The CGC held two collaborative workshops in the United Kingdom this Autumn, led by Gordon, with Gareth Price, leader of our science writing team, our friend Laura Benson from ISS, and Kevin in support.
From the 29-31 of October teachers and leaders came together in Manchester for the Learning Through Guided Inquiry Workshop, which explored how a guided inquiry approach can help translate the CGC definition of conceptual learning into classroom practise. Following the introductory workshop, attendees worked together for two days in the Collaborative Learning Module Writing Workshop.
The modules are where learning gets real, where teachers and students engage in guided inquiry in rich, relevant contexts. The aim is to develop modules that form part of the CGC module bank and accessible to all member schools and to build the capacity of those who attend to lead the process of module writing within their own schools. The modules written include Staying Alive! (Science for Grade 3), Living Together (Science for Grade 5), and Terrorism (Social Studies for Grade 10) and will be available to all member schools as level 1 modules by February, 2018. We hope that these can be proto-typed in CGC schools and developed into Level 2 modules in the very near future.