LiD Opening Ceremony in Brazil

Do you remember Roberta and Taís Bento, the founders or SOSEducação? Well, they brought our very own LiD to Brazil! Very recently Taís and Roberta facilitated the first opening ceremony and topic assignment in Brazil. Each student was assigned a topic, such as ‘rice’, ‘counting systems’, and ‘leaves’. I spoke with Taís and Roberta about their experience. […]

Assessment Webinar for LiD Teachers

Welcome back to another school year! LiD teachers, are you interested in trying something new? We (SFU CIRCE) have a professional development opportunity that might inspire you. As you may know, we’ve teamed up with Spinndle to offer LiD teachers an interactive way of both tracking formative assessment and facilitating peer feedback. Spinndle is an […]

Reflecting on LiD: The Italian Experience

I grew up in Italy and attended both elementary and secondary school there. Attending public school was an enjoyable, yet pretty standardized experience; core competences were not part of the curriculum and the model privileged ideas over reasoning, questioning, and inquiring. Things are changing in Italian schools thanks to the work of Prof. Federico Corni […]

Re-imagining How We Engage Students in Self-Assessment

“We are always slow in admitting any great change of which we do not see the immediate steps.” – Charles Darwin When we’re talking about changing an aspect of the educational system, change is slow. The first step is recognizing that something is no longer serving the function it once was. Heavy reliance on testing […]

LiD is coming to Brazil!

By Carolina Bergonzoni (LiD Research Assistant, CIRCE, PhD candidate in Arts Education)       I met with Roberta and Taís Bento during their visit to Vancouver to define their role in bringing the Learning in Depth program (LiD for short) to Brazil. Roberta and Taís are the founders or SOSEducação, a project that helps […]