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Close Looking: What Does Problem Solving Look Like?

Close looking, “a deep, precise understanding of the (image’s) form, craft, meanings, etc.” (adapted from nieonline.com/tbtimes/downloads/CCSS_reading.pdf) provides an opportunity to stop, look, and think. 267 more words

Wondering And Questioning

Final Reflection

Final reflection

The advancement of information and communication technology (ICT) has permeated culture, and we live in a global knowledge-based society reliant on technologies in distinctive domains of our lives: This is especially apparent for students who have grown-up socialised by technology. 492 more words

Digital World

Update: Can-do descriptors of language development

One of the questions I often wrestled with as a starting teacher was how to build a logical and developmentally sound curriculum.  I’ve written a blog about it before… 575 more words


Zone of Proximal Development

The photo above shows 3 levels of task demands for children based on Vygotsky’s levels of development.

  • On the left is a level in which the student can readily perform the task independently, i.e.
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Settling in

The first week of a new year is always hectic. The second week, on the other hand, is always more relaxing. Somehow, professors understand that we cannot read 10 articles per subject so they have already cut down on our workload. 340 more words


The ZPD, not just for kids

How many of us have learned about the Zone of Proximal Developent (the ZPD) when learning how to teach our young learners?  I’ve written about this in earlier… 563 more words


Connectionism and Supported Learning

Prior to beginning this journal entry, read “Learning in a Sociocultural Perspective” (pg. 59-63) and “Situative View of Learning” (pp. 64-68) in your text and review all of your assigned content for the week. 310 more words

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