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Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning Education 3.0

Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning Education 3.0 | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning and implementing Education 3.0. This post seeks to compare the developments of the Internet-Web to t...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 24, 2013 10:31 AM

 

That is a very good description of what Education is actually...

 

Check also:

 

- Prepare #Students For 21st Century Survival ===> http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Prepare+Students+For+21st+Century+Surviv

 

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

 

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Self-Directed Learning Well Explained and 27 Actions

Self-Directed Learning Well Explained and 27 Actions | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

TeachThought.com has a series of posts about self-directed learning by Terry Heick and the staff, well worth a read! “

 

“Learning is most effective when it’s personalised; it means something to the learner. That happens when people feel they are participants and investors in their own learning, shaping what and how they learn, and able to articulate its value to them.” — Leadbeater, Charles

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 25, 2013 2:16 PM

It is interesting how few classroom teachers and administrators are aware of what self-directed learning is. SDL is an imperative for our children.

Avery's curator insight, March 25, 2013 11:56 PM

My Thoughts:

You can't teach someone how to learn. You can give them helpful tips and advice, but a single structure for education is not going to work for everyone. It's so much harder for people to learn their true potential, to reach their goals, when they're only shown a single path to them. You show them the path through the forest, but what if there's a rock face nearby that also leads up to where they want to go, and what if they happen to be a fantastic rock climber? It just makes more sense to show someone a map if you can, instead of directing them towards only one path.

THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, March 30, 2013 2:58 PM

“Learning is most effective when it’s personalised; it means something to the learner. That happens when people feel they are participants and investors in their own learning, shaping what and how they learn, and able to articulate its value to them.” — Leadbeater, Charles

 

Famous Self-Taughts (Autodidacts): Leonardo Da Vinci, William Blake, Herb Rits (in addition to Virginia Woolf, Mark Twain, John D. Rockefeller, and many others)

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ICT Tools and Resources for Schools, Teachers and Educators - Mind Map

ICT Tools and Resources for Schools, Teachers and Educators - Mind Map | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
This is a collection of usefull web . and social media applications for anyone in education. I have tried them all and I have seen the potential in them. Now it is up to you and your imagination to use them in your teaching or when studying!

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 24, 2013 7:13 AM

 

A MUST check for any teaching person and students...

 

Jordi Castells's curator insight, April 28, 2013 12:38 PM

Comprehensive !

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Beatbullying - Resources

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Whether you want to keep your pupils safe, aware of bullying in its many forms, cyber-savvy, or clued up on their rights and responsibilities, we have a huge range of lesson and assembly plans, activities and information available for you, for free.


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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, March 21, 2013 4:39 PM

Great teaching resources around bullying

L Orange's curator insight, May 16, 2013 4:55 PM

Awesome ideas and lesson plans (plus assembly plans!) for all kinds of bullying, including cyber. 

Lucy Beaton's curator insight, May 26, 2013 4:24 AM

There's a lot of information, lesson plans and strategies on this website. 

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21st-Century Projects Inspire Global Citizenship Plus Creativity

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This is the second in a special Edutopia blog series about developing 21st century skills through project-based learning. In the first post, "Yes, You Can Teach and Assess Creativity!

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The Dos and Don’ts of Teaching Digital Literacy

The Dos and Don’ts of Teaching Digital Literacy | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Is there a right and a wrong way to teach social media in schools? Some administrators think so. Many schools across the country have banned the use...

 

“The fact is, social media isn’t technology in the lives of our kids, but an essential aspect of their world. Social media isn’t ‘new’ anymore,” said teacher and education consultant Dan Haesler on his blog. “We can’t continue pretending that it is, and using this as an excuse for not addressing it.

 

===> And by addressing it I do not mean banning it!” <===

 

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 19, 2013 6:40 AM

 

“The fact is, social media isn’t technology in the lives of our kids, but an essential aspect of their world. Social media isn’t ‘new’ anymore,” said teacher and education consultant Dan Haesler on his blog. “We can’t continue pretending that it is, and using this as an excuse for not addressing it.

