"There’s a well know saying that "a picture is worth a thousand words”. Here’s a “picture" which summarises nearly five decades of naturalistic inquiry I’ve done in K-12 classrooms. It’s a visual summary of the theory of teaching and learning literacy which I believe best explains the data five decades of research has generated. In 2017 , Debra Crouch, a USA based teacher and teacher educator sought my permission to synthesise and summarise the Conditions of Learning to support a professional development session she was planning. This visual summary is the result of our collaboration. Over the next few months I intend to convert the meanings and relationships embedded in this “picture” to written language. (I predict it will take more than a thousand words.) Ultimately my hope is to produce a teacher-friendly book that would guide and support teachers in both understanding and applying the Conditions of Learning to create maintain classroom cultures that help all students become highly productive, critically literate citizens.
A copy of the visual attached to this email ( See below) Plus this text.
I’d appreciate any comments, opinions, or questions which you might have.