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Lateral accountability

A concept that explores collaborative practice. It is used to describe the power of collaboration when one is accountable to one's self and one's peers. (Michael Fullan)

Collaboration

Language of learning

Language used to describe learning often used by teachers to make the learning processes clear for students, and for students to be able to reflect on how they learn and any areas they need to develop.

 

Learning community

A group or cluster, that may include students, teachers, school communities and educators, that chooses to operate as a collaborative network to enhance the learning outcomes and opportunities for all learners across that community.

Collaborative

Learning competencies

In modern learning these include the skills, attributes and dispositions necessary to future proof students; to prepare them for uncertain futures.

Dispositions, Future proof

Learning dispositions

Combinations of children's emerging knowledge, skills and attitudes to learning. Dispositions for learning also include the way children approach learning, for example taking an interest, being involved, persisting with difficulty, challenge and uncertainty, and expressing a point of view.

 

Learning management system (LMS)

Learning management system E.g. Ultranet or Knowledgenet. It is a locally based (ie. not in the Cloud) system where teachers and students can upload and access information. Parents may also have access.

Cloud, Knowledgenet, Ultranet

Learning map

A visual display of the things that impact on a student's learning. Developing the learning map is a way to engage students, teachers and whanau to work together to find ways to best support future-focused learning, to help students to take responsibility for their learning.

Student Learning Maps project

Learning pit

A physical place where a learner grapples with deeper thinking, challenging questions and experiences a 'cognitive wobble'. The learning challenge has a four step inquiry process:

1. Concept

2. Challenge

3. Construct

4. Consider

Cognitive wobble

Learning space

A physical area where the focus is on learning. It is sometimes used to describe the school information centre / library / access to the internet. Sometimes it can be specific to a subject area "Science Learning Hub". Can also refer to the teaching space used for large groups to come together. Some schools use terms such as commons, habitats to describe the large spaces usually shared by more than one 'class'. Other learning spaces are termed campsites caves or hubs.

Campsite, Cave, Internet

Learning styles

Students all learn in different ways. For example: Gardner's multiple intelligences and learning styles inventory identifies 7 styles which operate together, to a lesser of greater extent:

Visual (spatial): prefer using pictures, images, and spatial understanding Aural (auditory-musical): prefer using sound and music.

Verbal (linguistic): prefer using words, both in speech and writing.

Physical (kinaesthetic): prefer using the body, hands and sense of touch.

Logical (mathematical): prefer using logic, reasoning and systems.

Social (interpersonal): prefer to learn in groups or with other people.

Solitary (intrapersonal): prefer to work alone and use self-study.

 

Learning to learn

Gaining understanding of how you learn, including how the brain works, what is your preferred way of learning, the personal characteristics you bring to your learning and the strategies you can use to be successful.

 

Locus of control

The extent to which students are able to control events that affect their learning. A shift in the locus of control from the teacher to students is fundamental to modern learning practice (MLP).

 

LwDT

Learning with digital technology

Digital technology