Integrating 5 Great Pedagogies

I recently did a Webinar on this topic.  Which is a bit absurd, really, because each deserves not only its own Webinar, but a full course to do justice to the ideas, models and research. But the point of the Webinar was to stimulate thinking in a couple areas:

  1. to see that a shift toward Intrinsic Motivation IS possible and robustly supported by rich pedagogies, and
  2. these pedagogies, when used in harmony, actually create synergies that maximise their benefits.

So the purpose of this post is to provide links to resources that people can pursue to learn more about each of the pedagogies.  As the graphic below suggests, there are LOTS more than 5 great pedagogies and many more than are shown here.  My goal was to choose a reasonable number and play with how they can be integrated.  You can access a recording of the Webinar if you are interested.

pedagogies

Self Determination Theory – Intrinsic Motivation

Positive Psychology – Personal Meaning, Flow & Grit

Web sites & Resources

Books

Understanding by Design™ – Deep Learning

Using backward design, does your school have a continuum of rich performance tasks that validate the vision and prompt interdisciplinary demonstrations of students’ understandings that require their transfer to new contexts?

Web sites & Resources

Books

Cultures of Thinking – Thinking Routines

Web sites & Resources

Books

SOLE – Self-Organised Learning Environments

Websites & Resources

Videos

Skipping Challenge

How do you think you would feel being a part of this group?

Claim-Support-Question

  1. Make a claim about the topic
  2. Identify support for your claim
  3. Ask a question related to your claim

Want to see the full 8 minutes?

Subconscious influences

The section of video below uses clever illustration to make a point about how our unconscious can influence us without our knowing it.  In other words, thoughts that we don’t even notice can affect the decisions we make.

You might respond to the video below on how this might apply to you or you could even look closer at the clever animation.

See-Think-Wonder

  1. What do you see?
  2. What do you think about that?
  3. What does it make you wonder?

Get into “Flow”

Above is the last section of Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi’s presentation where he describes Flow. You can also see the full video.

What is “Flow”?  Describe it in your own words.

Have you had a Flow experience?  If so, describe what you were doing.

How do you experience “Challenges”?  Are they positive, negative or neutral?

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