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Rubik Cubes of Success

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 4:23:35 pm Australia/Sydney

When I was growing up, Rubik’s Cubes were popular. The cube had coloured sides, and you were to mix up the colours by turning the sides over and over again. Once the colours had been mixed up, the object was to turn the sides again, mixing and matching and until the colours matched on all four sides. In the same way I struggled with the toy because the task at hand was not simple. One time, I became so frustrated that I took the stickers off the sides and faked a completed cube. On the surface I had met the challenge, I knew what I had created was a false sense of success, and I ultimately learned little more just on the experience alone.

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Posted in Instruction PLC Assessment By Geri Parscale

Learning How to Learn

Monday, 2 March 2015 11:19:53 am Australia/Sydney

How many of us know someone who has the capacity to hear, but struggles to listen and absorb information? (You’re probably thinking about a significant friend or family member right about now.) Capacity does not match skill. Learning can be like that many of us have the capacity to learn, but the skill has never been completely developed in our schools. Ask yourselves this, when does our Kindergarten through to the HSC system stops and teaches kids skills needed to actually know how to learn? We just start teaching as if they will learn and naturally absorb the information given. By now we all can safely assume or at least acknowledge to the idea that learning will just happen this unfortunatelyisincorrect. We are losing some of our potential bright learners who do not understand or have been given the steps on how to learn.

 

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Posted in Assessment By Cassandra Erkens
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