OLDS MOOC – WEEK 4 – FINAL REFLECTION

Posted: April 23, 2013 in Moodle MOOC posts

CONNECT – Design Principles and Design Pedagogical Patterns

This week what interested me the most was the use of PPC (Pedagogical Pattern Collector) tool and trying to adapt some of the existing patterns and examples of activities planning to new ones.

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/36556386″>Pedagogical Pattern Collector user guide – Part 1</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user5258410″>LDSE</a&gt; on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Ppc_-_adopt-adapt_teaching_pattern

I think that PPC tool has some potential and may help to plan activities, even if the starting point gets completely altered.

As in previous week I made a wiki aggregating some information and individual work with PPC tool, designing activities on «Copyright-Creative Commons»; «Multiple Intelligences Theory»; «Open concept»:

http://oldsmooc1week4pedagogicalpatterns.pbworks.com

Regarding the Design Principles Database, though it’s interesting to read the context and framework of the learning activities (and ther’s a lot of them) and the different project sites they are linked to, some of these like Pixysystems seem outdated  (the design interface looks like old stuff), some of the URLs are also broken. So, the one I’ve explored was Cases site (Curriculum Access System
for Elementary Science) where we can find learning units/lesson plans structures with extensive descriptions such as this example:

How does a hot air balloon work? – http://cases.soe.umich.edu/packet.php?dqid=100

I was impressed with the high quality of the design of these learning units, following an inquiry based approach – http://cases.soe.umich.edu/topnav.php?nav=unitlist

This post is also available in my learning journal in Cloudworks – http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloud/view/6789

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