Bookmarked A Learning Lexicon- Issue 87 – Dialogic Learning Weekly  (Dialogic Learning Weekly)

I know from experience that one of the key strategies for shaping cultural change is sharing a common language. Habitual language use is one of the simplest, cheapest and most repeatable steps we can take on our journey.

When Gonski 2.0 discusses professional learning, I feel that this is one area where more time could be spent, regularly. This is one of the things I liked about Richard Olsen’s concept of the Modern Learning Canvas:

“Modern Learning Canvas – Instructional Model” by mrkrndvs is licensed under CC BY-SA

Bookmarked What is “Critical Literacy” in Education? (W. Ian O’Byrne)

Critical literacy is one of the key perspectives that informs my teaching, research, and thinking. It informs all of the work that I do, and fundamentally impacts everything from the ways in which I view the world, to the very tweets that I send out on a daily basis. It plays a role in guiding my research…I even built an entire digital literacy & education program based on the tenets of critical literacy.

Ian O’Byrne discusses the concept of critical literacy. This includes unpacking questions of truth and the dialetic critique. I really enjoy O’Byrne’s posts defining key elements in education, including empowerment and critical pedagogy. Another interesting approach to explanation is Amy Burvall’s ‘Creativity Tips’ series.