TeachMeet Clevedon 3

David Didau (@learningspy) talks @ #tmclevedon about the ‘Learning Loop’

By October 20, 2011 One Comment

David talked about a SoL called the Learning Loop which has been created at Priory Community School in Weston-Super-Mare. He added that we want students to think but this can be very hard at times. In order to perform complex tasks we use memory and therefore, students need to learn how to think.

David showed a visual of the learning loop, starting at self assessment with PLTS and mind sets to looking at observations and feedback with the students themselves and reviewing what they have done. This loop is then done about 6 times so they learn to know how to think the way they need to.

David added that the Belbin test can be used to look at skills and qualities of students by them completing a quiz. In addition, it was said that sometimes students need to learn to fail and being given impossible tasks allowed for this to happen, as well as taking away teacher direction and help by the teacher taking on a different role within the classroom. Students must take some value from losing or not being able to complete something. It is the process that is important and they must realise what they’ve learnt in having that happen.



Here is his presentation:

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  • […] If you’ve never been to a TeachMeet or, if like me a few months ago, you’ve never even heard of them then quite simply it’s a bunch of teachers getting together to share some ideas. TMClevedon was the third such event organised by Mark Anderson (@ICTEvangelist) at Clevedon School in North Somerset and was a pretty slick affair. The tables were covered in linen clothes, there was amazingly tasty free food on offer and of course there were some top quality education types presenting ideas on all sorts of interesting stuff. Mark has posted about all of them on his blog including a write up of my presentation on the Learning Loop. […]

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