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Shouldn't Education and Learning Be the Same Thing?

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"Schooling and institutionalized education have become removed from true, instinctual, and human/humane learning.  Humans have been learning since the beginning of time with major discoveries and innovations historically and currently emerging in spite of school.  This is the biggest problem I have with schools – most are contrived and coercive and do not honor the innate human need and desire to learn, discover, and evolve."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 20, 10:24 PM

In this post Jackie Gerstein states "to fully understand the purpose of school, the history of its evolution as an institution needs to be understood." After this is discussed she provides refers to an article that discusses "how to bring our schools out of the 20th century."

The next section shares quotes from a wide range of people on schooling. Three are below.

* Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.  Albert Einstein

* Knowledge that is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. Plato

* Education is one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.  Bertrand Russell

She then looks at the messages sent out by our current school system and asks if we are questioning "What is the purpose of school?"

In fact, there are 8 questions that are raised in this post. You can find them in the image above, or you may click through to the post.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 22, 10:41 AM

Interesting post which discusses how to pull schools out of the 20th century. 

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 22, 10:49 AM

Interesting post which discusses how to pull schools out of the 20th century. 

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Vision for the Future: The Other 21st Century Skills

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"Having a vision for the future is an natural extension of Hope and Optimism, another 21st century skill I proposed.  A vision for the future enhances hope and optimism. To clarify, having a vision for the future is identifying and taking steps toward fulfilling one’s dream.  It goes beyond and is qualitatively different than identifying what one wants to be when one grows up or thinking about college.  It is about dreams."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 13, 4:08 PM

As we look at education today ask yourself does the process support students ability to dream their vision? Do we promote a vision of the future as they move through the school system (and think K - 16)?

This post explores these issues and provides resources to help you explore them.

Find a link to Seth Godin's book Stop Stealing Dreams (What is School For?). Check out a video where students share their dream of the future. Consider the guiding questions provided to help your students think about the future (and see two answers from students in Grades 5-6). There are many resources to help you and your class think about this issue and how it relates to the 21st century.

Margaret Driscoll, Learning Organization Librarian's curator insight, February 14, 11:03 AM

Again, for all ages of learners.

Ruby Day's curator insight, February 14, 3:51 PM

From my experience foundation level (bridging to degree and below) students who have a clear sense of direction (vocational) are generally more motivated and engaged than those who don't know who they are, what types of vocations they are suited to and how to get there. 

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Competency Based Education... in 5 easy steps

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, January 6, 12:08 AM

Competency based education is a great idea but can it be used in a traditional classroom setting?

R Kay Richardson's curator insight, January 10, 7:46 AM

Sounds a bit like principles of Instructional Design, doesn't it?

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Shouldn't Education and Learning Be the Same Thing?

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"Escolaridade e educação institucionalizada se tornaram removido da verdade instintiva, e humano / aprendizagem, humano. seres humanos têm vindo a aprender desde o início do tempo com os principais descobertas e inovações historicamente e atualmente emergentes, apesar da escola. Este é o maior problema que tenho com escolas - a maioria é artificial e coercitivo e não honram a necessidade humana inata e desejo de aprender, descobrir e evoluir ".


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 20, 10:24 PM

In this post Jackie Gerstein states "to fully understand the purpose of school, the history of its evolution as an institution needs to be understood." After this is discussed she provides refers to an article that discusses "how to bring our schools out of the 20th century."

The next section shares quotes from a wide range of people on schooling. Three are below.

* Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.  Albert Einstein

* Knowledge that is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. Plato

* Education is one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.  Bertrand Russell

She then looks at the messages sent out by our current school system and asks if we are questioning "What is the purpose of school?"

In fact, there are 8 questions that are raised in this post. You can find them in the image above, or you may click through to the post.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 22, 10:41 AM

Interesting post which discusses how to pull schools out of the 20th century. 

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 22, 10:49 AM

Interesting post which discusses how to pull schools out of the 20th century. 

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What Are the 7 Mind Frames of Learning?

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'Learning thrives on error'

"Among all the influences that can make a profound difference in student learning is how we think about our role!  So, start with looking inward and ask about the mind frames you have as an educator. 

It is through these mind frames that we make decisions in the classroom and school, and it is argued that educators highly imbued with these mind frames are among the high impact educators."


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 15, 6:18 PM

Teachers need to recast themselves as learners alongside students. The days of the expert are behind us despite the advent of TED talks and other media where we still seem to think the sage on the stage is the way to impart knowledge, wisdom, and truth. There are moments for that, but learning is very relational, contingent, contextual, and personal.

Armando's curator insight, January 19, 8:21 AM
What Are the 7 Mind Frames of Learning?
Terry Doherty's curator insight, January 27, 5:48 PM

I like the approach of "walking in their shoes" to describe how educators effect an interest in learning.