Workshop - Chaos Activity
The ACT Model consists of five active layers, where each layer is a pedagogy that can be applied in the classroom. In this section we will consider the top layer of the ACT model - the Chaos pedagogy.
In this section we will explore the exciting pedagogy of chaos. We live in a world where students are constantly faced with making sense of the information overload they're faced with. This information is often conflicting, has missing elements, has too much content, etc. Learning to make sense of this is not only a powerful pedagogy but a vital skill to develop in our modern world.
- There are many incredible online tools that help us make sense of chaos. Examples include mindmaps, comics, and even the web's own invention - word clouds. Word clouds provide a quick insight into dense text, and a starting point to find meaning in the "chaos". Choose one of these word cloud creators, then create a word cloud on any text you like - it could be a wikipedia page, some other webpage, a document you have, etc.
There are some amazing tools that can be used to support the chaos pedagogy. If you would like to learn how to use these tools to support chaos and all the other pedagogies of the ACT apprach, then join the @CTIVATED Classroom Course HERE. Email me for amazing discounts for schools and for people who have purchased the @CTIVATED Classroom book!