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Balancing teacher freedom for innovation within systemic school structures

Posted by jturner56 on May 16, 2012

This snapshot is from a Grade 3 student’s use of Sketch-up to create a model of the school (see below for an actual photo). The actual Sketch-up 3D file cannot be uploaded for “security reasons.”

The impressive digital work highlights several educational issues, including

  1. How much time and freedom should be given to teachers to support student individual work which builds on their digital passions?
  2. How much diversity in this to build on teacher passions?
  3. The role of teamwork to share ideas and support teacher, and student learning
  4. How does the curriculum best and progressively build on these learning outcomes



These are discussions to be had if we truly want to progress collaboration, creativity and curriculum in our school learning environments.


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