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A new approach to contemporary documentation and learning What is learning? How do we look for, capture, reflect on, and share learning to foster meaningful and active engagement? A Guide to Documenting Learning helps educators answer these questions. Documenting learning is a process that makes thinking about learning processes visible, meaningful, shareable, and amplified. It facilitates student-driven learning, helping students reflect on and articulate their own learning processes. It also helps teachers reflect on their own learning and classroom practice. When teachers are co-creators with their students, both gain valuable insights that inform future learning and empower students as engaged learners. This unique how-to book • Explains the purposes and different types of documentation • Teaches different “LearningFlow” systems to help educators integrate documentation throughout ...
Chapter 13: Documenting Learning Moving Forward
Documenting Learning Moving Forward
Actions have consequences.
Cotton’s phrase often evokes negative connotations, when in reality, there are often positive consequences to one’s actions. When someone decides to eat healthier and starts exercising, the consequences are a stronger body, a clearer mind, and a better ability to focus on complex tasks.
Choice making in conjunction with considering consequences is not foreign to educational environments. Decision making followed by deliberate actions happen often concerning curriculum, instruction, assessments, learning environments, and community relations.
What to cut? What to keep? What to upgrade?
When making decisions about documenting OF, FOR, and AS learning opportunities in a classroom, school, or district, consider why the documenting learning framework is a necessary and worthwhile action for moving forward.