'e' is for Learning: e-Learning and the NZC
"If kids are surrounded by adults who are learners - adults who talk about there own learning and model things like goal setting, giving things a go, open mindedness, critical thinking, curiosity , empathy then they are off to a strong start - this means that it's vitally important that you are aware of your own approach to learning and that you know how your kids approach learning" ( Mary Chamberlain, 2008)
e Is For Learning
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'e' is for Learning
The following session was developed for uLearn08. The aim of this session was for school leaders to explore The New Zealand Curriculum with consideration to e-Learning and links to the principles of effective pedagogy. You are welcome to download any of the resources for your own use and are encouraged to select and adapt activities to suit your purpose and learning context.

The slide show on the left describes some of our thinking around e-learning in the NZC while the activities below are intended to support further dialogue and exploration of e-learning and effective pedagogy in the NZC for participants.


Quick Quotes - A selection of quotes from New Zealand and International perspectives with a focus on education,technology and curriculum.

Consider each of the quotes and stand beside one that resonates with you (Not necessarily because you agree with it) Share your thoughts with others and listen for commonalities and differences.

Copy of quotes used

To provide a possible springboard for thinking around the purpose of this session.

Opportunity to meet and engage in dialogue with others in the group.
Final Word Strategy (Robert Garmston) NZC2007 pg 34-35

See pdf for instructions

What are the four major links between elearning and the principles of effective pedagogy? (p.34-36)

What statement on p. 36 reflects these key ideas?

To deepen our understanding of effective pedagogy and the teacher actions that promote student learning

A strategy that supports quality dialogue and enables individuals to share their thinking and practice their listening.
A Metaphor
How is eLearning like "Pearl, Florrie and the Bull"?
from The Simmonds Brothers

Record your ideas as you watch the video clip.

To explore new knowledge and understandings through a metaphor.
Use video or a selection of artefacts or still images.Include artefacts from a range of culturally relevant contexts and perspectives.
Some useful sources for videos online
DigiStore - Search Resource Assets for images
Download and save video from the web
'Give One Get One'

Move around the room giving and receiving from as many different people as possible.

The principle of giving and receiving is at the heart of any community. ‘Give One Get One’ is a strategy that models that everyone in a community has something to learn from each other.
Also effective for gathering lots of ideas in a short time and raising energy levels in a group.
(from Dalton and Anderson, 2008).
Using Artefacts
Explore the student artefacts and consider key ideas from the NZC2007

  • Students’ learning needs are at the heart of the document
  • Fostering life long learning
  • It is about teaching differently

"Qualities of professional learning communities that promoted teacher and student learning...
...a focus on artefacts that represent student learning to ground our discussions and analysing the impact of teaching on student learning" (TPL BES p.203)

Blockhouse Bay School
Conflict Resolution Plan - Students utilised a blog to find out how school in New Zealand and around the world tackle conflict in their playgrounds

Showing The World
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Click here to view Northcote Intermediate's Living Heritage Project
Form a pod of three and take a few minutes to privately reflect on the following:
What is the purpose of eLearning in the NZC2007?
Number off -
1. Share your idea
2. Paraphrase ( Not longer than the original idea)
3. Inquire (Ask a question)

Repeat until everyone has taken a turn.

To continue to develop our understandings, clarify and inquire through quality dialogue.

Adapted from Triads (Dalton and Anderson)
Group Brainstorm
Bubbl.us brainstorm

If "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" (NZC, p.36), what might your school and community need to consider when setting a direction for eLearning and the NZC?

Processing ideas from the group. For this session we will create a group brainstorm because we have limited time.
Alternatives are to work back in smaller groups to share if more time is available.

Consider using bubbl.us, Inspiration/Kidspiration, Webspiration so ideas can be shared and revisited.
How might eLearning reflect the Vision, Values and Principles within the learning areas?

Viewing the principles (p.9) through an eLearning lens.

Identify one principle and consider the opportunities that elearning can provide to engage and challenge learners. Include examples you may have used or seen.

To clarify and explore differences and similarities in order to deepen our understanding of the purpose of eLearning in the curriculum.

Set up a collaborative document to record ideas
(google docs, wiki)

Click here to access collaborative wiki
Key Competencies
How do the opportunities you have identified support the development of the key competencies?

To explore how eLearning can be used in conjunction with the Key Competencies to "open up new and different ways of learning" (p.36)
elearning & the NZC beginning with a focus on effective pedagogy

To make links between the learning areas and the front of the document and explore how eLearning, as a pedagogical practice, can support curriculum.