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The Translational Design of Schools - An Evidence-Based Approach to Aligning Pedagogy and Learning Environments - SensePublishers

The Translational Design of Schools - An Evidence-Based Approach to Aligning Pedagogy and Learning Environments - SensePublishers | Education Matters | Scoop.it
“ Sense Publishers is an international academic publishing house. Read more about: The Translational Design of Schools.”
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Terry Byers's curator insight, January 22, 4:26 PM

 

Another empirical study, co-authored with Wesley Imms, has just been published in Kenn Fisher's recent edited book "The Translational Design of School: An Evidence-Based Approach to Aligning Pedagogy and Learning Environments".

 

Key findings

1. The layout of the physical learning environment can influence how teachers and students use digital technology.

2. A shift from a convention unimodal front focal point (i.e. teacher whiteboard or Interactive White Board) to a 360-degree polycentric layout (i.e. many focal points around the room) correlates with a shift from away from teacher-centric to more a student-centric pedagogical model.

3. The application of a withdrawal (ABA) single-subject design was able to evaluate a spatial intervention, while working within the confines of a schooling environment.

4. Empirical evidence suggests that if you disrupt the norms of a conventional classroom layout, this can equate to enhanced pedagogical use and effectiveness of digital technology. 

 

 

evidence suggests you disrupt the norms of the conventional layout = enhanced pedagogical use of dig tech

 
 
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The Secret of ...

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The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new!


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Words of wisdom in the lead up to the A4LE #Exchange conference being held in Melbourne starting 29th May!
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Ian Berry's curator insight, April 30, 10:15 PM
We are in the midst of perhaps the biggest shift away from status quo that no longer serves humanity in history. Socrates advice of old is a key to embracing the new
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Schools Should Teach Kids To Think, Not Memorize

Schools Should Teach Kids To Think, Not Memorize | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Fourth-grader Scout is struggling to keep her composure during a parent-teacher conference as the teacher expounds upon the character-building aspects of having failed a math quiz. She fixes her tearf
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Can't wait for this film to be screened in Australia. It is sure to provoke debate and conversation about how to change the current education system to promote the development of soft skills in students.

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10 Signs of a 21st Century Classroom

10 Signs of a 21st Century Classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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Why are so many college students failing to gain job skills before graduation?

Why are so many college students failing to gain job skills before graduation? | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Two recent studies found that the majority of college graduates do not have the complex reasoning skills needed in today's workplace.


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Interesting to see the difference in employee perceptions versus graduate perceptions! But this does raise serious questions as to how students learn at Uni.

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Daniel Tan's curator insight, March 26, 2015 9:40 PM

Same conclusions of earlier works by Levy - convergence of disparate data points of independent work and studies.

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America as 100 College Students

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A great infographic that distills US higher ed student demographics and characteristics into a representative 100 students.
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Interesting learning environment stats!
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How Brazil Plans to Teach a Million People English Before the Rio Olympics | WIRED

How Brazil Plans to Teach a Million People English Before the Rio Olympics | WIRED | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Enio Ohmaye credits his success to the fact that he learned English at an early age. Now, he's working to ensure other young Brazilians have the same opportunity.
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WOW! Online education and MOOCS planning to change education culture in Brazil ahead of Olympics. Ambitious and visionary.
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The Flipped Class Demystified

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“ A student-centered pedagogy is about the desire to create a more active learning environment both inside and outside the classroom. In this model, students engage in learning that goes beyond the assimilation of given information to the application of skills and construction of knowledge.”
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Professors argue for a new online learning model in Teaching Crowds book

Professors argue for a new online learning model in Teaching Crowds book | Education Matters | Scoop.it
“ Why learn from a teacher or a tired old formal institution when you can learn from an online crowd? A couple of AU profs explore this question in their new book, Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media.”
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Best of both worlds: online lectures and on-campus active learning!
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Inaugural 'maker' summit attendees rethink modern higher education

Inaugural 'maker' summit attendees rethink modern higher education | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The Maker Movement—a subculture that encourages DIY and hands-on projects—is gaining steam in higher education as a way to deliver project-based learning that is self-directed, self-guided, purposeful, and fun. The inaugural Higher Education Maker Summit discussed how to incorporate the maker experience in education, from preschool to beyond.
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Evidence Based Design Journal

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"Issue 01 of the EBD journal is essential reading for anyone developing a new aged care facility, or remodelling an existing one. Containing globally relevant, detailed case studies, evidence based design strategies, and articles about future trends, the Aged Care Issue of EBD Journal will assist you with brief development, design and facility management"
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Why you should care about gamification in higher education

Why you should care about gamification in higher education | Education Matters | Scoop.it
When video games were added to classroom instruction in various undergraduate courses, students in classes using the games scored significantly higher than classes that did not.
Via Alberto Acereda, Ph.D., Jeffrey Jablonski, Ph.D., Peter Bryant
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Tony Guzman's curator insight, August 19, 2014 1:20 PM

Excellent infographic on the value of adding gamification ideas into your courses.

