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21st century education
Future trends in education, including leadership, educational technology and philosophy.
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What’s Our Vision for the Future of Learning?

What’s Our Vision for the Future of Learning? | 21st century education | Scoop.it
Author David Price writes: "If schools are coming into direct competition with the learning opportunities available in the informal social space, it has to be said that this is a pressure, which barely registers within the political discourse.


In the following pages, Price describes three cases across the globe — in London, Sydney, San Diego — that have mapped a vision that answers the questions above. Here’s what they have in common:


- By insisting that their teachers and mentors share their learning, all three have de-privatized teaching and learning.


- By opening up the commons, and by designing workspaces without walls, they have brought Edison’s ‘machine-shop culture’ into education.


- By bringing into the commons, experts, parents and investors, they have given an authenticity to the work of their students that is impossible to simulate in an enclosed classroom.


- By modelling collaborative working to their students they have fostered the peer learning which is at the heart of ‘open’.


- By emphasizing adult and real-world connections, they ensure that students are preparing for the world beyond school by being in that world.


- By making their expertise and intellectual property freely available, they have created high demand from their peers and ensured that knowledge travels fast.


- By seeing technology not simply as an aide to learning but as the imperative for change, they ensure that their programs are relevant to societal needs and societal shifts.


- By trusting in their staff and students, and by giving them freedom and responsibility in equal measure, they have fostered a culture of learning that rewards respectful challenge, shuns unnecessary deference, and therefore constantly stays in motion.


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

If we are to truly revamp education and extend the learning commons we need to make the virtual and physical space to make sure our students are leading along with us!

Carol Rine's curator insight, January 3, 2014 11:59 AM
Wondering what is on the horizon for education.... Significant upheaval, hacking our own learning, and the ability by our students to learn by....
compiling their own learning playlist, putting together units of study that appeal to their passions, (and) the one-size-fits-all model of high school will appear alarmingly anachronistic... Great quote by the Singapore Minister of Eduction -- “The educational paradigm of our parents’ generation, which emphasized the transmission of knowledge, is quickly being overtaken by a very different paradigm. This new concept of educational success focuses on the nurturing of key skills and competencies such as the ability to seek, to curate and to synthesize information; to create and innovate; to work in diverse cross-cultural teams; as well as to appreciate global issues within the local context.”
María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 14, 2014 4:46 AM

Very nice sharing. Thanks

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 14, 2014 1:43 PM

Sometimes what is most obvious is what we do not see readily. Whitehead suggested this was the case, but other, including the Buddha and Jesus, said similar things. We need to examine what we are doing, be aware of what we want from education. This takes leadership that moves away from easy, facile ways of doing things with 7 habits, 4 methods, etc. and makes real and meaningful change.


We simply cannot continue to add more changes without removing some of the architecture that currently exists. This includes with technology.

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LEGO Digital Designer 4.3.8

LEGO Digital Designer 4.3.8 | 21st century education | Scoop.it
Get your kids to design LEGO models

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Design and play all mixed in together to make learning fun and exciting!  Five stars for this design oriented game which your male students will love!

Gust MEES's curator insight, December 9, 2013 10:50 AM


LEGO Digital Designer is quite simply the best virtual building system out there – with its “Click-Stick” method of 3D modelling winning praise from children, parents, teachers and design enthusiasts everywhere. 

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, December 10, 2013 11:58 AM

Many of my students love this tool and it can be used for fine arts as well!  

J Weidenbenner's curator insight, January 3, 2014 9:05 AM

Legos for learning, anyone?