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    Ethos Consultancy NZ

    Welcome

    We believe that by helping students and teachers keep alive their joy of learning we can contribute to the important cultural work of challenging the current status quo in results-driven education.


    With its flexibility and rich wealth of resources, Web 2. 0 (when informed by education principles that recognise human learning as social and contextualised), can empower learners to collaborate fruitfully, using new information and ideas to build on what they already know.


    In turn, education practitioners can use Web 2.0's rich resources (see this glossary) to create opportunities for transformative learning experiences, give learners of diverse needs, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds a voice, enable students with various life commitments to study, and find new ways of connecting learners with content and each other, empower learners to create their own content and enable them to reach their desired learning goals. It can also empower education practitioners to engage with students more, moving away from the front of the room to a shared space where they too become learners.


    The aim of this site is to share effective practice, resources and ideas by encouraging discussion around the design, facilitation, assessment and evaluation of online communities and how they impact learning in all education sectors. We are also sharing resources and ideas around ePortfolios and Green ICT in Education.


    Because collaboration and openness are two of our guiding principles, we choose to use this Ning as the forum for projects in which we are involved.

    The models underpinning Ethos Consultancy's work are:

    Blog Posts

    Next steps for PLD as inquiry

    Posted by Charlotte French on October 24, 2014 at 9:08 0 Comments

    This is an extract of a post from my VPLD community blog.

    To put things in context, we are in our fourth year of using Teaching as Inquiry, with the past two years having a focus on blended learning & getting teachers excited about new eLearning strategies. While I firmly believe that we ought to drive implementation of eLearning strategies with sound pedagogical reasoning, sometimes we don't have the space in our brains for all of these things. So, in order to make the…

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    Are we Digital Citizens, or rather Citizens in an increasingly Digital World? (cross-blogged from thebelbird.blogspot.com

    Posted by Monika Kern on October 23, 2014 at 13:55 0 Comments

    The “Digital Natives” discussion has been going on for many years (1). I generally subscribe to the definition of “A digital native is a person who was born during or after the general introduction of digital technologies and through interacting with digital technology from an early age, has a greater comfort…

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    Inquiry learning wins the day: Student voice and choice

    Posted by Hazel Owen on October 22, 2014 at 10:00 0 Comments

    These are highlights from the original post, which was entitled Knowing Kids' Minds (source), and was written by Jessica Sutton for the Manawatu Standard (9th Nov, 2011)…
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    Asynchronous and online should be the default to argue against...

    Posted by Clive Shepherd on October 20, 2014 at 3:00 1 Comment

    Live, face-to-face communication has always been the default for human beings. At one stage it was our only option. But what held true 10,000 years ago does not have to hold true now, because now we have some very credible alternative options.
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    Each person with dyslexia faces a unique blend of difficulties: Supporting students with dyslexia

    Posted by Hazel Owen on October 19, 2014 at 20:00 0 Comments

    Do you know anyone who fits the following profile (taken from Danella Smallridge's Wiki)

    • Sara has undiagnosed…
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    E-Learning: It's Not Just About Technology!

    Started by Kamal Bouskri in Theories and principles Aug 8. 0 Replies

    As a technology-integration-in-education advocate and co-founder of myVLE.com learning management system, I had the opportunity during the past few years to research the main hindrances to e-learning…Continue

    Tags: LMS, e-learning

    Anatomy Resources

    Started by Liz Huff in Tips and Tools. Last reply by Hazel Owen Jul 7. 5 Replies

    One of the core objectives of Anatomy Warehouse is to educate medical students about the best resources in updating their knowledge about the human anatomy. Beginning our series about online…Continue

    Tags: resources, education, anatomy, human

    Flipping classrooms

    Started by Peter Breach in Theories and principles. Last reply by Leigh Hynes Jun 26. 3 Replies

    Hello all I'm heading off on leave in a few days.  I was going to be lazy and just post a question, but decided that Search was worth a visit - and it was.  There is a lot of interest in flipped…Continue

    Anatomy Resources: AnatomyArcade.com

    Started by Liz Huff in Tips and Tools. Last reply by Hazel Owen Jun 19. 1 Reply

    Continuing our series of anatomical study aids, we’re excited to introduce AnatomyArcade.com, a site full of exciting games to help…Continue

    Tags: games, anatomy

     
     
     

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