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How can I produce a video artefact to facilitate greater understanding of the competence learning-to-learn?

 
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How can I produce a video artefact to facilitate greater understanding of the competence learning-to-learn?
by Shane Crossan - Wednesday, 25 May 2011, 11:04 AM
 
In Ireland, youth work is delivered largely in marginalised communities and through non-formal and informal learning methods. Youth workers operate in small isolated organisations without many of the resources and structures to improve practice that is afforded to larger formal educational establishments. Fundamental to youthwork practice is the ability to identify and construct learning experiences for young people in non-traditional learning environments. It is therefore necessary for youth workers to develop a clear understanding of their own learning capacity in order to facilitate learning experiences for young people.

In the course of this research, I attempted to use technology to enhance and support the awareness among youth workers of their own learning capacity by creating a digital video artifact that explores the concept – learning-to-learn. This study presents my understanding of the learning-to-learn competence as, I sought to improve my practice as a youth service manager and youth work trainer.

This study was conducted using an action research approach. I designed and evaluated the digital media artifact –Lenny’s Questin collaboration with staff and trainer colleagues in the course of two cycles of action research, and my research was critiqued and validated throughout this process.

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Re: How can I produce a video artefact to facilitate greater understanding of the competence learning-to-learn?
by Yves Bertrand - Thursday, 26 May 2011, 7:04 PM
 
Dear Shane,

This article is very interesting. It is very clear. The content is thought-provoking.

Only minor modifications can be done. My suggestions are:

1- Shorten the title.

2- Give, in the conclusion, a more systematic description of “My learning…”

3- Make a better connection between the creativity process, the figure 4.4 and the figure 2.1.

Yves Bertrand


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Re: How can I produce a video artefact to facilitate greater understanding of the competence learning-to-learn?
by Jane Spiro - Friday, 27 May 2011, 3:39 PM
 

First to say the article gives a very clear narrative of your 'story', both as a teacher, artist and researcher of your own practice.
The images are delightful and the story of your relationship with these is very engaging - both as part of your practice and the gradual
trust in creativity as part of the learning process. I have made the changes in the attached copy.
Examples are: small typos, some stylistic inconsistency, some syntactic slips and sometimes unnecessary words. I have made the suggested changes all through in track changes to save undue time for all!


Hoping this helps to make a real interesting and polished article even more so!
Jane

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Re: How can I produce a video artefact to facilitate greater understanding of the competence learning-to-learn?
by Shane Crossan - Wednesday, 15 June 2011, 10:00 AM
 
Hi there everyone,

thanks Jane and Yves for taking the time to review my article. Your feedback was very helpful. I have reviewed the article again and made the necessary changes.

please find attached.
kind regards,

Shane Crossan