 

===> And by addressing it I do not mean banning it!” <===

 

Check also:

 

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

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence

 

 

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Workplace Personality Types & How They Support Each Other [Infographic]

Workplace Personality Types & How They Support Each Other [Infographic] | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Exploring the Intersection of Church and Technology

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Robin Martin's comment, March 20, 2013 11:58 AM
Awesome infographic!! Thanks for sharing...
Robin Martin's comment, March 20, 2013 11:58 AM
Awesome infographic!! Thanks for sharing...
Jonathan Rattray Clark's curator insight, April 10, 2013 4:22 PM

interseting

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Feature: Traditional values

Feature: Traditional values | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
An impassioned Fred Inglis on why the idea of the public university must be kept alive

 

In our market-driven world, in which the ideals of common good are disappearing, Fred Inglis reminds us that it is the public universities that are in a pivotal position to protect our society!

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 17, 2013 1:08 PM

 

In our market-driven world, in which the ideals of common good are disappearing, Fred Inglis reminds us that it is the public universities that are in a pivotal position to protect our society!


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


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



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The Power of Digital Education | MIT Technology Review

The Power of Digital Education | MIT Technology Review | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

Education of its citizens is society’s highest ambition. Digital education is changing the landscape with powerful technologies that extend learning to everyone, everywhere. It’s changing the future of the classroom and creating a crisis for teachers, schools, and the trillion-dollar business of education.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 17, 2013 11:12 AM


Education of its citizens is society’s highest ambition. Digital education is changing the landscape with powerful technologies that extend learning to everyone, everywhere. It’s changing the future of the classroom and creating a crisis for teachers, schools, and the trillion-dollar business of education...


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5 Reasons We Use Social Media [Infographic]

5 Reasons We Use Social Media [Infographic] | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
There are many reasons we use social media. From the basic to the more advanced, the tool is simply ubiquitous and addictive. This infographic sheds some light for us all.

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Deborah Spector's curator insight, March 20, 2013 8:15 AM

Nonprofits can take advantage of the prevelance of social media to connect with stakeholders. No question that social media is influential, powerful and here to stay!

Latisha Poulard's curator insight, March 21, 2013 10:46 PM

You see why if you don't have an online presence then you are part of a dying breed...

Irma Gallardo's curator insight, April 11, 2013 12:19 PM

¿Qué usamos y cuántos lo usamos?

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Mourn Dead Google Products at Their Virtual Graveyard

Mourn Dead Google Products at Their Virtual Graveyard | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
It’s hard to lose a loved one, especially if that loved one is a Google service. That’s why we’re opening the gates of the Google Graveyard, a virtual space for grieving. Buried in these hallowed grounds are some of Google’s ill-fated services.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 16, 2013 7:40 PM

 

Check it out and 

Leave a flower for a deceased Google product!!!

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, March 16, 2013 7:45 PM

 

Check it out and:

 

              ===> Leave a flower for a deceased Google product!!! <===

 

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Neelie Kroes blog - Giving Europe the digital skills for tomorrow: our new “Grand Coalition” - European Commission

Neelie Kroes blog - Giving Europe the digital skills for tomorrow: our new “Grand Coalition” - European Commission | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
European Commission

 

Our challenge today is to give our people better job prospects – while also boosting European competitiveness.

 

Today’s businesses are all going digital and they all need skilled ICT workers. Yet at the moment there aren’t enough workers to meet that huge demand – we could soon have 900,000 unfilled vacancies, even at a time of high unemployment.

 

There are many possible reasons for this. Maybe people aren’t aware how attractive and enjoyable ICT careers can be; maybe our education systems aren’t giving them the skills businesses actually need; or maybe they don’t feel able to apply for jobs in other EU countries.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 16, 2013 12:27 PM

 

Today’s businesses are all going digital and they all need skilled ICT workers. Yet at the moment there aren’t enough workers to meet that huge demand – we could soon have 900,000 unfilled vacancies, even at a time of high unemployment.

 

There are many possible reasons for this. Maybe people aren’t aware how attractive and enjoyable ICT careers can be; maybe our education systems aren’t giving them the skills businesses actually need; or maybe they don’t feel able to apply for jobs in other EU countries.

