AfL in STEM Teaching MOOC Weeks 5 and 6

It's in these final two weeks of the MOOC that I've felt most out of my depth with the learning: not currently being in the classroom nor being a science teacher.┬áNevertheless, I've include some notes on my learning during the final two weeks below: Some Reflection on a Teaching Example The teacher indicates to the... Continue Reading →

AfL in STEM Teaching MOOC Week 4

This week of the Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching MOOC served as a really useful midpoint where videos of the course facilitators were used to answer participants' questions about the learning on the MOOC so far. Intentional Dialogue- Questions primarily designed to cause thinking for students Hinge-Point Questions- Questions to help us decide where... Continue Reading →

AfL in STEM Teaching MOOC Week 3

After the #ukfechat discussion with Dan Williams @FurtherEdagogy on being more evidence informed in relation to practice, I felt inspired to include more of this in my work with teachers in our AfL MOOC Groups at The Sheffield College. The Storify of this chat can be found by clicking here. Although the staff are participating... Continue Reading →

AfL in STEM Teaching MOOC- Week 2

Week 2 Intentional Dialogue This week was all about ways of promoting active discussion and thinking as well as carefully planning questions to lead to effective learning. I'm thinking more and more that this MOOC would be useful for any educator, not just those of a STEM persuasion! Carefully develop challenging questions based on misconceptions/areas... Continue Reading →

AfL in STEM Teaching MOOC- Week 1

After a tip-off from @sebschmoller, I was alerted to the start of this Future Learn MOOC lead by Dylan Wiliam and Christine Harrison. You can join this free online course by clicking here. Having not studied a MOOC since Blended Learning Essentials, I was ready for my next online learning experience but without a STEM... Continue Reading →

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