i have blogged Helen about the idea of pair studenting this idea came when Tracey and myself were talking on Friday after our elluminate and after having got our audio onto our blog with the help of Leigh(where would we be with out you or Bronwyn? insane id say!! haha). We both had recognised how important it has been that we have been doing this course together and how much support and help we gave to each other, yay ! We both agreed that we would not be here had we not each other to lean on. I supposed this could be implemented with in many programmes how ever i wish to implement this within my elective-block coming up .
I feel this will facilitate learning with in the diverse mix of student age , discipline and also learning abilities year dependent in there stage of learning.
This links with Anna Hughes education for sustainable teaching and learning she spoke of the (Otago polytechnic)embrace of experiential learning / enquiry based learning.
The teaching and developing attributes in the students such as :Action competence, developing confidence , critical thinking, understanding , reflection , and communication.
That the curriculum be delivered in a flex able way which imparts students in:
Year 1; values, reflection, communication, group skills, enables understanding in them selves and others.
Year 2; to impart ownership of learning in negotiation with the teacher.
Year 3; students to initiate and engage in there work.