 

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How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival

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How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival

 

 

 

===> As educators, we constantly strive to prepare our students for the ‘real world’ that exists around them. <===

 

We teach them how to read, write, and calculate. Then, of course, there are the less tangible skills we teach; such as how to work in a team, think critically, and be curious about the things they encounter each day.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 16, 2013 10:54 AM

 

===> As educators, we constantly strive to prepare our students for the ‘real world’ that exists around them. <===


We teach them how to read, write, and calculate. Then, of course, there are the less tangible skills we teach; such as how to work in a team, think critically, and be curious about the things they encounter each day.


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


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


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


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BestPracTICE: Variety of Tasks with Variety of Tools

BestPracTICE: Variety of Tasks with Variety of Tools | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
I really believe that it is important for students to present their work in a variety of different ways. When the students are introduced to new tools they become excited and motivated to present t...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 24, 2013 9:18 AM

 

This is THE right way to teach! Giving the students the choice of which tools they want to present their tasks... Having the liberty to learn and to express themselves empowers creativity, motivation and engagement...

 

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Self-Directed Learning Well Explained and 27 Actions

Self-Directed Learning Well Explained and 27 Actions | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

TeachThought.com has a series of posts about self-directed learning by Terry Heick and the staff, well worth a read! “

 

“Learning is most effective when it’s personalised; it means something to the learner. That happens when people feel they are participants and investors in their own learning, shaping what and how they learn, and able to articulate its value to them.” — Leadbeater, Charles

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 25, 2013 2:16 PM

It is interesting how few classroom teachers and administrators are aware of what self-directed learning is. SDL is an imperative for our children.

Avery's curator insight, March 25, 2013 11:56 PM

My Thoughts:

You can't teach someone how to learn. You can give them helpful tips and advice, but a single structure for education is not going to work for everyone. It's so much harder for people to learn their true potential, to reach their goals, when they're only shown a single path to them. You show them the path through the forest, but what if there's a rock face nearby that also leads up to where they want to go, and what if they happen to be a fantastic rock climber? It just makes more sense to show someone a map if you can, instead of directing them towards only one path.

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“Learning is most effective when it’s personalised; it means something to the learner. That happens when people feel they are participants and investors in their own learning, shaping what and how they learn, and able to articulate its value to them.” — Leadbeater, Charles

 

Famous Self-Taughts (Autodidacts): Leonardo Da Vinci, William Blake, Herb Rits (in addition to Virginia Woolf, Mark Twain, John D. Rockefeller, and many others)

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Flowcharting Software - Download SmartDraw FREE and easily create great looking flowcharts and more

Flowcharting Software - Download SmartDraw FREE and easily create great looking flowcharts and more | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Create flowcharts and more with SmartDraw's flowcharting software.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 23, 2013 3:34 PM

 

Check it out...

 

Bartolomeu Fonseca's curator insight, March 24, 2013 10:01 AM

Excellent!

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Critical Friends: The Benefits of Instructional Coaches

Critical Friends: The Benefits of Instructional Coaches | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

 

Instructional coaches seem to be a new phenomenon in schools. Their job is to help educators become better teachers. They observe teachers teaching, go over instructional data, and model good teaching practices. As much as this may be new for schools, the core of instructional coaching has been around for a long time.


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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, March 21, 2013 4:43 PM

"Knights says instructional coaches employ the following seven practices:
• Enrolls the teacher - they conduct one-to-one interviews with each teacher prior to the experience. 
• Engages in collaborative planning - The coach meets with the collaborating teacher to discuss how a new teaching practice can be implemented effectively. 
• Models the lesson- The coach must model the lesson in the collaborating teacher's classroom while the teacher observes. 
• Teacher-directed post conference - Both parties must meet to discuss what the teacher observed the coach doing while modeling the lesson. 
• Coach observes the lesson- It's the teacher's turn to teach the lesson. 
• Exploring data together - The coach and teacher discuss the data gathered during mutual observations. 
• Providing continued support - This is a continuous relationship that needs to be fostered over the year."


I am eager to keep practicing effective coaching.  Fidelity is an on-going issue.  

