S3E4: David Goodwin – Organise Ideas

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Morethanajob podcast in association with ResearchEd have the pleasure to welcome a friend of the show David Goodwin. David is co-author of the hugely popular book ‘Organise Ideas’, an Associate Assistant Principal, Head of Year 10 & 11 and an ‘Evidence Lead in Education’ for Kyra Research.

Tell us about life growing up for you and your own experience of education in your school years?

What made you want to come into teaching?

David you co-authored the book Organise Ideas with Oli Caviglioli, can you give listeners the rationale and ideas behind the book and how you ended up working with Oli?

What are the 4 cognitions and how does this impact upon our thinking as classroom practioners?

Frederick Reif says “Poorly organised knowledge cannot be readily remembered or used. But students don’t know how to organise their knowledge effectively.”

So how do we help students to become organised? What should practioners consider?

What is the external memory field and cognitive loops? You talk about it being your cognitive workspace.

The body of ideas explores how gestures impact upon T&L. Specifically you explore the ‘gesture gap’ and state how parents & teachers must gesture more. What is the gesture gap and why should we gesture more?

Much has been stated about dual coding and this is being embedded in practice now. You build upon this talking about word diagrams and how they are the crossover of verbal and visual stimuli. How can we best use word diagrams in our practice and why are they so powerful?

We’ve made reference to the 4 cognitions and the 4th is ‘Thinking with others’. Why does sharing with others make us better thinkers?

STUDENT EXEMPLARS: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19zrwgfCbUdpVxr7hTdfwRlQ9S7a3brXk/view?usp=sharing

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