Tag Archives: learning design

Informing instructional design with theory & practice

I came across this book while browsing on ISSUU today and it really resonated with me as I have been working with some teachers in designing new curriculum units to open up their classrooms to more inquiry-based learning and encouraging their students to lead individual and group-based inquiry experiences.

It is important for us as educators to be able to effectively articulate the implications of learning theory on our practice. This demonstrates informed instructional design – its not all about the ‘what’, its also about the ‘why’.

The 2nd edition of ‘How We learn, What We Learn’ by Kate Atkins and Neil Hopkin provides teachers with a concise overview of learning theory that can underpin our pedagogical practice in 21st century schools.

A Teacher’s Guide to Social Media [infographic]

This infographic provides a nice visual introduction on teachers’ use to social media in their classroom. The four coloured coded functions of Connect, Teach, Notify and Curate are useful in demonstrating the different functionalities of a range of social networking tools. This infographic could be used as a discussion starter with a group of school teachers, or university lecturers.
A Teacher’s Guide to Social Media
From: OnlineColleges.net