Monday, February 13, 2012

What learning Matters?

As a staff we have been pondering a question that David Perkins asks 'What learning matters?, now in 10 years, 20 years and the future?'  A rather straight forward question - yet as we are finding no easy straight forward answer.

We are working to develop a conceptual curriculum that highlights the universal understandings that all learners should acquire.  These macro ideas form the overview of powerful understandings that enable our learners to develop a concept of self, interact and contribute as an active community member, value diversity, make sense of the world they live in, acknowledge the influence of change and ultimately experience personal fulfillment.

Our very initial ideas have been drafted into the following conceptual frame.

A bit too two dimensional at this stage however a starting point to critique.

We welcome your thoughts.