David Price’s thoughts about this morning’s chat etc.
Derived I guess from RNs interviews over the Christmas break. Groups of students select a council somewhere in Australia, do the background work, interview the mayor and present their work. Each month, a different council/mayor/group.
Wow! Optional school and they still turn up.
“Five years ago our annual Year 10 Film Festival was born. Adopting the principles of project-based learning, in small groups, over the course of a school week, students produce a short digital story. The content focus for the project is creativity, communication, collaboration, and independence. The aim is to provide a significant interdisciplinary culminating task to Year 10 and to develop students’ independence. The trust the school places in students for this week is significant and is an essential element of the week. The film festival has become a rite of passage between Year 10 and the senior years of school.”
The case for and against homework: