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Building Learning Societies Investing in Education and Lifelong Learning [pdf]

In this briefing paper, the SOLIDAR Foundation, together with its members and partners, presents a closer look the state of play in 12 EU Member States regarding education and lifelong learning. It was completed with national and European recommendations to support education as a driver for inclusion, participation and
lifelong learning inside and outside formal education systems.


To fight against inequalities in education and to counteract social distress, we need sound policies and investment in the development of education...

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, December 18, 10:46 AM

In this briefing paper, the SOLIDAR Foundation, together with its members and partners, presents a closer look the state of play in 12 EU Member States regarding education and lifelong learning. It was completed with national and European recommendations to support education as a driver for inclusion, participation and
lifelong learning inside and outside formal education systems.


To fight against inequalities in education and to counteract social distress, we need sound policies and investment in the development of education...


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A shocking statistic about the quality of education research

A shocking statistic about the quality of education research | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
A research study about research studies comes up with a cautionary finding.

 

For more than a decade, school reformers have said that education policy should be driven by “research” and “data,” but there’s a big question about how much faith anyone should have in a great deal of education research. This is so not only because the samples are too small or because some research projects are funded by specific companies looking for specific results, but because in nearly all cases, it appears that nobody can be certain their results are completely accurate.


“I would love to believe that every single person doing education research around the world has ethics that are as pure as the driven snow,” Plucker said. “[But] the law of averages tells us there’s something out there.”



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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 22, 6:32 PM

The concept of replication has never made sense to me. We should be reproducing and reconstructing. Reproducing and reconstructing are not about identical. They are about checking more data against the original data collected. One can never replicate/duplicate the same situation so it is about similarities rather than exactness.

 

@ivon_ehd1

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 23, 11:42 AM

This article is about the low value placed on replication studies. It does not call into question all education research! I'd like to see how this replication issue compares to other social sciences before dismissing all ed research! 

Dylan-oliver Sinclair's curator insight, August 24, 10:48 PM

What information should be taught in schools and universities? This topic is suggesting marketing companies have influence over learning and teaching.

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11 ways to stay SAFE online when you’re traveling

11 ways to stay SAFE online when you’re traveling | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

If you bring your phone, tablet or laptop with you when you travel, there’s one thing to keep in mind: public WiFi networks are public.

“That open Wi-Fi connection opens the door for hackers,” writes NPR’s Steve Henn. “They can get in the middle of transactions between, say, you and your bank.”


Because you’re sharing the network with strangers, there’s the risk that someone is using readily available software that snoops on what you’re doing.


Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/27/dangers-of-wifi-in-public-places/



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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 8, 7:23 AM

Really useful information to remember when you are travelling and using free wifi. Take care that you understand what you are using and stay safe.

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, July 8, 7:33 AM

VPN's are becoming more commonplace. It's an excellent way to stay safe.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, July 21, 4:12 AM

If you bring your phone, tablet or laptop with you when you travel, there’s one thing to keep in mind: public WiFi networks are public.

“That open Wi-Fi connection opens the door for hackers,” writes NPR’s Steve Henn. “They can get in the middle of transactions between, say, you and your bank.”

 

Because you’re sharing the network with strangers, there’s the risk that someone is using readily available software that snoops on what you’re doing.

 
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Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter Defend Net Neutrality

Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter Defend Net Neutrality | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

Several of America’s largest tech companies, including Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo have submitted a letter to the FCC in defense of net neutrality.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 8, 8:47 AM

Several of America’s largest tech companies, including Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo have submitted a letter to the FCC in defense of net neutrality.


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




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Digital Citizenship: There’s an App for That From Learning.com

Digital Citizenship: There’s an App for That From Learning.com | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
Simply limiting or restricting access is not the answer to keeping students safe. Students need to use the tools that will help them learn their best at any time and anywhere. As a result, Learning.com has developed a brand new Digital Citizenship App, specifically designed for middle and high school students, to teach them how to be safe and make good choices online.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 9, 5:41 PM


Simply limiting or restricting access is not the answer to keeping students safe. Students need to use the tools that will help them learn their best at any time and anywhere. As a result, Learning.com has developed a brand new Digital Citizenship App, specifically designed for middle and high school students, to teach them how to be safe and make good choices online.

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Online Comic Creators

This presentation offers ideas on how to use comics in the classroom and a list of online comic creators

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, August 11, 1:34 PM

Great list of comic creators. Love that there are many different styles.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 12, 2:54 PM

Creadores de Comic Online

Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 13, 7:52 PM

Es una buena idea, pueden obtenerse beneficios si se emplean en la educación.

