One of my favourite sessions at the recent EduTECH 2015 conference held here in Brisbane was a workshop by Dr Jane Hunter, titled High Possibility classrooms: What do teachers focus on when they integrate technology in teaching and learning?
Based on her research paper with a book recently published, Technology Integration and High Possibility Classrooms, she had examined the new research through the question: ‘What’s happening in school right now”, through case studies of 4 teachers over 2 years, evidencing occasions of Deep Play, intellectual play, time for deep flow of ideas and much more!
Across the 4 teachers, coding activities were showcased, QUEST Inquiry process was demonstrated, and several pedagogical theories were compared: TPACK, Productive Pedagogies, SAMR, model. Overall the focus was on the ‘sweet spot’ that occurs when Content, Pedagogy and Technology combine.
All my favourite educator theories were embedded in this session: Papert, Vygotsky, Dewey, Gartner, Alan November and with mention to the more recent work of Anna Craft.
The learning looks different.. and needs to keep looking different in the classroom.
Latest newsletter is here, and includes some great summaries of EduTech2015 presentations.
Contact Dr. Jane Hunter through the School of Education at the University of Western Sydney for more information.