Some things I hate to see: learning how to treat people with compassion and respect described as “the soft stuff” and the phrase ‘learning curve’ used as a euphemism for a negative experience.
The TeachNorthern CPD sessions at The Northern College last week were excitingly, exhiliaratingly, genuinely a Learning Curve. The engagement of my (core and sessional) colleagues in refining not only the delivery but the process itself was beyond generosity – thanks to you all.
The revised notes from the day, in Powerpoint form, can be found here Differentiation and the Individual Learning Journey.
The ‘product’, I guess, of all this focused thinking, is a process (walked-through below) for planning differentiated learning. Equally important were the discussions which allowed us to share and explore concept definitions and our own personal values. Our next challenge is to embed the process systematically (and culturally) in our organisation.
When you read it you might think, “so simple, it’s embarrassing.” But it might yet take impressive brain-power to fully instutitionalise it.
What do you think?
A Process for Differentiated Learning