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This Youtube video (duration 4:06) shows the process 7 year old Audri goes through to construct a working Rube Goldberg machine. It could be used as a stimulus for discussion with students about many of the key competencies.
In this Youtube video, 14 year old Cheryl talks about what the reality of being a learner in a future world will feel like for her.
Lessons from the Yamanote line
Chris Betcher is an Australian teacher, author and blogger who presents to audiences around the world. This slide show was put together on a recent trip to Japan and succinctly captures the stages of meaningful learning experiences.
EDtalks: Flora Reilly-Davis and Oska Rego: Learning in a modern classroom
Two year 12 Wellington High students discuss what learning in a modern classroom means for them at the Education Leaders Forum in Wellington, August 2011.
YouTube: Drive - The surprising truth about what motivates us
This lively animation is adapted from a talk by Dan Pink where he discusses the hidden truth about what really motivates us.
Discussion tool: Gathering feedback about KCs in learning
Feedback from students is an important means of thinking about how key competencies are developed in teaching and learning. In this discussion tool, three suggestions for gathering feedback are outlined - ratings, postbox sentence starters, and photo prompts. Using these kinds of approaches to gather feedback, teachers will be able to consider students' perceptions of teaching and learning in their programmes.
Partnership makes for key competencies and learning languages success
A genuine desire to bring learning languages and the key competencies alive in classrooms supports this innovative partnership between two schools.
Integrating key competencies and reading
This update focuses on a research project that explored how the key competencies might be integrated with, and developed through, the teaching of reading.
Time to Shine – Te Akau ki Papamoa School
Teacher Sue Beesley from Te Akau ki Papamoa School has created two great pieces of work using Keynote with her year 1 and 2 class.
Her learning intention was to explore what her class could do by themselves. They looked at how this fitted into 'managing ourselves' as it related to activities such as helping others, helping as a class manage classroom equipment, and relationships with others. They set goals for what they needed to do in order to manage their classroom, and from this developed their Class Treaty.
Roydvale School podcasts
Students at Roydvale School in Christchurch decided to make podcasts to help their understanding of what the key competencies mean to them.
Technology Online: Big Bikkies planning unit
This Year 10 technology unit was first planned in 2003 by teacher Diana Eagle and practising food technologist Carol Pound. In 2009, Diana had the opportunity to revisit the planning and update the unit to better align the learning opportunities with the intent of The New Zealand Curriculum (2007). Annotated notes have been included with the remodelled unit plan to illustrate Diana's thinking during the planning process. This case study highlights the links being made to develop key competencies within the context of a technology focus.
Students investigate thinking skills
In this snapshot, students explain the process used to find out about the 'thinking' skills needed in order to learn, and how Mackenzie College could provide for this.
This YouTube clip discusses the theory of ‘Connectivism’. It looks at the many diverse networks and ties made possible by the variety of IT tools we have to connect ourselves to others.
Te Awamutu - You have a message
A group of students from the Rosetown Learning Community in Te Awamutu talk about what they want to learn and what helps them learn at school.
Lifelong learning at Red Beach School
Resources on the Red Beach School website outline how they have included children in deepening their understanding of lifelong learning. (Look for the files in the right hand menu.)