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Hawker Brownlow

Future-Focused Learning - Ten Essential Shifts of Everyday Practice


When educators embrace student-centred learning, classrooms transform, learning comes alive and outcomes improve. A culmination of Lee Watanabe-Crockett’s years of work with schools around the world, Future-focused learning: Ten essential shifts of everyday practice details ten core shifts of instructional practice teachers can use with students immediately, regardless of core curriculum or instructional pedagogy. These proven shifts offer a clear pathway for taking the great work teachers already do and making it exceptional.

F–12 teachers will:

  • Connect the six essential fluencies – solution fluency, information fluency, creativity fluency, media fluency, collaboration fluency and global digital citizenship – to the shifts to develop students’ 21st century skills and higher-order thinking
  • Gain one hundred specific examples of instructional microshifts – simple classroom activities to advance classroom learning
  • Explore topics in student-centred learning – essential questions, process-oriented learning and learner-created knowledge
  • Personalise student learning and improve outcomes through increased connection
  • Improve formative assessment practices to be more mindful, and further student engagement by involving them in the assessment process.