This week we looked at constructing knowledge and transforming knowledge. Knowing the difference between them will assist in developing the unit plan we are to develop for our assignments. So what are they???
Constructing knowledge is when students learn about concepts, facts or procedures. The key word here is LEARN. This can be achieved through teacher directed learning. Students are required to follow steps, explore and identify.
Transforming knowledge is when we ask students to apply their constructed knowledge and make meaning and transform their learning. The key word here is APPLY. This is were students demonstrate they have learned specific skills and are able to evaluate and analyse the information.
Through my work as a teacher aide, I come across some fabulous ICT tools that engage and educate students. Mathletics is one of these tools. This online interactive learning tool has activities that align with the Australian Curriculum and allows students to work at their own pace. Mathletics provides different levels of ability thus giving the teacher the ability to provide differentiation in the classroom.
Dann, C. (2017). EDC3100 ICT and Pedagogy: Course notes. Toowoomba, Qld: University of Southern Queensland.
Mathletics. (2017). Supporting primary school-aged learners. Retrieved from http://au.mathletics.com/home/primary/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_PDOmsLQ1gIVz4VoCh2XEQmAEAAYASABEgK0OPD_BwE