Dean Groom's Blog (3)

Hello World

Hi, Thanks to Jane for inviting me. My name is Dean Groom and I work at Macquarie University in Sydney Australia. My job is to teach largely non-teachers -- how to teach, and in doing that, look for methods and ways that help them transition from the learning by absorption we see in traditional classrooms to more enquiry methods.

Enter PBL. I trained with New Tech High - and since then my interest is how to rip out tools like Microsoft Office, IWBs and projectors - and get kids to… Continue

Added by Dean Groom on February 2, 2010 at 11:42pm — No Comments

My Learning Life

Here’s the plan I want to create for my kids. I want to develop a framework that supports them as learners online. It is a living resource and evidence reference about ‘how I like to learn’. This is always a work in progress, and is created, edited and used by them, teachers and us.

Will it have a long tail? Absolutely. In the case of Mr7 it begins as a support – to help him and his teacher negotiate how he sees learning. We are I guess lucky in that we are able to ‘talk teacher’ and… Continue

Added by Dean Groom on December 16, 2008 at 4:25am — No Comments

Aspi2.0 - Practical Intervention Project

Thanks for clicking in!

For a while now, I wondered what I could add to Classroom2.0's discussions. What could I do is such a powerful community? Until now, I've stuck to writing and engaging on my own blog.

I was replying to a post on Will Richardson's blog about 'The School of the Future', and for some reason, talked about the issues I face, as a father of a 7 year old with Aspergers Syndrome. I continually argue that he is… Continue

Added by Dean Groom on December 5, 2008 at 8:12pm — 5 Comments


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