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What Are the 7 Mind Frames of Learning?

What Are the 7 Mind Frames of Learning? | Contemporary Learning Design |

'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."

Via Beth Dichter, Elke Höfler
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, January 15, 2014 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, 2014 8:21 AM
What Are the 7 Mind Frames of Learning?
Terry Doherty's curator insight, January 27, 2014 5:48 PM

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

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6 Common Misunderstandings About Assessment Of Learning

6 Common Misunderstandings About Assessment Of Learning | Contemporary Learning Design |

"Over the past two decades there has been a lot written, and much discussion, around the use effective use of assessment in the classroom.

Unfortunately many educators, particularly at the secondary school level, continue to cling tenaciously to “traditional” practices which are, at best ineffective and at worst, counterproductive to the goals of modern education.  Here are six common misconceptions about assessment and evaluation that we could stand to rethink."

Via Beth Dichter
Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 17, 2013 9:08 PM

Read the list below and see if you find yourself in one or more of these misunderstandings...and for more information on each click through to the post.

1. Assessment and evaluation are the same. 

2. Most assessment is summative. 

3. Assessment is one way communication, the teacher gives feedback on student work. 

4. Assessment is for grading purposes.

5. Student work should be given a grade or a mark. 

6. If assignments are late, a teacher should deduct points. 


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The Past & Future of Infographics

The Past & Future of Infographics | Contemporary Learning Design |

It could be argued that early caveman actually invented infographics.

It wasn’t until 1626, however, that infographics were published in the book Rosa Ursina Sive Sol by Christoph Scheiner. His illustrations clearly and concisely demonstrated the rotation patterns of the Sun. After that, infographics appeared regularly in a variety of other publications.


In the 1970’s, The Sunday Times, an award-winning British newspaper, began using infographics to make the news more interesting. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, other newspapers began following suit.


By the turn of the 21st century, new technologies emerged that enabled a host of companies to create infographics quickly and easily. Infographics slowly began making their way onto websites, in magazines, products and games...

Via Lauren Moss
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