Rachelle Wooten's comment, March 23, 2013 6:10 PM
This was a great read! This is mostly what I do. These practices for Knight will help me more consistent in my quality of service. I plan to begin doing research of my own to assess the impact of ed tech coaching.
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This was a great read! This is mostly what I do. These practices for Knight will help me more consistent in my quality of service. I plan to begin doing research of my own to assess the impact of ed tech coaching.

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Content Curation 101 [infographic]

Content Curation 101 [infographic] | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Blog post at Blog-centric social media : We've looked at what content curation is - content curation basics, then content curation best practice (the post where I share a free downl[..]

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 19, 2013 6:56 AM

 

Probably the best infographic and explications about Content Curation! Check it...

 

Check also:

 

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

 

 

Les Howard's curator insight, March 19, 2013 7:09 AM

Interesting article with great tips about making content curation more effecive.

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Data breaches in higher education

Data breaches in higher education | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

TeamSHATTER reports on data breaches in the higher education vertical throughout the United States.

The past year has seen a substantial uptick in the amount of total records breached. In 2012, there was a dramatic increase in the total number of reported records affected (1,977,412), but a relatively low amount of institutions (51) that reported breaches.

 

In fact, the past year has seen the most reported compromised records in the higher education sector since 2006, based on data since tracking began in 2005.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 18, 2013 12:29 PM

 

The past year has seen a substantial uptick in the amount of total records breached. In 2012, there was a dramatic increase in the total number of reported records affected (1,977,412), but a relatively low amount of institutions (51) that reported breaches.

 

In fact, the past year has seen the most reported compromised records in the higher education sector since 2006, based on data since tracking began in 2005.

 

Check also:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet?tag=Universities

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet?tag=DATA-BREACHES

 

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, March 18, 2013 12:35 PM

 

The past year has seen a substantial uptick in the amount of total records breached. In 2012, there was a dramatic increase in the total number of reported records affected (1,977,412), but a relatively low amount of institutions (51) that reported breaches.

 

In fact, the past year has seen the most reported compromised records in the higher education sector since 2006, based on data since tracking began in 2005.

 

Check also:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet?tag=Universities

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet?tag=DATA-BREACHES

 

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The Importance Of Intrinsic Motivation In Transforming Learning

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The Importance Of Intrinsic Motivation In Transforming Learning

 

Giving teachers and students as much autonomy as possible in choosing their own curricular material is another way that we can improve student engagement.

 

Only students who are intrinsically motivated to be engaged in school will end up truly challenged, enriched, energized and ultimately fulfilled by their experience. Yes it’s an ideal, but it’s worth keeping in mind.

 


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Sharrock's comment, May 1, 2014 11:54 AM
You should take a look at this link: http://www.maccoby.com/Articles/4Rs_Of_Motivation.shtml. Maccoby states there is a mix of extrinsic and intrinsic rewards: "mix of four Rs: Responsibilities, Relationships, Rewards, Reasons". Maccoby's paragraph on responsibilities focuses on the intrinsics--"People are motivated when their responsibilities are meaningful and engage their abilities and values." Meaning is something personal, ie intrinsic. He also discussed personal challenges when he said, "Craftsmen are motivated by the challenge to produce high–quality products." I liken this to an artist's aesthetics for creating art.
In his section on "Relationships", I wonder if the quality of a relationship is an extrinsic reward/acknowledgement or intrinsic or a mixture of both.
In the part about "Rewards", he does the most exploration of extrinsic rewards, namely about "pay", but he also states, "However, Jönsson finds that 80–85 percent of people who receive recognition for a job well done are satisfied even if it is not monetary, compared to 45–50 percent of those who are not recognized for their work." Which is along the lines of what I was saying about acknowledgements. They are more highly valued, but still extrinsic.
Finally, in his section "Reasons", Maccoby notes, "Jönsson reports that Chinese workers are especially motivated because they have a sense that they work not only for themselves, but also for their country. They feel proud of being part of a winning team that is building a powerful economy. According to Jönsson, in China more than in the West, workers are interested in and aware of their company’s vision, and they see their own work in this larger context." This again is mixing intrinsics and extrinsics.
Sharrock's comment, May 1, 2014 11:55 AM
If you relate "grades" to pay, it really doesn't matter. Pay only matters when the 4 Rs are inadequate or dissatisfying. Grades are not the problem just as salary is not usually the problem.
Sharrock's comment, May 1, 2014 11:55 AM
If you relate "grades" to pay, it really doesn't matter. Pay only matters when the 4 Rs are inadequate or dissatisfying. Grades are not the problem just as salary is not usually the problem.
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From hierarchies to wirearchies | Harold Jarche

