Cluster Readings


All contributions and suggestions valued ...

About Key Questions:


When we are looking for answers to our SustainED Cluster Key Question 1.
If we are “To give the leaders of tomorrow the knowledge they need to operate in a world rapidly running out of resources and facing the challenges of climate change.” MoE SOI 2007 what learning experiences should we include?
The following occasional paper on digital media and learning is a great start
Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century by Henry Jenkins, Director of the Comparative Media Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with Katie Clinton Ravi Purushotma Alice J. Robison Margaret Weigel


This white paper is a great start to understand the critical new media literacies we should be developing in our students if we want them to become leaders in the participatory cultures of tomorrow .

About Learning Outcomes:


Hooked on Thinking Inquire2Learn Wikispace Handouts, resources and professional readings on Structured Overview of Learning Outcomes (SOLO) Taxonomy

About ICTs:


A pedagogical rationale for having a blog or blogs in your classroom. http://digitalwriting.pbwiki.com/Using+Blogs+in+the+Classroom

About Sustainability:


Sustainability on Wikipedia

Sustainability NZ Government site

Sustainability Council of New Zealand

Sustainability Trust

New Zealand Ministry for the Environment - Sustainability

New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development - Sustainability

Schools learning lessons on sustainability (NZ Herald Monday February 11 2008)

Education for Wellbeing Blog

Otago Polytech has a Sustainability Wikispace - we have been invited to collaborate with this initiative and to contribute our ideas on how to build student understanding about sustainability over the course of the ict_pd contract

Artichoke Blog Post - Sustainable Education: The 21C Curriculum equivalent of the garden designers "soft pornography of the flower"