A couple of weeks ago I posted here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning two posts on self-directed learning : The Basics of Self-directed Learning, and 14 Technology-related Concepts every Teacher should Know about. Today I am adding another new resource on self directed learning I just came across in teachthought blog. This is basically a work realized by Barbara under the title Staged Self Directed Learning Model.
In a wide-ranging consideration of 21st century education, Noam Chomsky argues that much of what passes for education reform is 'a way of turning the population into a bunch of imbeciles.' (Noam Chomsky on Democracy and Education in the 21st Century...
"As the world continues to change, technology continues to change as well. Not only is it important for us as educators to teach our students how to use technology, but it is even more important for us to use it in a way that is seamlessly integrated so our students can learn the content, material, and skills that they need to learn. This is Education Technology Integration. "
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"No, what makes coming to school “worth it” is the collaborative learning experience—or in his words, the “opportunity to engage in a fantastic dialogue, trialogue, multilogue with a fantastically varied assortment of consciousnesses.” Indeed, the teacher facilitates and instructs and the books are the springboard from which conversations and teachable moments are launched. But Kahn believes classrooms become magical because of the relationships we nurture and the conversations we have. "
Via John Evans