As I delve deeper into understanding the impact of pedagogical documentation on the collective learning of the students and teachers at our school, I wonder at how I've gotten it wrong for such a long time.
To truly make learning visible so that we can actively reflect on our strengths and next steps as learners, we need to be focusing on the process of learning , rather than the product.
One method of documentation I regularly use is my twitter feed.
Today I asked myself an essential question:
How many of my tweets focus on what we are PRODUCING in the makerspace rather than HOW we produce it?
Showing WHAT we produce is rather flat documentation - or the tip of the iceberg. Showcasing HOW it was created or produced, it the real gem as it uncovers thinking processes behind the creation.
What am I going to learn more from? What are our students going to benefit more from?
While documenting some learning today I asked one group "How does it work?"