links for 2010-11-24

  • Report from Grattan Institute suggests that 10% increase in teacher effectiveness would lift Australia into top education performers on PISA. Plenty of analysis to support that claim but not a lot of detail on how to improve effectiveness other than that tackling the lower performers might be the most effective strategy.
    (tags: ee4l usqict)
  • This has relevance to both content and design of EDU8111. Viewing pedagogy, andragogy and heutagogy as a continuum along which locus of control shifts from teacher to learner and the mode of dealing with knowledge shifts from understanding to creation is a useful way to look at the design of EDU8111 which is attempting to produce a course that emerges from the interests of learners interacting with the resource ecology of the web. There is plenty to think about and links to sources for further exploration.