Students to work collaboratively to produce a final product within a shared context using concepts and resources from all curriculum areas.
Resources could include: classrooms to work in, subject specific equipment, tech equipment, shooting locations, computer access. The biggest resource will be teacher support and expertise.
The Future: “What do we want our world to be like?”
This allows students to learn about, reflect upon, challenge and address the most important issues to them.
Why are we doing this?
- Because it will be fun.
- To understand that learning doesn’t exist in a subject vacuum – the concepts studied in Science have relevance in Social Studies and the strategies developed in Maths have applications across all subject areas.
- To develop student engagement and learning partnerships in a new and innovative way.
It will be very exciting to see how this plays out this week. I think it will be great, the teachers involved are enthusiastic about it and embracing the fact that it will be uncomfortable sometimes as they let go of the reins and let go of the traditional silo model of learning.
I've been thinking about how this could play out in the future too. It would be great to see the teachers who teach Year 9 and 10 working more collaboratively together. Rather than having subject departments they could work in year level departments like the Year 7&8. Planning learning experiences and projects together rather than in the traditional silos. Hmmm more food for thought!