Rules of collaboration – a few ‘big ideas’

While browsing through a book called 'Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom' (Sylvia Libow Martinez & Gary Stager), I came across a passage dealing with lessons learnt from a research project from 1999 led by Seymour Papert. He laid out his ideas in a document designed for a visitor to the ...

Innovative Conservatoire Seminar 10: Student as Teacher, Dartington 2014

The innovative conservatoire seminar is always such an inspiring space to inhabit. Over three days key members from various European institutions gather at Dartington Hall to share practice and ideas creating a vibrant and supportive community of practice. In this positive place, fear is cast aside and experimentation is encouraged. I find that this kind of coming ...

Critical Reflection and Teaching

By Thursday, December 5, 2013 0 , Permalink 0

Some of my reading for this week included extracts from Stephen D. Brookfield (1995) Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass) One passage quite early on in the book drew my attention: ‘What critical reflection means for our teaching’ (38-48) Here Brookfield discusses the ‘emotive’ aspect not just of teaching, but also of being reflective and analytical about ...

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