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FLH Number 7 was a chance for some of our senior students (Yr 6,7,8) to share their project based learning experiences, followed by group work around the SOLO taxonomy ultimate level of extended abstract thinking.
One of our Year 8's shares his project and applies extended abstract thinking.
Families participate in an icebreaker activity to determine areas of importance in learning for them and their families.
Students work with families to apply their project learning into new contexts and help parents to understand higher order thinking.
There was a definite transition from teacher led to student led direction during this event. It happened naturally in this informal learning environment where trust, support and integrity allowed space for authentic transforming relationships between adults and children to blossom (Burford,2005).
This has provided the guiding light for future FLH's. Teachers will be able to take a back seat while students take the lead. We are already planning our next FLH with our students.