Presentation about the formation of Professional Learning. The implications of developing a program - Loss Learning, and the impact socially and professionally that embarking on such a path implies - A strategy to create a Facilitation Environment
Text of Professional Learning Framework
Dean Groom, Head of Educational Development
Macquarie University, Australia
2. Facilitating Environment
The belief is that in this portfolio;
that learning can be achieved
and that the pay-offs will be sufficient to justify it
Borrowed fromWinnicott(1965), who uses it to describe the conditions under which growth can potential take place.
3. About this presentation As a pre-amble to the professional learning activity, to outlines the ways in which the Learning and Teaching Centre will create a framework for incremental improvement. The major challenge : To establish a flexible, adaptive framework that unifies and supports the activities of the learning and teaching centre. To meet the challenge of increased demand identified by the LTC strategic and operation plan. 4. Considerations
Alignment with MQ and LTC strategic plans
Resources & Social Capital in the LTC
Communication, Collaboration with faculties
Enhance reputation for excellence & innovation
Measurement & Research
Core business - incremental improvement of learning and teaching.
Virtual Learning vs Face to face learning
5. are complex, atomistic and fragile ... incremental change is disruptive Our Ecosystems. 6. Aligned Themes
Core LMS enrichment- massive increases in activity - low increases in maturation
Learning in a Web2.0 world- how is that important? Basic to Innovative.
Learning and Teaching- What are the core focus areas? Group vs Individual
LTC professional learning- learning about and modeling best practices in our own abilities; collaboration, process etc.,
7. The focal points
What are the core imperatives?- What do people need to know? What do they need to engage with?
Curriculum renewal, graduate capabilities, accessibility, TEDS etc. Innovation to Integration, EMG, Tilt, Blueprint, FILT etc ... Open University ... more?
8. Storming, Norming, Performing
De-stabilisation- declaration that there is something new to learn
Disorientation- emotional responses where moments of elation are not as common as frustration in the process
Re-Orientation- integrating the new learning into her or his overall belief system or conduct, and has eventually to face the challenges posed
9. the storm
Keeping the learner in touch with reality
Assuring her or him of the naturalness of the feelings
Recognising the nature of the loss of confidence, feelings, control are normal
Holding out realistic (but not facile) hope for the future.
10. Learning at a loss Are we going to framework the improvements? 11. the norms
deliberate effort to de-stabilise the previous learning
not so different from the culture established in order to promote learning
non-threatening situation which is both business-like and friendly
clearly defined alignment with strategic and operational plans
Measurable increases in performance
Use of technologies, levels of attainment in staff, participation, published works, scholarly engagements, demonstrated use in curriculum by staff - resources (being used, not just developed) ...