We’re committed to the idea of reaching across the traditional boundaries that separate learning stakeholders in school communities to create new, shared learning cultures. In Delhi, on the 28 September at the TAISI Conference, 40 students and 40 teachers came together to look at "learning through the learner’s lens". Together we co-created learning principles from our personal learning stories. We began using the learning language of the CGC, as provided by the "3 C’s" of our learning definition: conceptual, competency and character learning. We went on to describe what great learning feels like, and looks like, in a shared learning culture that shares a common learning language.
As always in these multi-stakeholder learning sessions, the students occupied centre-stage, sharing their beliefs about great learning with the assurance born of recent personal experience. Time and again, when a "learning product" from a table team was to be shared, it was a student who stepped forward. For teachers and leaders new to these approaches, the event was a revelation. To be sharing discussions about learning with the learners themselves is a revelation, and a transformative one. For many, there’s no going back.
For the CGC, we are simply seeing constant re-affirmation of our thinking: schools are cultures, cultures share a common language, CGC provides one.
See photos from the Workshop.