Constructing and Transforming Knowledge

So since writing my blogg yesterday and visiting Unit Plan ideas website I have returned to day to realised that the content descriptions were not Transformative and Constructing knowledge and therefore not very good to put together.

So I have changed these English Year 5 descriptors for my Unit plan “Mythical Creature Escaped!!!  to include:

Constructing:

English: Language/Text structure and organisation / ACELA1504×

Content Description: Understand how texts vary in purpose, structure and topic as well as the degree of formality

 Constructing knowledge to understand the processes/procedures and facts of various text types

English: Language / Expressing and developing ideas / ACELA1508×
ContentDescription: Understand how noun groups/phrases and adjective groups/phrases can be expanded in a variety of ways to provide a fuller description of the person, place, thing or idea
how noun groups/phrases and adjective groups/phrases can be expanded in a
variety of ways to provide a fuller description of the person, place, thing or
idea

(Constructing knowledge) students need to learn the processes of noun groups/phrases and adjective groups/phrases

Transforming:

English: Literacy / Interacting with others / ACELY1700×

1)      Content description: Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations for defined audiences and purposes incorporating accurate and sequenced content and multimodal elements Transforming: by applying learnt knowledge to plan and deliver presentations. Transforming is in unfamiliar situation/context

So, my question today is if I can include the ICT General Capabilities in my Unit plan in the appropriate Construct or Transform box with my content descriptions??

General Capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

1)      Locate, generate and access data and information

(Construct knowledge) students conceptual understanding needs to be constructed to enable success in locating, and accessing data and information and also the procedures of knowing how to generate pieces of data/information.

2)      Creating with ICT

(Both Construct knowledge and Transform) students need to have their conceptual understandings of the ways the ICT device/program works for their understanding to be enhanced and transformed to being able to create something new.

3)      Communicating with ICT

(Both Construct and Transform) students need to know the procedure to construct communications in formal and informal ways and then to apply this knowledge to actually communicate through numerous multimedia.

I believe I am on the right track with my thinking now and am excited at the feeling of one day I might be able to implement this unit into my classroom.  The thought of students constructing knowledges and transforming their understanding to create a product from their constructed knowledge is a very exciting process.

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