Saturday, November 8, 2014

A Machine for Learning

A MACHINE FOR LEARNING
(thanks to Mark Osbourne for sharing the term: Machine for Learning, and the link he made to le Coubousier, which we’ve used in our inquiry)         
St Joseph’s Year 7 students consider what their learning is actually like and what ideal spaces for this could be like - this is a brainstorm from the whole class in a shared Google doc (it is not crafted writing)      


WHAT DO WE DO WHEN WE’RE LEARNING?
WHAT WOULD A PHYSICAL SPACE FOR THIS LOOK LIKE?
concentrate and communicate with others
listen and discuss your ideas with the people
being on task and giving 100% and not giving up
sitting down somewhere and listening to each others ideas
we learn from our mistakes
we debate and share our ideas we take notes and learn from what others have learnt as well
put your heads together and discuss ideas with each other.
we think that its import to participate  and contribute ideas even if its wrong
we share our ideas, discuss our options and our needs and also relate to others, listen, focus, look, think, come up with new ideas,   
we like to talk and  listen to each other….and be good friends
think, discuss, sing, we argue, we work with others, we get things wrong, we get to try new things.
get confused but work it out
understand others.
we talk to others and ask for advice for good ideas to make our work even better
we help with problems and answer things
we talk together and help each other to get the job done
we get to choose our working space.
we discuss our ideas.
share our ideas.
we get  to  debate
we work quietly
we learn from our mistakes
we concentrate


We use MINECRAFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
to try to answer a problem.


we do drama and we do acting AND WE WRITE SONGS AND WE AND WE ENJOY USING OUR DEVICES FOR LEARNING. WE RECOMMEND THAT WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO USE MINECRAFT MORE (NO ONE USE IDEA)  
talking sometimes helps if it is on task!
say what we want to


we help people that need help at the moment when they are  stuck


enjoy and get new knowledge
do acting, have debates, songs, learn new things and new instruments or activities


make sure that everyone is joining in the convo and that people are included in it.
Also to encourage others to give 100% and to not give up.
Learn to accept a mistake, Good attitude


listen, discuss, read, write, search, explore, trial and error, make new options, design new things, brainstorm, invent, create, concentrate, play games, field trips, writing
brainstorming
we can read, write, do pe ,E.O.T.C, camps, maths,search, new things, discuss between  us, brainstorm, make mistakes and try again and again,
listen, stay on task, do field trips


watching other people  
learning new ideas and facts.
writing songs
crafting
silence and concentration, watching and learning from mistakes learning from elders...
singing-writing songs debates


performances , plays , silent working or dramas
different types of formal writing
arts and stuff,



crafting your imagination stories and making it better.


try over again, learn from others, songs and  performances, being silent              
we think create, communicate, share, learn


We can make everyone happy to learn
sitting facing each other at the same level (communicating)


peaceful and secure, fancy, computers,


taking turns talking


have our own little bubble to work in


we work together as a team and sensibly share our ideas


man’s cave and a girl hangout room for year 7s and 8s


change resource room into music room for intermediate department


gym for senior school


whole school computer room to work in quietly


having your own office or bubble to stay in but still communicate with each other
or talking . having a quiet space for yourself or others’ private spaces


have a musical room where people can sing and learn instruments.
a game room-a man cave for boys and a girl’s room.
dancing room where their dancing can express their feelings.
sports room where people can have fun and play with other people
    


we could have a couple of cubicles
we could use so that we could have our own space and we could work quietly.


we could split a room into a couple of spaces that are soundproof and will not bother anyone else!


we work as a  team       


you get more action and ideas
and information.You have more fun talking to your your friends.


in a place where you can concentrate.


TEACHER’S NOTE:
Its interesting - you write a lot about collaborative learning how we can learn from each other and through discussion.  At the same time you say that its important to have your own space where you can be quiet.  You show this because when we have a lot of space upstairs, you spread out and fill it all and you still stay on task and do all the things you wrote in column 1.


When you make your recommendations for what we can do with our spaces, please think about how we can use what we have to make all these things happen.  LFR







      
What different learning styles are there?


watching other people  
learning new ideas and facts.
writing songs
crafting
silence and concentration, watching and learning from mistakes learning from elders...
singing-writing songs debates


performances , plays , silent working or dramas
different types of formal writing
arts and stuff,



crafting your imagination stories and making it better.



try over again, learn from others, songs and  performances, being silent              
we think create,communicate,share,learn


We can make everyone happy to learn


We stay on task and brainstorm as many ideas we can think of. We also participate and contribute many ideas. We do the learning properly we listen so we know what to do. When we don't understand we ask the teacher for help