PRACTICAL CLASSROOM STRATEGIES
- many 90 minute and three hour workshops, including:
- Multimodal and Multidimensional Assessment
Practices for Multiliteracies Classrooms: A Workshop for Year
4 - Year 12 Teachers, presented by Dr. Heather Fehring
and Dr. Pam Green, RMIT University
Teachers in all educational systems around the world must cater
for students with a diversity of knowledge in terms of content
and learning processes and in terms of levels of experience.
To cater for the range of learners in the 21st Century teachers
need to collect not only multimodal but also, multidimensional
literacy assessment information. Participants in this workshop
will be involved in a hands-on experience examining a number
of assessment practices. The assessment techniques and strategies
to be investigated innovatively cater for learner diversity and
maximise the collection of cross-curricula information. The workshop
will also begin to address the notion of 'Principles of Comparability'.
Educational systems have a preoccupation with formal assessment
practices that produce accountability data. Until classroom educators
can provide evidence of the 'Principles of Comparability'
amongst assessment techniques, bureaucrats will continue to be
hard to convince as to the validity of the multiple strategies
needed to cater for the diversity of learners in our classrooms.
- Making Maths Fun, presented
by Sue Fine of the Department of School and Early Childhood
Education, RMIT University.
Games and problem solving in mathematics communicating and talking
our way through ideas and problems. Audience - primary teachers
interested in developing new ways of making mathematics enjoyable
and valuable learning experiences.
- Research Methodology Workshop - Narrative
Research, presented by Robin Usher & Adele
Flood, RMIT University
All recorders of stories are engaged in representing the events
in a life in a systematic and organised manner. These stories
provide the content from which we can create order and meaning.
This workshop will investigate how, through the use of Narrative
Enquiry, a researcher can elicit understanding and make sense
of the world through the lived experiences of others. The workshop
will provide valuable information to those who are currently
undertaking Qualitative Research or those who wish to commence
study in this field.
- Research Methodology Workshop - Case
Study Research, presented by Dr Pam Green, RMIT
- Children's Art and Writing, Anthony
Browne and Surrealism, presented by Jean Rasmussen
Participants in this workshop will look at examples of children's
writing and art inspired by the quirky picture books of illustrator
and author Anthony Browne. Practical art experiences form
a major part of this workshop and participants will create images
using a range of art materials. The art materials for this workshop
will be provided by Binney and Smith (Aust), manufacturers of
Crayola and portfolio products.
- Picture Storybooks and an Early Primary
Art Program, presented by Jean Rasmussen
In this workshop participants will look at art/literature projects
from a curriculum program that takes much of its inspiration
from picture story books. Participants will use a range of art
techniques and try several projects relevant to early primary
levels. The art materials for this workshop will be provided
by Binney and Smith (Aust), manufacturers of Crayola and portfolio