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Rethinking Education: Self-Directed Learning Fits the Digital Age

Rethinking Education: Self-Directed Learning Fits the Digital Age | Education | Scoop.it

Is the one-size-fits-all, top-down classroom a misfit for the Digital Age? 

 

Standards-based education is ruining the way educators teach and children learn. Education should not be about teaching to the next level in education and vocation and yet, that is exactly what our current school system is designed to do.

 

Our goal should be to foster a love of learning for learning sake. Learning is not something that we should force onto our children to ensure they go to college and get a good job. True learning is intrinsically motivated and the reward is knowledge.

 


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Owning the experience of discovery, especially as it pertains to learning about a situation or topic, results in a deeper understanding of the situation. 

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Amirah Tucker's curator insight, March 10, 2014 8:54 PM

I agree that the school systems should foster a love of learning for learning sake. Learning shouldn't be forced onto our children to ensure they go to college and get a good job, but this is what society and the school system has created for such a long period of time. Today, we are taught that a bachelor's degree is the new high school diploma, and that most employers will look for candidates who have a master's degree or higher. This puts so much pressure on children even at early ages that in the back of their minds, they don't get the chance to love learning or even explore their passions, yet they are forced to choose a career that will help them succeed and pay them well.

Bianca Partyka's curator insight, March 31, 2014 2:39 PM

I also think there is no limit to using technology in the classroom. I think every student learns differently and integrating technology in the classroom can help students find new means of studying that works well for them. I agree that teaching students to test them all the the same level is not the way to go about it. I think that it is "destroying our youth" and causing them to be high anxiety. 

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Leaning towards the digital age is very important for education, because students have recently begun to center their lives around such devices like iPads, computers, and phones. This article explains the slow advances towards the use of computers and other devices that not only make our lives easier through communication, but can also do so very well through education.

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12 Findings on Mind, Brain & Education

12 Findings on Mind, Brain & Education | Education | Scoop.it
Mind, Brain, and Education is the first in a nine paper series from JFF called Students at the Center.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 19, 2014 6:48 PM

We are constantly changing the world and it is constantly changing us.

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How does education work inside the mind?

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MBE helps us understand how deeply emotion and other environmental factors affect learning - something teachers have known for years but now have science to back it up!

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Building Trust & Creating Clear Communication with Parents ...

Building Trust & Creating Clear Communication with Parents ... | Education | Scoop.it
Building Trust & Creating Clear Communication with Parents #edchat #flipclass @Sophia. This entry was posted on May 21, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment. Being a private school teacher, I often get, “oh, ...
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How IDEO Helped the San Francisco Unified School District Redesign its Food System

How IDEO Helped the San Francisco Unified School District Redesign its Food System | Education | Scoop.it
In September 2013, the San Francisco Board of Education expressed unanimous enthusiasm for the redesign proposed by IDEO and the school district, clearing the path for the new vision of student-centered lunch to take root.
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How to teach your children the power of a positive attitude

How to teach your children the power of a positive attitude | Education | Scoop.it
How to teach your children the power of a positive attitude (How to teach your children the power of a positive attitude http://t.co/TKUAz5g0VP via @sharethis)...

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Brain Injury Turns Man Into Math Genius  : DNews

Brain Injury Turns Man Into Math Genius   : DNews | Education | Scoop.it
A man with a traumatic brain injury developed the remarkable ability to see the world mathematically.
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Great Educational Tools for Special Education Teachers

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Explore the advantages of information technology to make the process of studying and teaching more interesting and effective.
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Why Neglecting Math Can Be Hazardous To Your Life

Why Neglecting Math Can Be Hazardous To Your Life | Education | Scoop.it
Last year, more than 510,000 international students took part in survey focusing on mathematics. Of the 65 countries involved, the US ranked 36th — a poor result that points to the growing problem of innumeracy.
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Ready For Some Good News? U.S. Graduation Rate Hits 80 Percent For First Time Ever | NEA Today

Ready For Some Good News? U.S. Graduation Rate Hits 80 Percent For First Time Ever | NEA Today | Education | Scoop.it
By Tim Walker For the first time in U.S. history, the nation’s high school graduation rate rose above 80 percent in 2012, and the 90 percent milestone may be
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3 Ways Talking to Autistic Adults Can Make You a Better Teacher

3 Ways Talking to Autistic Adults Can Make You a Better Teacher | Education | Scoop.it
Experts are everywhere. Michael Scott Monje Jr. shares with us three ways learning from autistic adults will help you become a better educator and a better person.
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Hero Student Goes Off On Bad Teacher After Getting Kicked Out of Class

Hero Student Goes Off On Bad Teacher After Getting Kicked Out of Class | Education | Scoop.it
Fed up with being given yet another unimaginative packet of worksheets to mindlessly fill out in lieu of an actual lesson, one high school student from Duncanville, Texas, tells his teacher as much, and is kicked out for it.
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Learn more about Education with Learnist's broad collection of curated knowledge. | Learnist Share what you know!
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7 Skills students need for their future - YouTube

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Using Pinterest in Higher Education marketing to... | Alun John of Marketing Tom

Using Pinterest in Higher Education marketing to... | Alun John of Marketing Tom | Education | Scoop.it
Using Pinterest in Higher Education marketing to engage a student audience (via Smart Insights) (Photo: Using Pinterest in Higher Education marketing to engage a student audience (via Smart Insights) http://t.co/0ZwNWgmqb6)...
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Louis C.K. Takes Aim at Common Core | Blog, Perspectives | BillMoyers.com

Louis C.K. Takes Aim at Common Core | Blog, Perspectives | BillMoyers.com | Education | Scoop.it
The comedian tweeted that his daughter used to love math but now hates it, thanks to the new education standards.
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How to teach kids to share

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However, sharing does not always come naturally to all children. How can parents teach this crucial lesson and raise their children to be caring adults? Try these tips.
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(1) Ideas: What software is best for mapping the logic of an idea on a global scale? - Quora

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Google Debuts Free Tool Classroom for Teachers

Google Debuts Free Tool Classroom for Teachers | Education | Scoop.it
Google today launched a new free tool called Classroom as part of its Google Apps for Education suite.
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De Blasio Ends 5-Year Dispute With Teachers Union

De Blasio Ends 5-Year Dispute With Teachers Union | Education | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City and its largest teachers union struck a deal on a new contract Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced, ending a nearly five-year labor dispute and potentially setting a template for negotiations with the city's o...
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Upside Down Day: Rare and Wonderful Vintage Children’s Book by the Head of NASA’s Public Affairs Office

Upside Down Day: Rare and Wonderful Vintage Children’s Book by the Head of NASA’s Public Affairs Office | Education | Scoop.it
An ode to those times when everything seems backwards.

In 1968, less than a year before the iconic NASA moon landing, a charming children
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Nostalgic and imaginative. This children's book reminds me of Dr. Seuss.  

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Six Vintage-Inspired Animations on Critical Thinking

Six Vintage-Inspired Animations on Critical Thinking | Education | Scoop.it
A field guide to the art and science of the solid argument.

Australian outfit Bridge 8, who have the admirable mission of devising "creat
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What’s the Worst Thing a Teacher Ever Said to You?

What’s the Worst Thing a Teacher Ever Said to You? | Education | Scoop.it
Tuesday was National Teacher Day, and in honor of the occasion, the National Education Association and other groups encouraged people to thank educators. They suggested you update your Facebook profile to express your appreciation and use the hashtag #ThankATeacher on Twitter. Now that we’ve thanked the good teachers, it’s time...
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