So effective learning is effective learning. Visual representations of learning are a powerful way to extract, externalise and extrapolate knowledge into a tangible form in order to make meaning and 'connect the new with what we already knew' (Borthwick 2016). Hexagonal thinking is a process that we use with our learners, young and old, to both convey … Continue reading Learning through Hexagonal & Triangular Thinking
As part of our ongoing school-based research in developing and embedding Organic Learning, we have experienced many instances in which our assumptions were way off the mark (always be aware of your underlying assumptions!). When working with Tom Barrett, we were tinkering with Martin Broadwell's Conscious Competence Learning Model and SOLO Taxonomy originally developed by John Biggs and Kevin Collis. … Continue reading Rubric for Deeper Thinking About Learning
In schools today there are many conflicting agendas that add pressure to the planning and delivery of a quality curriculum that directly meets required syllabus Outcomes. Consciously and competently developing contemporary learning skills is also at the forefront as educators desire to not only use ‘best’ but also ‘next’ practice strategies to build and enhance … Continue reading Hexagonal Curriculum Mapping: It Works!
The Organic Learning Blog will showcase some of the school-based research we are undertaking at St Mel's Campsie. Whilst our research began in 2015, we have not captured any of our progress until now. Organic Learning is the synthesis of ideas, practices, risks, innovations, and reflections borne out of our inquiry learning journey shared with our critical friends at NoTosh … Continue reading A Brief Introduction…