July 28, 2016

Learning Analytics and the Messiness of Learning

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image from @ThinkingIP

I was introduced to this graphic by @paulhamilton8 at the Education Nation Conference I attended earlier this year. I have used it several times already in conversations and planning sessions with my new colleagues, to illustrate the messiness of learning. I have used the graphic to encourage my colleagues to gradually “let go” of ownership of the learning of their students, and think about the big picture of what they hope their students will learn in a particular unit of work (i.e. the finish line), and what checkpoints can be put in place (by them or their students) to help their students get there. To me, this is a good way to start the journey away from teacher-centred practice.

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