From hierarchies to wirearchies | Harold Jarche | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

 

Becoming a wirearchy requires new organizational structures that incorporate communities and networks. In addition, they require new ways of doing work, like thinking in terms of perpetual Beta and doing manageable probes to test complex problems. It’s a new way of doing work, within a new work structure.

 

                                 ===> Both are required. <===

 

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 17, 2013 12:42 PM

 

Becoming a wirearchy requires new organizational structures that incorporate communities and networks. In addition, they require new ways of doing work, like thinking in terms of perpetual Beta and doing manageable probes to test complex problems. It’s a new way of doing work, within a new work structure.

 

                            ===> Both are required. <===

 

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5 Methods for Developing Problem-Solving Skills [Infographic]

5 Methods for Developing Problem-Solving Skills [Infographic] | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
In Teaching Students to Dig Deeper: The Common Core in Action Ben Johnson identifies the skills and qualities that students need, based on the Common ...

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David Schultz's curator insight, March 28, 2013 5:53 PM

Yes... creative problem solving can be learned/developed

Ali Anani's curator insight, January 11, 2014 5:56 AM

A well-thought infographic

pablolopez's curator insight, February 6, 2014 1:43 AM

ejercicios básicos para estimular nuestro pensamiento creativo orientado a la resolución creativa de problemas

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The Value of Access to Each Other

The Value of Access to Each Other | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

One of the challenges of learning today is that it depends on the contributions of other people. Scholars of the past could lock themselves in a room, read the printed literature on a topic, consult with a few mentors, and emerge with a product that builds upon the historic work of others.

 

This isn’t an option for today’s researcher. While there are many famous instances of collaboration throughout history, none rise to the level of what’s possible today. Now, dozens or hundreds or thousands of people from around the world can work collaboratively on a project around the clock and produce extraordinary results in a short timeframe. 

 

As Clay Shirky says, today most people “over estimate the value of access to information and

 

===> underestimate the value of access to each other. <===

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 16, 2013 8:51 PM

 

      ===> Don't underestimate the value of access to each other. <===

 

Check also:

 

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

 

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How Emotional Connections Can Trigger Creativity and Learning

How Emotional Connections Can Trigger Creativity and Learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

Scientists are always uncovering new ways into how people learn best, and some of the most recent neuroscience research has shown connections between basic survival functions, social and emotional reactions to the world, and creative impulses.

 

Students’ social and emotional reactions to learning are imperative to feeling motivated to learn and to their ability to creatively solve problems, according to Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, who wrote Musings on the Neurobiological and Evolutionary Origins of Creativity via a Developmental Analysis of One Child’s Poetry [PDF]. Her research tries to understand why emotions are so important to learning by examining what happens to brain functions.

 

“Neuroimaging experiments show us that we use the very same neural systems to feel our bodies as to feel our relationships, our moral judgments, and our creative inspiration,” said Immordino-Yang, a professor at USC’s Rossier School of Education and an expert on the neuroscience of learning and creativity.

 

Her whose work focuses on how neuroscience can help teachers understand the ways students learn best, and to that end, she’s created a free online curriculum for teachers.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 16, 2013 4:02 PM

 

Allowing kids the space for the interplay between the emotional and cognitive spaces will benefit the long-term learner.


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


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


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Digital Agenda for Europe - Digital Jobs

Digital Agenda for Europe - Digital Jobs | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

Creating the right conditions for Europe's entrepreneurs to launch and grow sustainable business...

 

In 2013 the European Commission is launching a series of initiatives to improve the business and entrepreneurship landscape in Europe, notably strengthening the ICT sector, which is a driver of competitiveness and growth.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 16, 2013 12:24 PM

 

Creating the right conditions for Europe's entrepreneurs to launch and grow sustainable business...


Education MUST play its role here by teaching students these skills...