Author Archives: canberramusic

The Literacy Project: intial thoughts

I have been thinking about The Literacy Project and what I hoped to get out of it, and thought I would write down my thinking so far. The low literacy level of the students at my prac school was something … Continue reading

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Fun or Facts?

Wayne teaches at an inner city public high school. While he is really excited about his new job close to the inner city suburb where he lives and went to university, he’s finding that not all the students share his … Continue reading

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Ed Foundations Comment

I am commenting on Kyle’s post which can be found here. I really enjoyed Kyle’s post and think it gave a clear summary of the problem: that stress, such as the pressure of an upcoming exam or assignment deadline, can … Continue reading

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Ed Founds Comment

I’ve written this post in response to ‘Tracy’s Troubles’ by jennifercolley I haven’t met Jennifer in person but found her post interesting, and am keen to comment from the perspective of the material from Module D of Ed Foundations. I … Continue reading

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Keeping Students Safe and Feeling Safe

The last STS1 lecture of the semester, Early Childhood Trauma Experience and Learning, was a timely reminder that the students we will be teaching have many previous experiences, and not all positive. Some students may have experienced trauma in their lives. The trauma … Continue reading

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Getting the Point Across: How will they know what I mean?

My STS1 oral presentation involved the presentation of a mini-lesson using cooperative learning to help students compare and contrast two pieces of music. I felt a bit uncomfortable at the time, as it is a slightly strange situation to be … Continue reading

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Pedagogical Disconnect

This study details the attitudes towards ICT of 35 beginning teachers, and how they change over the first three years of their teaching career. It found that there was a discrepancy between the students stated pedagogical aims and philosophies, and … Continue reading

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New Directions

Looking back over my posts, I can see that my original attempt at a framework for examining teachers’ use of ICT in the classroom is no longer useful to me. Firstly, I am finding it almost impossible to separate the … Continue reading

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ICT rejection – What can I do to change things for the better?

I came across this article that examines factors surrounding the usage of ICT in the classroom, and it has made me think about the issue in a different light. Previously, I had categorised factors into physical, knowledge and pedagogical/philosophical. This … Continue reading

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The Knowledge Barrier – fact or fiction?

My previous post discussed the categories into which factors preventing the use of ICT in the classroom can fall. Lack of knowledge and skills is cited by many as a barrier to teachers using ICT resources in their teaching and … Continue reading

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