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Dr. Tony Wagner: The Global Search for Education: Education and Jobs

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"The Future of Employment study makes clear that what matters most today is what you can do with what you know, rather than how much you know."
- Dr. Tony Wagner

 

We need to create schools that coach students for skill and will, in addition to teaching content. If we don't make this transition quickly, a growing number of our youth will be unemployable at the same time that employers complain that they cannot find new hires who have the skills they need. - Dr. Tony Wagner



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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 3, 7:59 PM

There is no doubt the type of jobs available today and in the future are different and will be different than they have been. Having said this, children learn in concrete ways and not in abstract ways based on distant objectives. That is an adult way of doing things in education.

Sukie van Zyl's curator insight, April 4, 4:05 AM

collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, April 5, 2:46 PM

The Global Search for Education: Education and Jobs

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Global Education Digest: Focus on Global Learning/Drop-Out Stats

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Chronic inefficiencies in primary education systems are preventing many countries from offering real learning opportunities. The 2012 edition of the Global Education Digest puts the focus on grade repetition and early school leaving.

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Anne Fennell's curator insight, January 24, 10:35 AM

every child in our world MUST count - 

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, February 2, 7:06 PM

Educación primaria y deserción escolar.

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Radical New/Old Teaching Method Could Unleash Generation of Geniuses

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Students in Matamoros, Mexico weren't getting much out of school -- until a radical new teaching method unlocked their potential.

 

Mitra’s work has roots in educational practices dating back to Socrates. Theorists from Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi to Jean Piaget and Maria Montessori have argued that students should learn by playing and following their curiosity.

 

Einstein spent a year at a Pestalozzi-inspired school in the mid-1890s, and he later credited it with giving him the freedom to begin his first thought experiments on the theory of relativity.

 

Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin similarly claim that their Montessori schooling imbued them with a spirit of independence and creativity.

 


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You've probably read about Mitra's work in India (or viewed the videos or TEDTalk) but a wonderful reminder and example from Mexico.

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Steph's Journalism Group 2013's curator insight, October 15, 2013 10:46 AM
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I really enjoyed this article. Finally a postivive slant on education that provides teachers with a way of improving and changing the way they interact with students. I wholeheartedly agree with the notion that as the world changes and expects different qualities and skills from students, so too must the education system reform. 

Karla Luetzow's curator insight, October 16, 2013 11:22 AM

 

The main focus of this article is discovering the most effective way to learn. In Mexico, a school José Urbina López Primary School 

 changed their curriculum and allowed children the freedom to explore and learn on their own. The new curriculum was modeled after Sugata Mitra’s “school in the cloud.” In today’s age of constant information, “school in the cloud” challenged if a computer can teach students as well as a teacher.

 

I found this article incredibly intriguing. The model of education has been the same since the 1800’s. A teacher instructs a classroom of pupils with routine tests to analyze  each student's progress. I have heard of online high schools and college classes, but the idea that seven year olds can learn on their own astonishes me. I never even thought of changing the standard teacher-student classroom in elementary school.  Replacing a teacher with a computer is an extraordinary idea for the future. It is very difficult to imagine. However, our society is changing with this new technology. Therefore, it makes sense to me that our education system should change along with it.

 

Most people would agree that it is easier to learn material that one finds interesting. The type of learning in this article plays into this strength. I wonder if this type of learning would work in an area with distractions such as television, video games, and cell phones. I would be interested to see if the outcome would show the same positive results. I do not think it would. 

 

 This article ties in with the TedTalk by Sugata Mitra. To further learn about this type of learning, I suggest watching the video

 

 http://www.npr.org/2013/06/21/179015266/how-much-can-children-teach-themselves

 

AnnKatherine Brito's curator insight, April 3, 11:59 AM

Students in control of their own education. This is amazing! Will this revolutionize education?

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Four Ways to Provoke Change In Our Education System (Alternative Systems)

"In my 14 years of teaching and researching education, I’ve come to realize that 4 catalyzing actions, small steps that each of us can take fairly easily, can initiate change in positive ways from the ground up."


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There are two examples of alternative education systems contained within this blog site, including the newest venture, Open Road out of Portland, Oregon that is using crowdfunding, that really caught my eye.  

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What If Schools Created a Culture of "Do" INSTEAD of a Culture of "Know?"

What If Schools Created a Culture of "Do" INSTEAD of a Culture of "Know?" | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Here at Educon yesterday, I had the chance to learn a bit more about design thinking from David Jakes. David's central point was that schools and teachers often get stuck in a "Yeah, but..." mindset when thinking about change.

 

Of course, we'd have to work to take active steps to redefine almost everything about our schools if a culture of "Do" is really going to be possible. 

 

===> Grading will need to change -- from a focus on content mastery to a focus on demonstration of an ability to apply content in novel situations <===

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 3, 2013 10:26 AM

This is exactly my point of view since > 40 years already where I was a student at that time! BRAVO, I hope to see it be reality one day!

 

255's curator insight, January 7, 2013 4:25 AM

Culture of "know" grow up in the culture of "consulting" ? 

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The disruption of education: How technology is helping students teach themselves

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Mobile technology and social networks aren't just disruptive to existing industries like communications and media, they are also helping the change the way that students learn and how education is delivered both in North America and around the world.

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50 Great Twitter Chats in Academia

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Check out 50 of the best Twitter chats in academia, offering a great way to get connected and stay informed in the world of education.

 

Read more:

http://www.onlinecollege.org/2012/09/09/50-great-twitter-chats-academia/

 


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The Elements Of A Digital Classroom [Infographic]

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What are the components of a digital classroom?

 

What are the components of a digital classroom? From eBooks to smartboards, iTunesU implementation to online learning, the classroom as we know it is changing.

