I'm wondering how we can put groups of sector specific teachers together to create resources - as a primary school teacher of Year 3 & 4 students content that I create may be too simple or not even part of the curriculum for secondary and tertiary teachers - while I get valuable ideas from colleagues in other sectors it would be great to work specifically with primary school teachers.
I worry a bit when I look at content already here - most of it seems to be aimed at higher secondary or tertiary and therefore note appropriate for me & my students.
That's a very good point and observation. Thanks for that.
Perhaps we need a "Portal block" or sub-portal page for the different sectors. In your professional opinion, what is the optimal or typical division, for example?
- Junior Primary
- Senior Primary and Intermediate
- Junior Secondary
- Senior Secondary
All advice is well received, and we'll get this implemented.
That could cause some debate I'm guessing.
Perhaps something like:
Y0-6 (or Y0-3/4-6)
Y7-10 (incorporating Senior Primary/Intermediate/Junior Secondary)
Y 11-13/14 (I see some schools are going to Y14)
That's the kind of Primary/Junior High/Secondary age groups.
Yes I think some sort of categorization by level is useful for searchability -but the structure needs to be as open as possible -being able to find a resource at a different level and edit it to suit is part of what OER is about. The dividing lines between levels need to be a bit fuzzy. Is it possible to develop some sort of lo-to-hi continuum on which resources can be placed by the originator, rather than sectorizing things up?