LITERACY PROFESSIONAL LEARNING RESOURCE Primary Schools Program Session 2: Linking Theories to Practice Quotes Let’s create a ‘Little Book of Quotes’! Add quotes from the resource, including references, to support the professional learning of your colleagues. Session 2 (Day 1) aims to: • deepen literacy knowledge and understanding • provide opportunities for you to explore the resource • explore key terminology to develop a shared language for future conversations • investigate and become familiar with the theories that underpin the resource. Key terminology To explore terminology we are going to use the Question Key from Tony Ryan’s Thinkers Keys. Key. Start with an answer and list at least five questions that give only that answer. www.tonyryan.com.au Activity - Key terminology • • • • • form a group of two or three each group will be provided with a key term or phrase (answer) from the resource explore the resource to formulate at least five questions that give only that answer present your findings on a poster be prepared to share! Key terminology What text type does the author/student use to present information in written and visual form? What type of text includes words in headings and headlines, images, and written text? If the answer is ‘multi-modal text’, what could the questions be? What is text that has a number of different modes? Linking theories to practice … practitioners need to seek out a connective web that bonds various theories and research approaches, moving beyond the confines of a single model … Linking theories to practice … a single theoretical perspective cannot address all the issues faced by teachers and students in complex and diverse classrooms. The theories of these theorists underpin the resource • • • • Marie Clay Allan Luke Peter Freebody John Munro • • • • David Rose Lev Vygotsky Jerome Bruner Barbara Rogoff Scaffolding Bruner Rogoff Sharpe Vygotsky Activity - Investigating a theory Search DoE - enter ‘Overview of Literacy Learning’. Select four different link/s. Investigate by reading the sections and recording key points. Share your findings Create a ‘Behind the Door’ or ‘Chatter Box’ to share your findings with a partner. www.jamboree.freedom-in-education.co.uk/w's%20craft%20corner/Chbox.htm Linking theory to practice Discuss and record your understandings. Add quotes to your ‘Little Book of Quotes’. Consider: • How you will inform colleagues about the theories • What tools or strategies you will use.