DOORS® BY EMAIL COURSE
is a brand new, really innovative trademarked training programme
based on my 1999 PhD research findings.
It was trialled
in conjunction with the MOE last year in a project called ‘Information
Literacy Online’. The trial was very successful!
The 3 Doors®
by Email course:
by Email is a course available to individual teachers or
schools. The course can be done over 6 - 12 weeks, or longer,
as negotiated. It is based on the 3 Doors® model (described
below). You get a detailed manual and workbook. The workbook contains
six self-drive workshops which you work through in the normal
context of your classroom programme. You get detailed, immediate
guidance and feedback by email so that the course is tailored
to your students, your curriculum programme and your own needs.
The 3 Doors®
is a LEARNING model with 20 learning actions. These can be applied
individually or in combination in a wide range of curriculum teaching
situations. The teacher doesn't have to 'do' a whole 'research'
or 'inquiry' project.
is not a research framework like my 1984/1987 Action Learning
Framework around which I built the Infolink course. However,
a new research framework is built into it. This complements the
Action Learning Framework, so there is no conflict for teachers
who have done Infolink. 3 Doors is just a lot more flexible
and enjoyable for all concerned! It works at all levels, primary
and secondary, because it is adapted to whatever students are
learning and doing in the classroom at the time. The trial included
Year 1 - 13 students.
also works with students with fairly basic literacy skills because
the underlying concepts are simple and can be applied in situations
which don't demand a high level of reading skill. The opposite
is also true. It is ideal if you want to extend student infoliteracy
learning. The focus is student self-efficacy and self-regulation
- to give students more feeling of control over their learning
by coaching them to use specific strategies (the 20 Learning Actions).
These strategies emphasise students' ability to analyse and interpret
information and use information with discrimination to build KNOWLEDGE.
coaching is critical. The 3 Doors® course shows teachers what
to teach and how to teach it.
And it’s FUN!
How the 3 Doors®
by email course works:
3 Doors by
Email is a supported distance learning non-credit course, ie doesn’t
credit to other qualifications. The duration of the course is
negotiable, and how teachers work is also up to them. Email/ phone
guidance is provided to help teachers customise the learning actions
to suit particular topics and students, and to provide immediate
feedback and advice.
a comprehensive MANUAL and WORKBOOK
course runs over 6 - 12 weeks (or longer, if you wish).
are 6 Self-Drive Workshops - ideally one per week or fortnight.
of 3 Doors® in action are provided.
provide structured one-to-one guidance on applying the model
with students in whatever curricular context chosen.
teachers work in pairs or threes, and get immediate email guidance
and feedback as they apply the strategies with students in whatever
curricular context suits. Pairs or threes don’t have to do the
same thing - it’s just a support and sharing mechanism to maximise
the benefit gained from the course. Teachers can work individually
providing evidence of successful application of the 3 Doors®
Model with students get a Certificate of Completion.
3 Doors to
InfoLiteracy® is a registered (fully copyrighted and rights
protected) training scheme. It is currently only available in
PO Box 25 471
St Heliers 1130,
Ph/fax (09) 521 5965