Researching, Recording and Reflecting

May 18, 2023

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Researching, Recording and Reflecting

Once students have experienced the Entry Point, Knowledge Harvest and Explanation on the unit of learning they move on to activities that require them to Research, Record and Reflect on their learning. The tasks are carefully planned to be memorable for learning and to achieve this, our teachers have been working really hard to develop lessons that promote engagement through fun but meaningful activities. Research  Research activities always precede the recording activities. Students have been participating in experiential and exploratory activities to develop research skills through interviewing people, using books, photos or maps, listening to a piece of music and/or watching a demonstration. They use a variety of methods and work collaboratively in groups or individually to find out a range of information.    Record  During the recording activities, students think about, process and interpret the learning they have researched. Our teachers promote choice and challenge when supporting students with recording tasks as well as providing opportunities for them to further develop their strengths and interests.    Reflect  Opportunities to discuss answers to reflection questions are given for each task and are normally posted on seesaw to create portfolios. Students are given the options of writing their reflections or recording their voice.   Reflective questions are intended to support learners with:  
  •   Making connections with other subjects and personal or international learning. 
  •   Developing metacognition – awareness of how they learn. 
  •   Planning next steps in their own learning. 
  •   Identifying what they would like to know, understand and be able to do. 
  •   Exploring the significance/importance of learning. 
  •   Giving feedback to teachers e.g. Exit cards. 
  •   Using the rubrics and Learning Advice for self and peer assessment. 
  •   Thinking about Personal Learning Goals – learning about and learning to be. 
   
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