For my doctoral thesis, I invite expressions of interest for a collaborative teaching and learning project. This project aims to support participating teachers in creating tasks embedded in videos to develop their senior secondary students’ critical thinking. The teachers will participate in a series of online workshops where they will co-create tasks that they can use in their regular teaching to assess their students against relevant NCEA standards. Participation will be restricted to secondary schools, using NCEA assessment for some or all of their assessment. Participants may come from any subject domain, with a literacy focus.
To make the delivery of online PLD manageable, participation will be restricted, if more than 20 teachers express interest in participating, by giving preference to teachers of Year 12 classes, in literacy-based subject areas, where criticality is clearly expressed in assessment criteria.
This research project consists of three stages.
Stage 1: Online workshops, focussed on facilitating the creation of question embedded video containing critical questioning tasks. Participants will use annotation tools to create question-embedded videos and integrate these tasks into their programmes.
Stage 2: Participants will create marking schedules to assess criticality.
Stage 3: Participants use question-embedded videos and assess students’ responses to critical questioning tasks, using the marking schedules created in Stage 2.
The initial commitment is for 4 one-hour online workshops during Term 1 of 2021.