WellyED: Classrooms Across Wellington – Day 30


Today’s blogpost comes from Newlands College.

GetAttachmentThis year at Newlands College, our teacher Mr Cargill introduced a new initiative to our year thirteen Media Studies course – self-directed learning! This meant that we had the agency to select, construct and manage our own courses and learning activities. We could choose our own standards and work to our individual timelines.

The best thing we found about the self-directed learning was that the course could accommodate the needs and interests of us as individuals and provide opportunities to pursue a wider range of interests than normally possible in the pre-defined Media Studies curriculum. Even those topics that were within the usual school curriculum could be explored in greater depth, and more meaningfully, in self-directed learning with many resources gathered by Mr Cargill and the myriad of resources Online.

GetAttachment-2A few of us learned the hard way, that for self-directed learning to…

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