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Putting Students in the Driver's Seat: Projects to Decrease Passivity

Putting Students in the Driver's Seat: Projects to Decrease Passivity | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Passivity still seems to be the norm for most college courses: students passively try to learn information from teachers who unwittingly cultivate a passive attitude in their learners. As the subject matter experts, many faculty are reluctant to give up some control. We know the material, there’s a lot to cover, and let’s face it, going the lecture route is often just plain easier for everyone. We “get through” the material, and students aren’t pressed to do anything more than sit back and take notes. Teacher and student thus become complicit in creating a passive learning environment.

Technology becomes an accomplice in the crime of passivity. When teachers think about technology, the goal is often to have students interact with instructor-created multimedia. Learners will watch a screencast or complete an online quiz. Sometimes the learner will interact with technology by doing a simulation or completing homework online. The assignments themselves are distinctly teacher-directed. All of this direction by the teacher equates to students learning to drive by sitting in the passenger seat.

What if we let students drive? Putting students in control may seem a bit frightening. The students will not be nearly as smooth in their driving as we are. We will not be able to reach the brake if things go badly. But learning to drive requires time behind the wheel, and learning course material requires that students become co-creators of knowledge rather than recipients of information.

Surprisingly, the solution to the problem of passivity might be the same accomplice that contributed to that passivity: technology. By putting technology in the hands of students, we put the learner behind the wheel. Instead of the teacher being the only one who works with technology to create learning objects, students become creators of learning objects.

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Collaborative classrooms mark wave of the future in higher ed

Collaborative classrooms mark wave of the future in higher ed | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.

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RSA ANIMATE: Changing Education Paradigms

This RSA Animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benj...

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University student engagement using digital curation and career goal setting

University student engagement using digital curation and career goal setting | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Around the world, participation rates in tertiary education are on the rise and one of the key challenges facing educators is finding ways to engage these students. We present the results of a project that assesses the impact of an engagement strategy in which a cohort of students entering their first year of university (1) establish and maintain a clear goal of their ideal future career and (2) make use of a web-based digital curation tool to research and present their findings.

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Karen Dunlap's curator insight, January 24, 2016 9:18 AM

Extremely insightful.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, January 26, 2016 3:25 PM

Some interesting findings here. Curation is a useful teaching tool.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 27, 2016 6:52 AM

University student engagement using digital curation and career goal setting | @scoopit via @NikPeachey http://sco.lt/...

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MMID: Subversion and Instructional Design - Digital Pedagogy Lab

MMID: Subversion and Instructional Design - Digital Pedagogy Lab | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
If learners are to move from what-we-know into what we do not yet know, then teaching must also deal in what we do not yet know. Instructional design bears a special burden: to initiate but not to conclude.

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Creativity now is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status."

Creativity now is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status." | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

"Creativity now is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status." - Sir Ken Robinson

 

Sketchnote by @sylviaduckworth

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Creativity

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=creativity

 


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delta14's curator insight, February 3, 2016 10:48 AM

La creatividad es un componente esencial en el proceso de aprendizaje y logro de las competencias exigidas en el siglo XXI. La infografía de Gust MEES presenta 12 beneficios de la creatividad.

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, March 2, 2016 7:26 PM

Creativity now is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status." - Sir Ken Robinson


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Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Creativity


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=creativity


Brenda West Mccullers's curator insight, March 16, 2016 7:21 PM

Creativity now is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status." - Sir Ken Robinson


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Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Creativity


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=creativity


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The Classroom Is Dead — Bright — Medium

The Classroom Is Dead - Bright - Medium

For generations, thinkers have attempted to reimagine the classroom, to improve the classroom, and, of course, to disrupt the classroom, and where has all that gotten us?


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Frances's curator insight, February 1, 2016 9:50 AM

Crazy? Brilliant? Off Base? Possible? How do you judge new ideas about learning?

