Examples of Questions and Requirements


This information was taken from the Central North's Cluster Wiki

Reflection

"Often in our classrooms we get so busy planning for and managing the lessons we do with our
students that we don’t allow ourselves time to reflect. Charles Handy makes the following observation:
"In order to find some answers, people have to draw back from life occasionally, to concentrate on the things that really matter. When people are very busy they lose themselves in their busy-ness and are unaware of anything, apart from the little bit of the world they are occupying. This is when it is necessary to use the arts of different sorts to help us step back and recover our perspective."
Taking the time to reflect critically on the things we are doing in our classrooms is perhaps the most effective thing we can do to ensure that what we are doing is having the desired outcomes, and is changing our practice in the ways we want it to." (Wenmoth, 2007)


Once Possible Process

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Examples of inquiry questions


Question: How can internet resources via a data projector, be used to enhance learning within the Visual Arts curriculum areas?

Focus: To view a variety of painting styles including realism, impressionism, expressionism and abstraction.
To provide a suitable range of vocabulary to enable children to communicate their ideas about what has been observed.
To extend their learning through the physical means of painting.



Question: How can I provide an extension writing programme for a gifted group of children through the use of a wiki.

Focus: Set up a computer enhanced writing programme for children working at Level 4.
Work alongside children to create individual wikis and links.
Each child will reflect on their learning and will use teacher monitored links through their personal wiki



Question: What are effective strategies for using learning objects to enhance my numeracy programme?

Focus: Seeking out appropriate and relevant learning objects at Digistore. Building an organized list of learning objects in the eResources section of the school intranet. Developing effective management strategies to make the learning objects an integral part of learning in maths. Supporting children to locate and navigate the right learning objects.



Question: How can the data projector best be used to enrich learning experiences in my classroom?

Focus: To use the data projector to motivate and support the students in their learning – particularly with reading vocabulary




Question: How can I provide an extension Mathematics programme for a gifted group of children through with the support of ICT?

Focus: Set up a computer enhanced mathematics programme for children working at level 4.
Work alongside children to create individual Wikis and links to online resources
Each child will reflect on their learning and use teacher-monitored links though their personal Wiki.


Question: How can the digital learning objects be utilised more effectively by students for independent activities during reading time?

Focus: To organise the reading digital learning objects so that they can be easily integrated into reading times for groups to use independently and also that they are being used to support the specific learning and teaching.



Question: How can the data projector best be used to enrich learning experiences