Session 6 Modelling Quality Education

1. Modelling Quality Education for diverse learners <ul><li>session 6 </li></ul> 2. Your case studies <ul><li>Remind us of your case…
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  • 1. Modelling Quality Education for diverse learners <ul><li>session 6 </li></ul>
  • 2. Your case studies <ul><li>Remind us of your case studies….. </li></ul><ul><li>What is the context? </li></ul><ul><li>Who are the learners? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the key challenges? </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce us to a student/group of students (name, age) </li></ul>
  • 3. An alternative agenda? <ul><li>Read through the EFA declarations. Think about them in terms of how they relate to the personal biography. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider the core educational needs/aims for this group. </li></ul><ul><li>Draft an alternative Declaration, and if possible goals that would be relevant/appropriate/helpful for this person </li></ul>
  • 4. Two models: Heneveld and Pigozzi <ul><li>Why model education in this way? </li></ul><ul><li>How do the models compare? </li></ul><ul><li>What assumptions do they have? </li></ul><ul><li>of learning? </li></ul><ul><li>of schools? </li></ul><ul><li>Who do these models work for? </li></ul><ul><li>What aspects of these models work for your case study? </li></ul><ul><li>What aspects of success/process/encounter/learning do they not recognise? </li></ul><ul><li>Which model do you prefer? Why? </li></ul>
  • 5. Other models - Collaborative knowledge building (Stahl, 2000)
  • 6. Modelling learning for your case study learners <ul><li>Based on your earlier exercise….What are the key educational ambitions for this group? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the key terms? - Product? Attainment, Cohesion? Equality? Livelihood? Access? </li></ul><ul><li>What understandings of knowledge/learning is relevant here? </li></ul>
  • 7. Your own model <ul><li>Create your own model (of learning, of quality) relevant for your case study group. </li></ul><ul><li>What dimensions/indicators does this suggest? </li></ul><ul><li>Present your draft model </li></ul>
  • 8. Literature Reviews
  • 9. Literature review Process <ul><li>Each person </li></ul><ul><li>chooses a topic </li></ul><ul><li>develops a list of references for the topic </li></ul><ul><li>Creates a short commentary that places these articles in context. </li></ul><ul><li>This is a mapping exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Start with the Blackboard folder </li></ul>
  • 10. For next time <ul><li>Prepare a short presentation where you critique an existing educational initiative in your case study area. Consider </li></ul><ul><li>a) Who implements, whose idea was it? What ideas does it assume? What problem does it assume? Who are the key actors? How does it work? How far has it been successful? etc </li></ul>
  • 11. Outline for remaining time <ul><li>Session 7 – Actors, projects, funding INGOs, evaluation, reform, change, development projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Session 8 (date to be rearranged) </li></ul><ul><li>Research and educational change – how research can fit it </li></ul><ul><li>Session 9/10 </li></ul><ul><li>Class presentations and overview/review of themes </li></ul>
  • 12. Assessment Quality Education in Context: A case study Your assignment is to build up a argument for your understanding of what quality education would be in a specific context for a specific group of people. The assignment has two components – i) an academically rigorous critique of the current situation, ii) the creative exploration of what quality education could be for this group of people. Submission date: April 30th 2009
  • 13. Formative pieces <ul><li>A personal piece on your engagement with the topic of quality Education </li></ul><ul><li>A review of an academic paper </li></ul><ul><li>An analysis of the educational legacies in your case study context </li></ul><ul><li>A biographical narrative of a person from your case study target group </li></ul><ul><li>A model of quality education applicable in your case study context </li></ul><ul><li>A critique of an existing initiative implemented in your case study context </li></ul><ul><li>A literature review of an area relevant for your case study. </li></ul><ul><li>A group class presentation of what quality education would mean in a specific context in a low –income country. </li></ul>Session 9/10 today For next week Anytime Will discuss today DONE
  • 14. Presented as…. <ul><li>A traditional 4000 assignment. (in which case the eight pieces will have helped you to think , but might not appear in your finished piece as such) </li></ul><ul><li>A series of critique pieces, with a more traditional piece for your creative solution. </li></ul><ul><li>A portfolio of pieces, with an overarching narrative that links them together. </li></ul><ul><li>A ‘messy text’, where you juxtapose different pieces and styles. </li></ul><ul><li>A narrative from the point of view of one of the characters </li></ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Please submit a half-page with your proposed structure and topic to me before 31st March 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Submission date: April 30th 2009 </li></ul>
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