Marinhos's curator insight, February 6, 2016 5:38 AM

Mais uma vez anunciam a morte da sala de aula. Temo que ela permaneça viva - e por muito tempo - pois continuamos a formar professores que a alimentam. Se as licenciaturas mudarem, haverá uma chance de mudarmos a escola, ainda que ela tenha sala de aulas. Se as licenciaturas permanecerem no passado, não haverá um outro futuro para a escola.

Marta Sponsiello's curator insight, March 11, 2016 6:37 AM

An interesting and light look at the future of education.

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Mobile Learning Versus ELearning (Infographic)

Mobile Learning Versus ELearning (Infographic) | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

There was once a time when the term “elearning” encompassed what we know today as mobile learning.


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Ruth Virginia Barton's curator insight, January 27, 2016 3:55 PM

Indeed, what is the difference?  In fact, why is eLearning, upon whatever platform, brain-based?  I submit because it's enjoyable, and also easy, and accessible, and interesting.  The cell phone is a hook whose very "handy"ness adds charm to the learning process, and, thus, engagement.

Marco Bertolini's curator insight, January 28, 2016 1:17 AM

Infographie : différences entre m-learning et e-learning

John Gravitt's curator insight, January 28, 2016 10:56 PM

True. A lot of people on sessions designed for computers are showing up on their mobile devices lately.

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Infographic: 7 Interesting Ways to Use Instagram in Classroom - Fedena Blog

Infographic: 7 Interesting Ways to Use Instagram in Classroom - Fedena Blog | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Use of social media in education have introduced new learning activities in classroom. Instagram can be a great tool in the classroom too! We suggest you 7 ways by which you can implement Instagram effectively in classroom.     Share…Read more ›

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 27, 2016 7:04 AM

Infographic: 7 Interesting Ways to Use Instagram in Classroom - Fedena Blog | @scoopit via @ArianaVAmorim http://sco.lt/...

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Let’s Change the Conversation About Education (Technology)

Let’s Change the Conversation About Education (Technology) | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
The problem is that this debate often centers around the wrong question: Does technology belong in the classroom?

If we keep asking this question, we won’t make any progress. We know that technology belongs to the classroom. Have you ever asked whether technology belongs in your workplace? Technology is a tool that helps us develop and apply skills we all value – curiosity, problem-solving, persistence, collaboration, information literacy.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 17, 2016 2:48 AM

Yes please.

Deb Talbot's curator insight, January 18, 2016 12:11 AM

Its definitely time to enhance the traditional education system using technology as a tool engaging students to extend their skills.

Wendy Zaruba-Lundene's curator insight, January 21, 2016 4:08 PM

Raises a good point ~ Have you ever asked whether technology belongs in your workplace? 

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The Popular Visual Anatomy App Is Free Today Grab It ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Popular Visual Anatomy App Is Free Today Grab It ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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We Need to Teach Kids Creative Thinking, and We’re Teaching Them the Opposite | Lawrence Krauss | Big Think

We Need to Teach Kids Creative Thinking, and We’re Teaching Them the Opposite | Lawrence Krauss | Big Think | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

"Education is far less about a set of facts than a way of thinking," says professor and theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss. "And therefore what I always think should be the basis of education is not answers, but questions."

 

In this video interview, Krauss explains why it's vital for young students to be taught more than just basic skills. They need to be taught to solve the sorts of problems not conveyed on a test. An adequate curriculum could only be derived from the wisdom of experts.

 

This is why Krauss supports the idea of a common core, although not one hinged on stringent testing. "Being able to know specifics to pass a test is not the same as being able to understand how to go about answering those questions."

 

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Embedding Open Educational Resources in Educational Practice

Excerpted from UNESCO’s video recording of the 36th General Conference session launching the UNESCO Open Educational Resources Platform and the UNESCO/Common...

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11 Reasons why teachers don't use technology

11 Reasons why teachers don't use technology | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
From my experiences with our teachers at EnglishUp and my previous international experience as an edtech teacher trainer, I have always found teachers more than willing to develop their use and understanding of technology.

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, January 26, 2016 7:49 PM

Great post. There are some important insights for any faculty development professional. 

