SOLE Part 2

In my last post SOLE Part 1 – I outlined the reason/purpose and methodology behind this study. This week, the sessions were delivered.

Here are the phases/year groups BIG questions and a selection of photographs from the week…

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It is possible that this weeks SOLE based Lesson Study has raised more questions than it has answered. However, one thing is certain; if SOLE is to be implemented/used effectively, it requires as much strategic planning and rigour as any other pedagogical method – such as CBL, PBL etc – to be successful.  We have witnessed incredible learning this week, including Foundation Stage children discussing and understanding scientific concepts from KS3 programmes of study. However, we have also encountered difficulties, particularly with regards to individuals’ collaborative skills and reading ability. This is where careful planning needs to take place; what skills do children need to possess to participate/be successful in a SOLE session? This is about developing skills and attitudes that children need to initiate their own learning.

Whether you agree, or disagree, with this…

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…or this…

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…surely, as a profession, we can agree that developing skills and attitudes that children need to initiate their own learning, is vital… can’t we?!

Add your ideas here – http://padlet.com/chris_edwards/SOLE

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3 comments on “SOLE Part 2

  1. […] groups planned their SOLE sessions. In my next post (SOLE Part 2), I will share these sessions and attempt to answer MY BIG QUESTION… Are Self Organised […]

  2. Looking forward to reading your outcomes. Certainly the learning environment is something I take great interest in and am inspired by the same school you visited. My blog explores what I’ve done with this but I am very interested in your project.

  3. I am very interested in the outcomes of your project. It seems we have been inspired by the same school. I’m very keen to develop my understanding of how classroom environment influences learning. My blog on here explores my own practice.

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