logo-nzc-alt.jpg Effective pedagogy

Teacher actions promoting student learning

While there is no formula that will guarantee learning for every student in every context, there is extensive, well-documented evidence about the kinds of teaching approaches that consistently have a positive impact on student learning. This evidence tells us that students learn best when teachers:
  • create a supportive learning environment
  • encourage reflective thought and action
  • enhance the relevance of new learning
  • facilitate shared learning
  • make connections to prior learning and experience
  • provide sufficient opportunities to learn
  • inquire into the teaching–learning relationship.

e-Learning and Pedagogy

Information and communication technology (ICT) has a major impact on the world in which young people live. Similarly, e-learning (that is, learning supported by or facilitated by ICT) has considerable potential to support the teaching approaches outlined in the above section.
For instance, e-learning may:
  • assist the making of connections by enabling students to enter and explore new learning environments, overcoming barriers of distance and time
  • facilitate shared learning by enabling students to join or create communities of learners that extend well beyond the classroom
  • assist in the creation of supportive learning environments by offering resources that take account of individual, cultural, or developmental differences
  • enhance opportunities to learn by offering students virtual experiences and tools that save them time, allowing them to take their learning further.
Schools should explore not only how ICT can supplement traditional ways of teaching but also how it can open up new and different ways of learning.

Taken from The New Zealand Curriculum Online

e-Learning resources

1VLN.jpg Effective Pedagogy (NZC) links to e-learning, started by Peter & Ian
2REG_TEACH.jpg Registered Teachers Criteria
3_TEACH_MAT.jpgTeaching Matters
4_CLAY.jpg Claymation Using PowerPoint
5_NETSAFE.jpg NetSafe
6DE.jpg Teacher TV Department of Education - now closed but links to other sites
7cyber.jpg Helping children learn about cybersafety
8edtalks.jpg Derek Wenmouth on importance of cybersafety and some ideas
9dig.jpg ICT PD Online site modules of resources and links
10schtub.jpg Using Windows Movie Maker in your Classroom (CamStudio)

10schtub.jpg School Tube: students can watch movies by other students. Also resourse pages for teachers
11wallwish.jpg Wallwisher: could use as a book review tool
12wordle.jpg Wordle: brainstorm and present ideas.

Styles of Writing / Text Organisers
Features of different styles of writing (writingfun.com) Templates help students build text in 10 styles. It gives instructions, exemplars from level 1 - 6, and guidelines, highlights verb tense, descriptive words, etc.
Avatar Writing: Creating & writing for an avatar – good for reluctant writers. George Glover's ideas:

Avatar Writing.ppt My Avatar Character Profile.doc THE_STORY_MOUNTAIN_PLANNER.pdf

ICT tools to support writing (Literacy online & software for learning)
Gaming, blogging, animation & movie making involve writing & planning, consideration of purpose, audience, development, drafting and redrafting. Tools found on http://softwareforlearning.tki.org.nz/are

Game Maker: create computer games easily, using 'drag-and-drop'. It facilitates learning basic programming & logic.

Blogger: free, easy online blogging tool. You can restrict access: <http://softwareforlearning.tki.org.nz/Managing-Software/Social-Software>

Lead Teacher Day 5th July 2011