The notion of general cognitive ability (or ‘intelligence’) is explored and why the time might now be ripe for educators to re-consider the power offered by a general intellectual capacity which is itself amenable to educational influence. We review existing knowledge concerning general intelligence, including the cohabitation of general and special abilities, cognitive modules, development, and evidence for plasticity of the general processor.
The Poverty Priority, A secondary school Geography teaching resource for Years 7 to 10 consists of four global education inquiries relating to themes of community, urbanisation, trade and wellbeing. Students are guided to reflect on what it means to be rich and poor, to make connections between their own lives and the lives of others, and to discover how our global future is dependent on those connections.
The Poverty Priority provides teachers with information and strategies to illuminate the complexity surrounding poverty, responses to poverty, and to increase students understanding, skills and motivation to make a difference as active global citizens.
"The Future of Learning” where Councillor Jacqui Watts and a couple of others who were challenging the current education system which didn’t allow learners to engage or collaborate. The last session was on “co-creating the community” and we worked in groups to brainstorm some ideas of what CoLearn can do to create these collaborative spaces for students to learn. One of the things that I enjoyed with this workshop was that it was facilitated by young people who were in the middle of their last year of schooling and who set up their business" Activate Learning
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A strong link between business and education for collaborative learning being made on this day. How do we feel about this as educators?
Wonder is for everyone. It can happen anywhere and at anytime. Connecting the learning we do in our schools, our homes, and our communities, Wonderopolis walks the line between formal and informal education. Each day, we pose an intriguing question and explore it in a variety of ways. Our approach both informs and encourages new questions, sparking new paths of wonder and discovery in family and classroom settings.
Selena Prior's insight:
This is a great site to spark and answer (with experiential learning opportunities) wonderings that we have in our learning communities.
Experiential Learning Cycles are models for understanding how the process of learning works. They are distinct from other models of learning, such as behavioral models or social learning models, in two notable ways:
Experiential Learning Cycles treat the learner's subjective experience as of critical importance in the learning process. ELCs draw on experiential education principles, which are largely based on the educational philosophy of John Dewey (1920's-1950's).
Experiential Learning Cycles propose an iterative series of processes which underlies learning. Depending on the model, there is anywhere between one stage (experience alone) through to six stages of learning to be considered.
"Below is an updated list of some powerful iPad apps for creating books that you can use with your students. I have only selected ten of what I think are the best and ideal apps for using with different age groups from kids up to adults. I invite you to check them out and share with your colleagues."
Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups? Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore compares the prefrontal cortex in adolescents to that of adults, to show us how typically “teenage” behavior is caused by the growing and developing brain.
I'm an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Monash University, and live and work (most of the time!) in Bendigo, central Victoria (Australia). I am a registered psychologist and qualified originally in speech pathology. Both disciplines strongly inform my research, as does my seven years working in public health research and teaching. My research passion is communication competence - primarily as this pertains to vulnerability in early life, but increasingly as it pertains to how student doctors learn to master the art and craft of interacting with patients in ways that optimise clinical outcomes.
Education should be evolutionary because it is only through trial, error and change that we learn. Teacher education plays a vital role in the future education of a progressive, sustainable and ethical society. Have a read and join the conversation, it's an important one that we should all be a part of.
Reuben Garrett Lucius "Rube" Goldberg (July 4, 1883 – December 7, 1970) was an American cartoonist, sculptor, author, engineer, and inventor.
He is best known for a series of popular cartoons depicting complicated gadgets that perform simple tasks in indirect, convoluted ways, similar to Heath Robinson devices in the UK, as well as the Storm P devices in Denmark. Goldberg received many honors in his lifetime, including a Pulitzer Prize for his political cartooning in 1948 and the Banshees' Silver Lady Award 1959.
Goldberg was a founding member and the first president of the National Cartoonists Society, and he is the namesake of theReuben Award, which the organization awards to the Cartoonist of the Year. He is the inspiration for various international competitions, known as Rube Goldberg Machine Contests, which challenge participants to make a complicated machine to perform a simple task. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rube_Goldberg)
This Glossary explains influences related to student achievement published in John Hattie’s Visible Learning for teachers (Hattie 2012; 251ff). 1. Student Self-Reported Grades Self reported grades comes out at the top of all influences. Children are the most accurate when predicting how…Read more ›
Welcome to the Our Asian Stories website, an initiative of the NSW Department of Education and Communities. The site aims to support primary and secondary teachers in:
understanding the importance of teaching about Asiadeveloping the skills required to successfully interact with people from other culturesinfusing studies of Asia across the curriculumteaching the languages of China, India, Indonesia, Japan and Korea.
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