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Teacher's Guide to Using Free iPad Apps to Support Higher Order Thinking Skills

Teacher's Guide to Using Free iPad Apps to Support Higher Order Thinking Skills | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

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S.r. Tudu's curator insight, January 6, 6:18 AM

Do you know about higher order thinking skills ? Check it here.

 

Dico Krommenhoek's curator insight, January 7, 2:39 AM

Dag Gust,

Deze uitgave bestaat intussen ook in een Nederlandse vertaling. Zie http://www.apptiviteiten.eu/hot-apps-4-hots-8-lesactiviteiten-op-bloom-niveau-voor-de-ipad-vertaald-app-het-met-bloomen.html

 

groet van Dico

Sirin Karadeniz's curator insight, January 7, 4:12 AM

Bloom and apps

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Education Should Be About Preparing for Tomorrow

Education Should Be About Preparing for Tomorrow | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
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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Macs, Malware & Security Myths

Are Mac Users safe from Malware? Not as much as you might think. Symantec's Security Expert Kevin Haley breaks down the Mac's invincibility myth. Learn why M...

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BYOD Security Issues [Infographic]

BYOD Security Issues [Infographic] | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
BYOD Security Issues: How safe is the common practice for employees to Bring their Own Device into work?

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malek's curator insight, September 17, 2013 8:23 AM

A myriad of threats:

* Employers often cannot assess data breach exposure on unmanaged BYODs

*Lost or stolen BYODs  that  contain sensitive data, with less than 1 in 4 can be remotely wiped.

* When BYODs bypass inbound filters normally applied to corporate devices, they’re vulnerable to malware

and the list goes on and on


TheSoulfulEMU's curator insight, September 24, 2013 10:12 AM

Now that you know it, so DONT- BYOD!!! Got it?

Bruce McDuffee's curator insight, September 25, 2013 11:41 PM

Interesting BYOD stats.

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Zotero | Grab your research with a single click | A personal research assistant.

Zotero | Grab your research with a single click | A personal research assistant. | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
Zotero is a powerful, easy-to-use research tool that
helps you gather, organize, and analyze sources and then
share the results of your research.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 7, 2013 5:31 AM

 

Zotero is the only research tool that automatically senses content, allowing you to add it to your personal library with a single click. Whether you're searching for a preprint on arXiv.org, a journal article from JSTOR, a news story from the New York Times, or a book from your university library catalog, Zotero has you covered with support for thousands of sites.


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TEN THINGS ABOUT ONLINE TEACHERS

TEN THINGS ABOUT ONLINE TEACHERS | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
Reflections of my experiences in WiziQ in 2012 What does this means for teachers and learners everywhere?   TEN THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT ONLINE

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olgadiez's curator insight, July 6, 2013 5:25 AM

Los tutores online en la vanguardia de la educación.  Experiencias de una profesora online de inglés que usa WiziQ como plataforma.

Gust MEES's curator insight, July 8, 2013 4:26 AM

 

TEN THINGS ABOUT ONLINE TEACHERS...

 

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Rethinking Education: Why Our Education System Is Ripe For Disruption

Rethinking Education: Why Our Education System Is Ripe For Disruption | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
Our education system is not broken, it has just become obsolete When I think of all the tremendous, seemingly impossible feats made possible by entrepreneurs, I am amazed that more has not been done to reinvent our education system.

 

Our collective belief is that our education system is broken so we spend tremendous energy in trying to fix it. We conveniently place the blame on problems that stem from budget cuts, teacher layoffs, inadequate technology in our schools and our education policies.

 

We need to recognize the fact that our education system is NOT BROKEN but has simply become OBSOLETE. It no longer meets the needs of the present and future generation.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:33 PM

 

We need to recognize the fact that our education system is NOT BROKEN but has simply become OBSOLETE. It no longer meets the needs of the present and future generation.

 

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The Complexities of Collaboration

The Complexities of Collaboration | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
Through my experiences and after questioning other educators, I have determined that your ability to collaborate effectively is influenced by many factors-
  • Previous experience
  • Growth mindset
  • School context
  • Time
  • Personality
  • Insecurity
  • Perceived value of collaboration
  • Understanding of collaboration-what it is and isn’t.
  • Appreciation of others
  • Learning philosophy
  • Balanced Contribution
  • Belief in a common goal
  • Autonomy or Interdependence- Seeing yourself as ‘we’ not just ‘me'

Learn more:



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Gina Pacaldo's curator insight, October 13, 8:19 PM

This year, we have peer coaches at school and they've shared their guiding vision about their work.  I'm optimistic.

Rashmi Rawat's curator insight, October 17, 1:18 AM

Yes!  Am totally in agreement  !!

