In Support of Excellence
“Excellence is the result of: caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible”.
… Ronnie Max Oldham
The Home of the Padagogy Wheel
With the Padagogy Wheel Model, teachers have an at-hand reference that ties apps to specific learning outcomes directly connected to modern pedagogies and theories. They can easily sit with the wheel during lesson planning time to find tools that will best aid their students or use it during class time to extend or deepen learning towards a specific 21st century skill or content area. This connection of theory, practice, and application makes the Padagogy Wheel an invaluable resource that should be on the wall of every classroom.”
Matt Harris, Ed.D. Past Chair of ISTE, EdTech Leader & Teacher
Allan & Glynis Carrington set up Designing Outcomes as a part time venture while Allan was working at the University of Adelaide. Its purpose was to help teachers and educators to develop more effective curriculum and better teaching practice to empower students to strive for transformational learning outcomes. Since their retirement from full time employment, Designing Outcomes has grown in reach and effectiveness as a consultancy. Allan and Glynis are helping teachers in developing countries use 21st Century learning and teaching methods. This calling has quickly become a full time pursuit including significant travel and teaching opportunities.
Pedagogy can be defined as the function or work of a teacher. It includes both knowledge and practice, both art and science. This website will help those wanting to teach to learn about recognised sound teaching methods. Our podcast episodes, blog posts and online courses will explore such strategies as:
We are committed to helping teachers find the latest and best technologies to enhance the pedagogy. We are exploring learning design and teaching practice that leads technology decision making and not the other way around. Our fundamental motive is to make technology decisions based on Low Treshhold Approaches (LTA’s).
The Designing Outcomes Learning Portal is being built to be a community portal for those interested in teaching and learning both formal and informal. To provide ideas, suggestions and professional development resources to help teachers excel at their chosen vocation.
THE PADAGOGY WHEEL FIRST LANGUAGE PROJECT
Padagogy Wheel Posters First Language Versions
The First Language Project was inspired by a tweet from an Educational Leader which said “This connection of theory, practice, and application makes the Padagogy Wheel an invaluable resource that should be on the wall of every classroom”. Twitter was used to request help from teachers around the world, to translate and share the message. The response was amazing.
There will be at least 25 different Language Posters published by the end of 2016. Each language has a “Language Champion” who blogs and shares in their first language to help teachers get the most out of the learning model.
Our Core Values
We believe in life long learning
People educate themselves to make a difference in their quality of life and their world of influence – it is a continuous life long endeavour. We will support the continuous development and improvement of the knowledge and skills needed for employment and personal fulfilment.
We Pursue Excellence
Excellence is a perception defined by self or the world in which you live. We constantly pursue excellence and believe it is the result of: caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible”.
We Practice Honesty and communicate with transparency
We make no apology for remaining true to our beliefs and values. We practice “communicate or die” and endeavour to do it with openness and honesty. We expect our colleagues and friends to “truth it in love”. Mistakes, forgiveness and redemption are an integral; part of a healthy business and life.
We are passionate about innovation
We believe innovation is creativity with value. Daily we live by the principle “there is always a better way” We never resist change and get excited about thinking outside the box and thinking differently. We focus on developing pedagogy and teaching practice which disturbs the status quo – yet always inspiring others.
We value listening and acknowledge the strengths of others
Listening is a vital skill of the learner. We make a concerted effort to listen to our audience, our colleagues and our friends for only then do we have the authority to challenge them to change. We need to identify their strengths and help each one develop these to the fullest.
We conflict ideas critically but serve others empathetically
There are things that make a great teacher … relationships, relationships and relationships. The only way to empower learners is conflict only with ideas and not personalities . The only truly appreciated and supported leadership is to those who live servant leadership.
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