Having spent a considerable amount of time evangelising AfL & Google Docs, I felt it was time to turn my attention towards another topic: Independent Learning. I completed an M.Ed module earlier in the year and it is going to feature significantly in my dissertation.
Therefore, I decided to pull together some of the most valuable (IMO) arguments and ideas I have encountered so far; alongside some of the strategies and tools that I have been using with my students; seeking to help them become more independent learners.
I’m giving the presentation it’s maiden run at TeachMeet Oxford this evening. Here are the slides, click the cog to access my speaker notes.
- Michie, James (2011) Can we really help our students to become independent learners or are there too many constraints?
- Michie, James (2011) What is Independent Learning? <– check out the comments too!
- Michie, James (2012) A short term investigation into the impact of a ‘holistic’ approach to Independent Learning with the AS Media Studies classroom.
- Cronin, Catherine (2012) Learning and Teaching Digital Literacies
- McLaughlin, Kevin (2012) Leashes not required
- Mitra et al. (2005) Acquisition of computing literacy on shared public computers: Children and the “hole in the wall”
- Quinlan, Oliver (2011) How can we enable meaningful independent learning?
- Resnick, Mitchell (2012) Learning from Scratch