This module focuses on critique and multiple drafting strategies to support pupil learning in REAL Projects. Students will develop an understanding of the necessary components for developing a critique culture in their classroom, and will analyse best practices of critique in the UK. They will select and adapt a critique technique for use in their classroom.
What You’ll Learn:
- The essential components of critique cultures
- New critique and multiple draft techniques
- How to introduce critique and multiple draft into the classroom
Reading & Response
1. Read “Making Critique Work”, by Briony Chown. Briony makes a case for using checklists to support students to engage in quality critique sessions.
Response: How does she reason that checklists impact the equity of student voice and the quality of student feedback? Describe her process for utilising checklists in her critique cycles.
2. Read “Fostering an Ethic of Excellence”, by Ron Berger. Ron insists that quality student work is born from a culture, an ethic of excellence.
Response: What do you think is the ethic at your school? How might you begin to build an ethic of excellence in your classroom?
More than a strategy, critique and multiple drafts is about an ethic. Berger shares his passion for beautiful student work in this short text about school culture, work of excellence, and teaching of excellence.
Response: We would invite you to read this with colleagues, or blog quotations, questions, and your comments about the ideas presented and share with our Google+ community.
WatchREAL Talk: Multiple drafts and student critique
Complete the Critique Planner. Practice the strategy you designed in your classroom.
Team Task: Pair up with a colleague and plan to observe one another leading a new strategy for critique. Debrief your observations and reflect together on what you noticed and what you wondered. Reflect back highlights from the experience with your team.
Now, share your critique strategy with the REAL Projects Google+ Community.
What went well in your classroom critique?
What will you do differently next time?
How might you invite other teachers into the conversation about critique and multiple drafting?
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