A report on a grasroot uprising of new pedagogies

From experience to meaning...

This report is interesting, although I do have some reserves. For Pearson Fullan and Langworthy wrote a report on how teachers are changing their old-fashioned style of teaching towards a new pedagogy as they’ve noticed that the pupils have changed (or rather the world in which we and the pupils live has changed). The report in itself is valuable. For instance this table will probably inspire many:

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And the combination of interviews with actual teachers combined with relevant research by Hattie, Kirschner, Cuban… makes this a good overview. Still there is also room for less academic quality in the sources, which may raise some eyebrows (well it had that effect on me).

The biggest issue I have with the report is in fact rather one single word: ‘new’.

Quoting Richardson (2013), Fullan and describe those new pedagogies as follows:

  • The explicit aim is deep learning that goes beyond the mastery…

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