This is the first post on my new blog, ReconifgurEd.
I am calling this blog ReconifgurEd for a few reasons. Firstly, I believe that a fundamental shift has been happening in education since I was a primary student during the 90’s . In the short time of my professional career, I have experienced and observed this shift and it’s impact on teaching and learning for both the better and worse for learners (this is the education part). On a global scale however, I think that some education systems are still grappling with change and the improvement of student outcomes. Moreover, the rapid development of digital technologies have opened up new possibilities for formal and informal learners. For this reason, educators need to think critically about how their practise can be improved, whether it be through evidence-based practise, or utilising technology to engage students and enhance learning (this is the reconfigured part).
In short, ReconifgurEd will be about.
Learning: which is student centred, authentic and purposeful.
Change: which is innovative and creative.
Technology: which transforms teaching and learning, and opens the door to new possibilies.
I will be using this blog to reflect on my teaching, connect with other educators and share resources and ideas with a global community. You can read more about me in the About section on this blog, or find me on twitter.