 

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10 sites with stunning visual data that will change your world view | Privacy

10 sites with stunning visual data that will change your world view | Privacy | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
We all know what a picture's worth. These websites use graphics to display everything from Twitter traffic to births and deaths, in ways that truly drive home what words alone cannot.


Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/privacy-in-the-digital-world-shouldnt-we-talk-about-it/



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ewarta geo's curator insight, July 9, 9:28 AM

Very interesting sites. Shows the differences in every country from the trending twitter topics to even the amount of computer hacks.

Cliensol Energy's comment, July 10, 10:47 AM
De nada :D
Lina Heaster-Ekholm's curator insight, July 10, 4:35 PM

Not sure it changed my world view, but does provide links to some interesting resources

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Blogging as Pedagogy: Facilitate Learning

Blogging as Pedagogy: Facilitate Learning | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
Blogging should not be an add-on, not an isolated project, but should be seen as PEDAGOGY. Ann Davis shared a definition of Pedagogy beyond a  simple "method of teaching" (unfortunately I was not a...

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/practice-using-blogs-for-home-work-to-get-ict-skills-and-creativity/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/what-you-should-know-about-blogging/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/06/15/ideas-for-valuable-homework-practice/

 


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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, June 9, 7:05 PM

Los Blogs como herramienta pedagógica

Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, June 17, 11:03 PM

Un buen medio de comunicación

Tina Jameson's curator insight, June 19, 7:53 PM

If you are looking at 'blogging' as a possible classroom tool / strategy to use with students - then this infographic and accompanying 'blog' advice could be useful. 

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Rise of the Professional Educator

Rise of the Professional Educator | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
Are you a teacher? Why did you become a principal? Why would you want to be a superintendent? The above questions are asked of educators every single day by people outside of the educational field....

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/07/28/how-to-prepare-for-giving-a-good-course/https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=quality

 


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cioccas's curator insight, May 23, 6:31 PM

So true, so necessary for all to read and follow!

Mónica Silakowicz's curator insight, May 25, 2:48 PM

El artículo lista 5 aspectos que los docentes deben afianzar para ser vistos como profesionales: estar actualizados, ser activos participantes, aspirar a altos standards y ser apasionados de la educación.

mindy kim's curator insight, July 11, 6:08 PM

... Change and innovation start with the individuals... development, growth, leaders==> building the future.

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To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society

To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
Why haven't education reform efforts amounted to much? Because they start with the wrong problem, says John Abbott, director of the 21st Century Learning Initiative. Overhauling the educational paradigm means replacing the metaphor — the concept of the world and its inhabitants as machine-like entities — that has shaped the education system, as well as many other aspects of our culture.

 

Creating “Collaborative Learning Communities”

“It is essential to view learning as a total community responsibility,” he says, and to expect no short cuts. Children need to be integrated, fully contributing members of the broader community, so they can feel useful and valued. (It is not just the children who need this, he adds; healthy communities also need children.)

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On a practical level, the most powerful lever for change, Abbott says, is people coming together to “rethink the role of community in the learning process,” agreeing how to divide up responsibilities among professional teachers and other community members, and then launching small pilot projects that are true to their new vision. These efforts will build on each other, he says, and large-scale change will follow.


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june holley's curator insight, April 7, 2:59 PM
Not just for people involved in education!
Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, April 11, 1:32 PM

Educación y Sociedad

Bibiana Vargas's curator insight, April 13, 4:05 PM

Overschooled and undereducated.  Love the statement. Thinking of borrowing it soon.

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The 9 Attributes of A Good Teacher

The 9 Attributes of A Good Teacher | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

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Leonor Vargas Delgadillo's curator insight, January 13, 4:05 PM

Esros elementos aparentemente sencillos permiten que un docente sea competente en su area de experticia si los maneja y refleja a cabalidad

Com.En.Zar's curator insight, January 13, 6:40 PM

¿Te quieres dedicar a la docencia? ¿Ya te dedicas? ¿Los cumples?

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 14, 4:59 AM

Very nice sharing. Thank

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Here's Why Teachers Should Not be Digital Dinosaurs in 2014

Here's Why Teachers Should Not be Digital Dinosaurs in 2014 | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
This year, I won’t tell you what EdTech Apps you should use, or what social platforms you should be on, or the gadgets you should choose. Let 2014 be the year when online teachers set a trend for other teachers to follow!

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 3, 2:26 PM

 

Well said ;)

 

Inge Quets's curator insight, January 4, 6:58 AM

If you're a digital dinosaur: be true about it - youngsters will see right through you if you pretend to be something you're not ...

And learn from and with them!

Maddison Halliday's curator insight, October 17, 11:26 PM

A little funny comic along with an article on why teachers should be technologically advanced in today's society. Using technology is key in education TODAY.

