Attack! 43 I taught as marvellous as a cloud Part 2

Welcome to ATTACK! 

ATTACK! is a two-page occasional publication giving attention to the curriculum – the holistic curriculum.Screen Shot 2016-06-16 at 9.46.59 AM

ATTACK! is for you, also to introduce to your colleagues. Each issue will be restricted to two pages. A cover graphic for a file or folder to store ATTACK! issues is available.

Most of ATTACK! will be concerned with the holistic curriculum which, if acted on, is a fundamental way to undermine the present undemocratic education system. Don’t be discouraged if opportunities to teach holistically are limited, do your best, be a guardian, and act as a witness to this culturally significant and inspiring way of teaching and learning.

To get in touch for comment, questions, and the ATTACK! issues to be sent to you personally:  ksmythe@wave.co.nz

Attack! 43 I taught as marvellous as a cloud Part 2

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3 Responses to Attack! 43 I taught as marvellous as a cloud Part 2

  1. “And where do learning outcomes that children have to pronounce
    before lessons leave discovery learning? ” Indeed.

  2. Kelvin says:

    But ERO has spoken so that is the end of the matter.

  3. Kelvin says:

    —–Original Message—–
    Sent: Sunday, 19 June 2016 4:58 p.m.

    Hi Kelvin: the new behaviourism

    As I began to read ‘ I taught as marvellous as a cloud’ this afternoon … my thoughts began to crystallise … Our staff visited several schools last week to observe class programmes in action, most with an emphasis on digital learning. As teachers reported back on their observations at a staff meeting I became increasingly unsettled. I think the emphasis on goal setting, filling the gaps in charts, slogans, the domination of laminated teaching displays is actually behaviourism in disguise: it is always observable, measurable, manageable and controlling, stimulus, response, behaviourism.When they talked about literacy and numeracy as the ‘core’ I could have cried. Fools! We need to understand first how children learn. Learning is not hierarchical, it is interconnected, just like the beautiful metaphor I read recently of learning looking like a spider’s web … yes like your marvellous cloud. Learning is affective, cognitive and kinaesthetic, it is neither a straight or vertical line.

    Cheers my friend

    Sent from my iPad=

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