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Enhancing Student Learning Through Layered Web Projects

Prepared by Patricia Rosen for English and the Pedagogy of Technology, Instructor: Trevor Owen, OISE/University of Toronto, August 2002.

Scaffolding is needed to make beautiful buildings

Scaffolding Beautiful Buildings



Introductory Note

Projects based in Layered Curriculum (Nunley, K) allow for learning to occur on parallel levels within the same learning context: all styles and levels of learners can succeed when working within such a structured program. I will explore the possibilites that are available when students are asked to construct a web project from a layered curriculum perspective.
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Enhancing Learning

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Learning Strategies

"I think I know what it is she wants me to do, I just have no clue how to do it the way she wants it done."
Secondary II student, Weston School, Montreal, Quebec

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Sample Web Project: The Breadwinner

I have prepared a sample web project on The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis. This novel is taught in the regular Secondary II class at the school where I work. A project such as this can make the novel accessible to any student in the school, regardless of whether he or she participates in the regular class or not. Eventually, I hope that layered projects like this one will provide for a more inclusive education at the school where I work.

Final Thoughts

References and Resources


I must say a special thank you to the Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction for having created Writing HTML: A Tutorial for Creating Web Pages. It truly provided me with the scaffolding I needed.


Enhancing Student Learning Through Layered Web Projects
created by Patricia Rosen
English and the Pedagogy of Technology, OISE/University of Toronto
first created:August 16, 2002 last modified: August 21, 2002
URL: http://fcis.oise.utoronto.ca/~prosen/enhancing/index.html