Sunday, 7 February 2010

Connecting information

I was talking to a Sociology teacher the other day and he said that he was disappointed that his 6th form students could not see the connection between Harry Potter's school experience with the sociology theories of education. I think that this could be because either the students understanding of the sociology is not strong enough or that they are not used to drawing connections between what they know already and what they are currently encountering.

I found that after I read Zimmermann Mosaic of thought and also Goudvis Strategies that work I suddenly started noticing when I was using different reading strategies including connecting. I have tried to get some of their ideas included in teaching, but without much success as it really needs to be all teachers doing it and not just me in the odd information skills lesson.

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