Wow - it is hard to believe it is almost the end of March and we are heading into April, the end of term and Easter! I hope that term 1 has gone well for everyone. Most of our students are now heading out to professional experience and are all excited to do so.
This semester I have been working on a course with an amazing colleague, Marthy Watson, on literacy and diversity. We aim to base the course on students' own learning experiences whether in the classroom or in their own personal lives. I am really proud of the students in developing their research questions. Lots of diverse topics!
Also, I have been working hard on my research projects. The first with international students and professional experience, the second about the teaching of reflection. I am really blessed to be able to work with such amazing teams.
Anyhow let me know what you are planning for term 2! If you need any more resources on multimodal texts or the teaching of writing let me know!
I hope that your school term or university semester is going well. It has certainly been busy with it only being week 2 this week! I have been working on a great project that aims to improve students' and teachers' reflection and reflective thinking. We are planning on creating a number of teaching strategies that people can use directly in their classrooms. A few interesting insights have already happened for us when thinking about our own practices. These include: that reflection might look different in different subjects/curriculum areas; that teaching reflection face-to-face might be quite different to teaching it online; that students tend to find oral reflection easier than written reflection. We are therefore hoping to start our scaffolding with oral or other modes of reflection prior to students attempting written reflection. Some of our students have also indicated they need more time to reflect on learning. We would really be interested in knowing what you think?