CAT framework

Seems that there are a couple of separate parts to this. Constructivism is “best” when students can work “effectively and efficiently” but many students don’t have the learning skills to take on projects. We are working to help students develop these learning skills – digital literacy – research, communication, presentation, discussion; learning literacies – self-directed learning, inquiry-based learning, collaboration; and reinforcing basic skills – reading, writing, math.

Our current initiative is to get students to ask good questions. Not as easy as it sounds. Without their own appropriate questions to guide them, students are ineffective, frustrated and struggle to be self-directed. We are following the Right Question Institute’s Question Formulation Technique with good results.

Would the CAT framework identify the need for these foundational learning skills as prerequisite or part of the learning activities?

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s