Our curriculum materials have been used for the professional development of staff. Encouraging an awareness and utilization of different approaches to learning is the best way to build a student's desire to learn. We have just recently added a new resource on The Theory of Knowledge a sample of which can be downloaded from the New PowerPoint Presentation section to the left of the screen.
THEORY of KNOWLEDGE
This PowerPoint presentation comes complete with a student workbook and serves as an introduction to the Theory of Knowledge. As a multimedia resource, it provides commentary along with internet links on the Ways of Knowing and the Areas of Knowledge. Download a sample or email us for more information.
One recent comment by the Director of World Studies at Ivanhoe Grammar was "...it has been useful in charting the parameters of the course and signaling linkages between areas of knowledge..."
CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT VIDEOS
Learning Styles indicate the ways in which a learner processes information. The four learning styles illustrated are:- concrete sequential, abstract sequential, concrete random, abstract random.
There have been three traditional learning modalities identified in the textbooks; the visual, the auditory and the kinaesthetic. Academics are now adding a fourth - technology.
TAXONOMY OF EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
The Taxonomy of Educational Objectives or Bloom's Taxonomy as it is more commonly known, is a classification system of educational goals, objectives and outcomes. It can help us identify a progression in the acquisition of intelligence.
In the 1980s, Harvard University psychologist, Howard Gardner, developed a theory of 'multiple intelligences'. He suggested that individuals possess seven different intelligences all of which combine and interact in complex ways. He conjectured that these intelligences can be enhanced and taught given that each individual uses them to a greater or lesser degree.
MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES A PowerPoint presentation on CD
ENCOURAGE THE DEVELOPMENT OF TEACHING ACTIVITIES IN YOUR SCHOOL!
This CD with its attached script and worksheets provides an authorative and non-threatening means by which a presenter can acquaint staff with the concepts Gardner proposes or, further, challenge them to design and create activities to complement their current teaching practice to accommodate a range of intelligences and the greatest number of students.
Providing a range of activities will enable staff to identify what approaches students favour and, for that matter, where a teacher's preferences lie. It could help explain why some students have an affinity with certain subjects or teachers.