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What’s Our Vision for the Future of Learning?

What’s Our Vision for the Future of Learning? | 21 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!

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Carol Rine's curator insight, January 3, 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, 4:46 AM

Very nice sharing. Thanks

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 14, 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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Educational Leadership:Students Who Challenge Us:Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do

Educational Leadership:Students Who Challenge Us:Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

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Parenting and teaching have the same rules for disciplining.

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Andrea Linkous's curator insight, February 21, 2013 12:40 PM

This is AMAZING!

Lucy Beaton's curator insight, February 21, 2013 4:52 PM
A good reminder.
Pamela Perry King's curator insight, November 14, 11:12 AM

Be positive and have a flexible mind set!

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50 Top Sources Of Free eLearning Courses

50 Top Sources Of Free eLearning Courses | 21 century education | Scoop.it

Whether you are looking for a master’s degree program, computer science classes, a K-12 curriculum, or GED study program, this list gives you50 Top Sources Of Free eLearning Courses - 


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3 Ways to Make Your E-Learning Course Look Like a Comic Book »

3 Ways to Make Your E-Learning Course Look Like a Comic Book » | 21 century education | Scoop.it

3 Ways to Make Your E-Learning Course Look Like a Comic Book

 

Comic book layouts are pretty popular. And they work well for elearning courses. For one, they look different. It’s that type of contrast that can hook your learners who might be bored with the standard-looking corporate elearning.

 

On top of that a comic-like layout breaks the content into panels which allows you to control the pacing and flow of information as each panel progressively reveals more. It’s a great way to still have the simplicity of a linear course, but make it seem more engaging.

 

Gust MEES: check out also my free course about #IT-Security with comics here

 

http://gustmeesen.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/why-ict-security-why-the-need-to-secure-a-computer/

 

 

Read more:

http://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/3-ways-to-make-your-e-learning-course-look-like-a-comic-book/

 

 


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Why Online Students Need to Be Actively Engaged in Class

Why Online Students Need to Be Actively Engaged in Class | 21 century education | Scoop.it

Student engagement is one of the main concerns that online instructors have when teaching. Engagement is the number one factor for keeping students motivated to complete work online.

 

 


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Konstantinos Kalemis's comment, May 20, 2012 4:55 AM
Today, computer involment in classroom is immence. We have e-learning lesson plans, enhahced with WEB.2 tools for immediate reaction. I know I have created a rich learning event when all my students are engaged in arguing about the best approach to the assignment. When we use questions and problems that allow for multiple strategies to reach a successful outcome, then we can speak that we gave students the opportunity to make choices and then compare their approaches. This strategy challenges them to operate at a higher level of thinking than when they can share only the "correct" answer. And this is only possible in class.
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Knotebooks - Anyone can contribute. Everyone can learn.

Knotebooks - Anyone can contribute. Everyone can learn. | 21 century education | Scoop.it

Knotebooks is a unique approach to the open educational resource (OER) movement, providing users with the tools to create, collaborate on and share customized, self-guided physics lessons. Whether you are a student, teacher, professional or self-learner, we think you'll really enjoy being a part of this burgeoning educational community.

 

Our goal is simple: to make all physics — from the basics of classical mechanics to the cutting edge research in high-energy topics — accessible, understandable, interactive and free. As a company, our mission is to expedite access to knowledge and create more effective methods of learning using customizable, student-focused tools.

 

Create self-guided multimedia lessons, study guides and course supplements for college and graduate level physics using a global body of knowledge.
Share, collaborate and get help on any topic in physics within a community of academic minds, fully referenced material and peer reviewed content.


Custom build a lesson according to your (or your audience's) specific level of knowledge and style of learning for a more fruitful online academic pursuit.


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LEGO Digital Designer 4.3.8

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

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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!

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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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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners/?tag=LEGO


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, 9:05 AM

Legos for learning, anyone?

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How to Ignite Passion in Your Students: Passion-based Learning

How to Ignite Passion in Your Students: Passion-based Learning | 21 century education | Scoop.it

A study in 1985 “On the Brain of a Scientist: Albert Einstein” found that Einstein’s brain was actually not significantly different from others. As an Organization Development blogger put it:

 

                     ===> what made Einstein different was his mind. <===


His thinking and passion for learning were the basis of his genius. His brain was the same, but his intellect was markedly different. He was often humble about his intellect, and instead said that learning relied on working hard and imagining the impossible. So what made his learning so different? What can we learn from Einstein?

 

Read more, very interesting, a MUST:

http://newsroom.opencolleges.edu.au/features/how-to-ignite-passion-in-your-students-8-ways-educators-can-foster-passion-based-learning/

 


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Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, November 14, 2012 2:44 PM
That is a beautiful quotation Ian; thank you for sharing!
Ian Giles's comment, November 14, 2012 3:10 PM
Hi Ana, Thank you. I must say I also prefer the original to the reworked version by WB Yeats at the head of this piece!
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, November 15, 2012 12:30 AM
Thank you ian Giles, totally agrees with you!
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15 Habits For Learning In The 21st Century

15 Habits For Learning In The 21st Century | 21 century education | Scoop.it

Defining 21st century skills is an editorial matter. There are dozens of examples floating range with a range of authority behind them—some inspired, grassroots efforts, other core brands of multimillion dollar organizations making a national push.

 

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http://edudemic.com/2012/06/currency-of-learning/

 


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What Makes a Master Teacher

What Makes a Master Teacher | 21 century education | Scoop.it

My name is George Couros, and I am currently a Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning with Parkland School Division, located in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada. The schools are from ages K-12, and I love working with kids of all ages.

 

I am passionate about distributed leadership within my division, and believe that creating a collaborative environment with all stakeholders, will help to ensure that we meet the best needs of all children.

 

The term “master teacher” seems to get thrown around a lot, but is something that many educators aspire to be. In my ten years in the field of education, I would say that the definition of “master teacher” has definitely changed. When I think of a master teacher, here are the qualities that I would suggest they have:

 

1. Connects with kids first

2. Teaches kids first and curriculum second

3. Ensures that they draw relevance to curriculum

4. Works with students to develop a love of learning

5. Embodies lifelong learning

6. Focuses on learning goals as opposed to performance goals

7. Ensures that “character education” is an essential part of learning

8. Passionate about the content they teach

9. A master teacher is a “school teacher” -

10. Strong communication skills

 

Read more for details:

http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/267

 


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ZCubes - Do It All, Browse, Paint, Teach, Draw, Play, Write, Publish, Handwrite...

ZCubes - Do It All, Browse, Paint, Teach, Draw, Play, Write, Publish, Handwrite... | 21 century education | Scoop.it
ZCubes is the first website where you can seamlessly browse, search, edit, paint, draw, hand-write, watch, listen, publish, type, print, network, teach, learn, and work. Welcome to Web 3.0. Experience no bounds.

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