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, January 28, 2016 3:56 AM

Good insight, Nik! I'm sure most of those teachers afraid of using ICT will see themselves here!

Marinhos's curator insight, February 6, 2016 5:45 AM

Se as licenciatura não mudarem - e radicalmente - os seus docentes permanecerão fazenão a escola sem tecnologia (digital). No dia em que não mais houver motivos para os formadores de formadores não usarem essa tecnologia, os professores das escolas da Educação Básica também não os terão. Carência na formação é a primeira peça do dominó a ser derrubada.

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From Bricks to Clicks - The Potential of Data and Analytics in Higher Education (Report)


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Learning with 'e's: The meaning of pedagogy

Learning with 'e's: The meaning of pedagogy | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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The Great EdTech Debate: Google Sites vs Google Classroom vs Blogger

The Great EdTech Debate: Google Sites vs Google Classroom vs Blogger | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
As we move from the world of paper through the world of digital into the world of virtual, we are more and more faced with making the right decisions that not only will be helpful to our students, but will make our teaching lives easier.  Of all the choices put in front of us, one…

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10 Ideas to Consider Before Using an Internet Resource: The Web in the Classroom Part 1

10 Ideas to Consider Before Using an Internet Resource: The Web in the Classroom Part 1 | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

How do you vet educational technology web resources before using it in the classroom? Read these valuable points from Mike Gorman. 


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Transformative Learning: Another Perspective On Adult Learning

Transformative Learning: Another Perspective On Adult Learning | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

In the 1980’s, Malcolm Knowles popularized certain assumptions about adult learning that have been the basis of a model you know as andragogy.


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How Long Will Your Class Remain Yours? Academic Freedom and Control of the Classroom

How Long Will Your Class Remain Yours? Academic Freedom and Control of the Classroom | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Faculty should preemptively adapt useful, low or no-cost education technologies which only they can control.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, January 26, 2016 4:24 PM

This applies across all levels of education.

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Don't Frustrate Your Learners! 7 Rules for Creating User-Friendly eLearning

Don't Frustrate Your Learners! 7 Rules for Creating User-Friendly eLearning | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Checking for user-friendliness will help ensure that your students don’t lose out simply because the eLearning course is difficult to navigate.

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9 Generic activities for exploiting infographics

9 Generic activities for exploiting infographics | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

Infographics are a great source of information and make reading information from the computer screen much easier, but just showing students an infographic and telling them to study it isn’t the most effective way to exploit the medium.


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Elizabeth E Charles's curator insight, January 16, 2016 6:22 AM

A Nik Peachey blog on exploiting infographics - examples of how to use them as a teaching tool.

Fatiha CHAHI 's curator insight, January 17, 2016 5:35 AM

Comment exploiter les infographies en classe ? Des idées sur le blog de Nick Peachey.

elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, January 18, 2016 9:33 AM

Excellent ideas to be shared by everyone ;-)

 

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50 Resources For Teaching With Bloom's Taxonomy -

50 Resources For Teaching With Bloom's Taxonomy - | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
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Small Changes in Teaching: The First 5 Minutes of Class

Small Changes in Teaching: The First 5 Minutes of Class | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Four quick ways to shift students’ attention from life’s distractions to your course content.
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10 Ways To Get Started In Project-Based Learning -

10 Ways To Get Started In Project-Based Learning - | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
In the world of project-based learning, the big projects get the headlines. That point was reaffirmed to me this weekend when I was swept up in the 2013 documentary, If You Build It.

As I watched a group of midwestern students construct a farmer’s market pavilion backed by over $100,000 in grants and the guidance of two architects, I felt a feeling of despair creep over me. The project on the screen seemed too big, too far-reaching for a guy like me. Perhaps I wasn’t cut out for this project-based learning thing.

It was a familiar thought. I remember letting my mind wander into this territory after reading Steven Levy’s incredible book, Starting From Scratch, years ago. Levy is the nationally recognized educator who literally had his students build his classroom from scratch – starting with the desks. The book remains one of my favorites, but at the same time, it left me with this feeling that project-based learning was for “other people.”

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