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Morality - Ethics

Morality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Morality (from the Latin "manner, character, proper behavior") is the differentiation of intentions, decisions, and actions between those that are "good" (or right) and those that are "bad" (or wrong). The philosophy of morality is ethics. A moral code is a system of morality (according to a particular philosophy, religion, culture, etc.)


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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 16, 2013 6:13 PM

 

To me "Morality" and "Ethics" are THE glue to keep a society health, and to YOU!???

 

Learn more :

 

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

 

 

Pola Panagiotou's comment, January 12, 3:24 AM
Actually, I agree with the Latin term and explanation. But what is wrong and right? Can we agree about it? I doubt, especially in these erosion days.
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Yet another iPhone lockscreen vulnerability. This time in iOS 7.02 [VIDEO]

Yet another iPhone lockscreen vulnerability. This time in iOS 7.02 [VIDEO] | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
Another day, another privacy vulnerability found in iOS.

When will Apple learn that a lockscreen should really, properly, lock the phone?

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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 30, 2013 12:33 PM

 

Israeli researcher Dany Lisiansky uncovered the flaw, and made a video to demonstrate a way to take a victim’s locked iPhone running iOS 7.02, and ===> access their call history, voicemails and entire list of contacts. <===


Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Nobody-is-perfect

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/apple-mac-ios4-ipad-iphone-and-in-security

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, September 30, 2013 12:37 PM

Israeli researcher Dany Lisiansky uncovered the flaw, and made a video to demonstrate a way to take a victim’s locked iPhone running iOS 7.02, and ===> access their call history, voicemails and entire list of contacts. <===

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Nobody-is-perfect

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/apple-mac-ios4-ipad-iphone-and-in-security

 

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, September 30, 2013 12:51 PM

 

Israeli researcher Dany Lisiansky uncovered the flaw, and made a video to demonstrate a way to take a victim’s locked iPhone running iOS 7.02, and ===> access their call history, voicemails and entire list of contacts. <===

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Nobody-is-perfect

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/apple-mac-ios4-ipad-iphone-and-in-security

 

 

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Adapting to the digital age: a narrative approach | Research in Learning Technology

Adapting to the digital age: a narrative approach | Research in Learning Technology | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
Adapting to the digital age: a narrative approach

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, August 12, 2013 12:09 PM

Abstract:


The article adopts a narrative inquiry approach to foreground informal learning and exposes a collection of stories from tutors about how they adapted comfortably to the digital age. We were concerned that despite substantial evidence that bringing about changes in pedagogic practices can be difficult, there is a gap in convincing approaches to help in this respect. In this context, this project takes a “bottom-up” approach and synthesises several life-stories into a single persuasive narrative to support the process of adapting to digital change. The project foregrounds the small, every-day motivating moments, cultural features and environmental factors in people's diverse lives which may have contributed to their positive dispositions towards change in relation to technology enhanced learning. We expect that such narrative approaches could serve to support colleagues in other institutions to warm up to ever-changing technological advances.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 12, 2013 1:20 PM

Looks like a helpful article for a dissertation.

Gust MEES's curator insight, August 14, 2013 5:14 PM

 

What stories can be told about the fast-changing world of higher education, and what can we learn from them? Adapting to new situations, conquering fears and overcoming obstacles are familiar storylines, with particular relevance for university lecturers having to introduce new technologies in their working practices.


This is not the only story, there are many others, all unique, all with the potential to move us and make us reflect on our own situation.


This paper reports on a research project undertaken at London Metropolitan University, UK, with the aim of gathering and sharing personal accounts of successful adaptation to the digital age.


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Barriers to Creativity in Education


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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 7, 2013 5:11 AM

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

Allan Shaw's curator insight, August 7, 2013 9:44 PM

Schooling itself is a systems technology where resources (people, time, places, curriculum, assessment etc) are geared to attain goals some of which are explicit and some implicit. Creativity has never been an explicit goal, perhaps quite the oppositie (confromity and standardisation) has been the case. Creativity needs a culture and systems that are sensitive to and allow for some ambiguity, error, iterations on the same theme and patience. I'm not sure the current systems can manage that even with the adjustments suggested in this graphic.

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, August 8, 2013 6:05 AM

Creativity in Education .....

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Fostering learning communities among teachers [pdf]

According to the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), teachers across countries overwhelmingly desire more professional development.

 

• In all TALIS countries, there are low rates of co-operative professional development and collaborative teaching practice.


• Countries could use professional development to effectively and efficiently build and improve professional learning communities in schools.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 7, 2013 5:54 AM

 

A MUST read!!!