From “Sage on the Stage” to “Guide on the Side”

Themes:
Mathematics and NumeracyScienceCurriculum and Pedagogy
What:
Half Day Workshop
When:
12:30 PM, Thursday 13 Feb 2020 (2 hours 45 minutes)
Tags:
Division 3 - Grades 7-9Division 4 - Grades 10-12
Location : Crescent Heights High School - 157

One of the central goals of education in Alberta is to personalise education for each student. In this workshop I will present how I taught students in my physics, chemistry, science and mathematics classes through a method that I call Structured Independent Learning. The intention of this workshop is to describe how I provided an environment in which students could find their own path through the learning of the course material. In this environment students learned time management and self-responsibility skills, independent and inter-dependent learning skills, and they learned the course material in greater depth. The workshop closes with a discussion of how teachers can shift from being a Sage on the Stage to being a Guide on the Side in their own practice.
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