CISC8100 Applied Practice in Context · Connectivism · COP (Community of Practice) · Leadership · Mindlab · New Zealand · NZACDITT · PLD · Technology

Week 32 – Changes in my Practice

Titiro whakamuri, kokiri whakamua Look back and reflect, so you can move forward Reflective practice is a challenging, demanding, and often trying process that is most successful as a collaborative effort. (Osterman, K. & Kottkamp, R., 1993) What? The most valuable takeaway from this course for me has been the depth of professional discussion and… Continue reading Week 32 – Changes in my Practice

CISC8100 Applied Practice in Context · Constructivism · Digital fluency · Leadership · Making · Mindlab · Technology

Week 31 – Professional Context – Crossing Boundaries

Looking back to the future Mathison and Freeman (1997) describe one version of interdisciplinarity as a combination of disciplines that enhance the learning in one of those disciplines, and by integration transcends a single discipline through an interconnected vision. In my life, I have had several professions, from graphic artist and designer to multimedia trainer,… Continue reading Week 31 – Professional Context – Crossing Boundaries

CISC8100 Applied Practice in Context · Connectivism · COP (Community of Practice) · Digital fluency · Leadership · Mindlab · New Zealand · NZACDITT

Week 30: Using social online networks in professional development

Beginning the Journey Rouse (2016) defines social networking as the “practice of expanding the number of one’s business and/or social contacts by making connections through individuals”, using the analogy of six degrees of separation. My access to (digital) social networking or “social-media” has largely followed me throughout my teaching career, from playing GNE in 2002/3,… Continue reading Week 30: Using social online networks in professional development

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Week 29: Legal and ethical contexts in my digital practice

All too familiar are stories in the media of the unethical choices that a minority of educators have made. Not understanding the ethical obligations teachers face can detrimentally affect students, harm teacher credibility and erode the public’s trust. Overarching of these issues are advances in innovation and access to online networking meaning the ethical implications… Continue reading Week 29: Legal and ethical contexts in my digital practice

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Week 28: Indigenous knowledge and cultural responsiveness in my practice

Culturally responsive teaching: making connections between what is known and what is to be taught next (Teaching Tolerance, 2010) What does this have to do with me? I will admit upfront that as a pakeha immigrant to New Zealand, who still holds an Australian passport my indigenous knowledge, has many gaps, which I fully acknowledge… Continue reading Week 28: Indigenous knowledge and cultural responsiveness in my practice