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ERIC Number: ED431069
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Powerful Learning Framework for Teachers.
Kim, Lori; Zitzer, Marilyn
The Powerful Learning Framework was developed by the Accelerated Schools Project in 1997. The framework is an approach that integrates curriculum, instruction, and context through five components. Powerful learning is described as authentic, interactive, learner-centered, inclusive, and continuous. This study was conducted to identify additional descriptors for the components of the Powerful Learning Framework so that the framework can be applied to teachers' learning. The responses of seven teachers to the concepts of powerful learning are used to derive characteristics of powerful learning for teachers related to the initial concepts of the model. For teachers, powerful learning contains these characteristics: (1) teachers can relate what they are experiencing to real issues and situations (authentic); (2) teachers interact collaboratively (interactive); (3) teachers become enabled to take charge of their own learning (learner-centered); (4) all teachers have equal access to learning opportunities (inclusive); and (5) teachers reflect on their learning experiences to make connections with previous learning (continuous). Results from the interviews with teachers show that the Powerful Learning Framework can be used to identify the powerful learning experiences of teachers. (Contains 13 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A