 

It’s true that a digital classroom is a vague idea. And subjective–one educator’s cutting edge learning laboratory is the next educator’s been there, done that.

 

The following infographic looks at some of the more common elements of a digital classroom, including:

 

- eBooks
- Book rental via Kindle
- iPads
- Open Source software
- iTunesU
- Digital cameras, projectors, and headphones

 

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http://www.teachthought.com/technology/the-elements-of-a-digital-classroom/

 


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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

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The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age.

 

Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products.

Imagine my surprise and joy when I realized that I had arrived at constructionism prior to knowing that such a theory even existed. I believe that thousands of other educators are unknowingly working within the constructionist paradigm as well. Although many within the Maker movement are aware that it has it’s roots in constructionism, the movement is gaining impressive momentum without the majority of Makers realizing that there is a strong theoretical foundation behind their work.

 

After I came to understand this connection between my practices and the supporting theoretical framework I was better able to focus and refine my practice. Even more importantly, I felt more confident and powerful in forging ahead with further experiments in the learning situations I design for my learners.

 


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Marco Pozzi's curator insight, February 23, 11:27 AM

Molto interessante!!

Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, February 23, 11:10 PM

from hybridpedagogy.com a new online journal. 

Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, February 28, 2:20 AM

Yes, I agree !

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Education Should Be About Preparing for Tomorrow

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We need to have higher expectations for ourselves as educators, parents, and policymakers; and we need to have higher expectations for our students -- they will meet the bar wherever it is set.

 

To address this challenge we must revolutionize what we teach, how we teach and how we measure the results. Fundamental and rapid change is necessary -- now, not sometime in the future. Solving our nation's education crisis will take commitment and investment in proven approaches to project-based learning.

 

We have to convert our thinking from maximizing content coverage and "teaching to the test" to using methods that help students understand the applications of what they learn.

 

===> We must help students develop problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills -- skills that will prepare them to compete in the global economy. <===

 


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Ana Magno's curator insight, December 30, 2013 6:37 PM

Senti na pele o que me faltou na educação que recebi. Desejo que as coisas mudem e que os alunos de hoje saiam das escolas realmente preparados para enfrentar o futuro.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 2, 12:14 PM

We have to educate in ways today that prepare students and teachers for the world they live now and tomorrow. We seem to lack the will and the leadership. We have talking head syndrome. The best job an educator could have is to be in the classroom, not be a principal.

Annie M Herbert's curator insight, January 9, 2:27 PM

While short, it is a great motivational piece to read.  The project-based learning is the way of the new Science standards too.

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Advent of Google means we must rethink our approach to education

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We have a romantic attachment to skills from the past which are no longer relevant on a curriculum for today's children

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While I agree with the basis of this article, we do have a romantic attachment to the past, especially parents who want their children to experience schools as they DID, I don't completely agree with this article. There are reasons for understanding the "way things work" and there are reasons for knowing one's history--as Winston Churchill said, "Those who don't know their history are doomed to repeat it." That said, this article really speaks to the way we go about learning and, yes, that has really changed.  

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, June 16, 2013 7:36 PM

At the centre of this article there is truth, which is that our children need "new" skills and new ways of developing and using the "old" ones. However, I think there is room for them all, if the curriculum is formulated the right way. Inquiry-based learning, letting the kids ask a question and then search for the answer using a number of resources, is definitely the way to go. Personally I think there will ALWAYS be a place for being able to do maths the old fashioned way, so you understand how it works,  but there is also a time to let the technology take you further, to increase that understanding. Room for both.

Allan Shaw's curator insight, June 18, 2013 1:24 AM
Linda Alexander summarised my thoughts beautifully!

'While I agree with the basis of this article, we do have a romantic attachment to the past, especially parents who want their children to experience schools as they DID, I don't completely agree with this article. There are reasons for understanding the "way things work" and there are reasons for knowing one's history--as Winston Churchill said, "Those who don't know their history are doomed to repeat it." That said, this article really speaks to the way we go about learning and, yes, that has really changed.'

Allan Shaw's curator insight, June 18, 2013 1:25 AM
Linda Alexander summarised it well!

'While I agree with the basis of this article, we do have a romantic attachment to the past, especially parents who want their children to experience schools as they DID, I don't completely agree with this article. There are reasons for understanding the "way things work" and there are reasons for knowing one's history--as Winston Churchill said, "Those who don't know their history are doomed to repeat it." That said, this article really speaks to the way we go about learning and, yes, that has really changed.'

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The End of Education As We Know It

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Using online media, adventurous educators are engaging students and teachers in fresh ways.


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"Schocken believes that the traditional grading system is “degrading”—and he’d rather talk about a more positive approach to teaching that he calls “upgrading.” This means rejecting the traditional focus on correct answers. Instead, Schocken thinks we should encourage mistakes." 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 10, 2013 11:50 AM

A MUST read...

 

There is one part missing in that article and that's SECURITY! In 21st Century there is a MUST to learn and to teach the basics of Cyber-Security! That's a teachers mandatory and responsibility, learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/

 

 

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What are the hot teaching topics for 2013? Edutopia News Knows. And they will prepare you.

What are the hot teaching topics for 2013? Edutopia News Knows.  And they will prepare you. | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

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Great collection of topical links on what's ahead for schools, teachers and the world of education.

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Online Education Database - Online Colleges and Universities

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The Online Education Database offers reviews of thousands of accredited online colleges along with scholarship information and degree guides." There is also a state-by-state list of online colleges and universities. 


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The Anatomy of a Great Teacher [Infographic]

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What makes a great teacher, and how do they treat their students in the classroom?

 

Read more:

http://www.topteachingcolleges.net/great-teachers/

 


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