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Transformational Learning

Erkens, Cassandra; Kanopy (Firm)
Video; Streaming Video; Online
In transformational learning (from the 2009 Annual Conference on Standards and Assessment in Las Vegas, Nevada), Cassandra Erkens maintains that learning should be transformational rather than transactional for students and teachers. She explains how educators must teach students to leverage the vast amount of information available to them in a media-rich era, how to build lessons that require students to use that information practically to solve problems, and how to assess students based on their demonstrated application of skills learned. To help students engage in authentic intellectual work, Ms. Erkens highlights how educators can apply the tenets of professional learning communities (PLCs) to transform their teaching and better enable students to recognise and close their learning gaps. Her discussion offers the following: Examples of how to adjust assessments to enhance learning and more accurately reflect a student's achievement. Ideas for developing lessons that will transform learning for disengaged students. A series of questions for participants to discuss with their colleagues to begin the work of transformational learning. Examples of how to eliminate common assessment fallacies that negatively impact learning. Transformational learning explains the need to develop a collaborative culture to ensure that teaching practices are effective for all students, instruction is rigorous, assessment guides learning, and students learn fundamental skills they will need for a future we can't yet see.
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[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.
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Originally produced by Hawker Brownlow Education in 2012.
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1084119 Kanopy
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 71 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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