research it further(1)

So says the enquiring minds guide, and provides me with a list of helpful questions to ask my students

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Enquiring Minds: Initiating and eliciting…sigh.

Phew – that was hard!

Eliciting stuff from students who are used to being told stuff presented some real difficulties – and I’m still not sure that I’ve got it right.  We’ve had two lesson on this now, and by the end of the third we seem to be making some progress.

Lesson 1 – As per normal.

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Futurelab / Microsoft Enquiring Minds and Year 8 Local History Project

I recently read the enquiring minds guide put out by futurelab, which has chimed with some stuff I’ve been thinking and reading about.  I’ve been thinking alot recently about the question of knowledge and knowlegde production – I’m writing something for podesta.org.uk, and if I’m ever allowed to finish it, I’m going to explore the nexus between knowing and doing, knowing and naming that I’ve been reading about in Friere.  The futurelab guide <a href="http://www.enquiringminds.org Continue reading

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The morning after the night before

I’ve decided to post my thoughts on the BECTA symposium on my personal website www.podesta.org.uk.  This is mainly because the post isn’t really about history teaching, but also because www.podesta.org.uk is blocked by the LEA, so they can’t read it!

 

This probably amounts to bloggony, but who cares.

Ed.

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