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10 Great Critical Thinking Activities That Engage Your Students

10 Great Critical Thinking Activities That Engage Your Students | Education Matters | Scoop.it
“How can students own their learning with critical thinking activities they’ll really love? Allowing our students to take stands on issues that matter to them engages the classroom in a way that fosters great critical thinking. Who? What? Why? When? Where? How? When they can relate these questions to themselves and exercise personal self-reflection, we build community and “heart-centered” learning.”
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Nice range of workshop activities that could be adopted in class!
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Who? What? Why? When? Where? How? 10 ways to engage students in critical thinking
Frances Foote's curator insight, June 15, 12:14 PM

These activities allow scholars to take ownership of their learning. In these activities scholars will take stands on issues and make relevant connections to self, text and world.

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The Future of School? "Most Likely to Succeed" Offers Ideas

The Future of School? "Most Likely to Succeed" Offers Ideas | Education Matters | Scoop.it
A new documentary film, "Most Likely to Succeed," examines ways can improve schools and teaching to better prepare students for a future of rapid, almost unimaginable change.
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This film is causing a stir in the USA but the education issues are just as relevant here in Australia. Even my Y12 son recognizes that VCE is a strategic 'game' of learning rather than equipping him with soft skills that will be of benefit at university and beyond.

 

Another thought bubble revolves around how we might design our schools differently if we designed them to foster the type of learning demonstrated at High Tech High.

 

Can't wait to see the film screened in Australia.

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Digital storytelling handbook

“This handbook is a product of the Digital Commonwealth project which sought to facilitate a creative response to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. However, the handbook is designed to be of use to a wider range of individuals, community groups and third sector organisations interested in using digital media (blogs, audio, video and social media) to tell their stories. Please use and share!”
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TWCLibrary's curator insight, March 19, 2015 6:02 PM

A fantastic resource!

Ariana Amorim's curator insight, March 25, 2015 12:31 PM

http://digitalcommonwealth.co.uk/2014/09/18/handbook-of-digital-storytelling/

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, April 21, 2015 2:10 AM

Always useful to have first-hand reference to enhance methodology... worth reading!

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Flipped Classroom Pilot Results in 14.5 Percent Fewer DFW Grades — Emerging Education Technologies

Flipped Classroom Pilot Results in 14.5 Percent Fewer DFW Grades — Emerging Education Technologies | Education Matters | Scoop.it
“ Over the course of 2014, flipped instruction techniques were utilized in 2 sections of 3 different courses at The College of Westchester, in an effort to assess this increasingly popular instructional methodology. The techniques were applied limitedly – the expectation was that 30% to 50% of the course material would be delivered using flipped teaching and learning methods.”
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Compelling evidence.
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To Flip or Not to Flip Your Classroom

To Flip or Not to Flip Your Classroom | Education Matters | Scoop.it
“ What would you do if all of your students read the textbook and studied online lecture videos BEFORE each class? This would enable you to shift the focus of classroom time to higher order thinking and application of knowledge. This is not a dream but can be a reality in your classroom. It has been a reality for me ever since I started flipping my classes.”
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Changing the way we teach

This engineering professor's motto? Everybody learns by doing. How one class got students off Facebook and into learning.
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Insightful student perspective on active learning. Adds weight to why we should have more active classrooms on university campuses.
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15 things that you really should know about presentations


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, December 6, 2014 5:32 AM

The content of this slide presentation is actually an infographic with data about 15 most important things you need to know when you are getting your presentation ready.


Willem Kuypers's curator insight, December 7, 2014 2:02 AM

Quelques faits très intéressants sur les présentations. 

Jose Pietri's curator insight, December 8, 2014 3:59 AM

Review all modules with these assertions in mind.

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5 Lessons That Business Leaders Could Learn From Academics

5 Lessons That Business Leaders Could Learn From Academics | Education Matters | Scoop.it
“ Researchers frame questions, recognize solutions and structure teams in ways that businesses could profitably emulate.”
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Beyond PowerPoint & Keynote: The 20 Best Apps to Create and Share Presentations

Beyond PowerPoint & Keynote: The 20 Best Apps to Create and Share Presentations | Education Matters | Scoop.it
From school classrooms to Apple product launches, slideshow presentations have quickly become the standard accompaniment to lectures. You can't give a speech without a slideshow, it seems. And they all feel same. Presentations are dominated by Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple Keynote, apps that are all but omnipresent.
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Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, November 14, 2014 8:49 AM

Today's the day for more tools for presentations

Bob Connelly's comment, November 29, 2014 7:45 PM
Great list of tools! I am going to take a closer look at SlideDog
Dr. Jacqui Cyrus's curator insight, January 15, 2015 7:25 AM

Teacher Resource: For UG introduction to presentation tools

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This University Teaches You No Skills—Just a New Way to Think

This University Teaches You No Skills—Just a New Way to Think | Education Matters | Scoop.it
At a time when higher education is being pressured to focus on job preparation, a new university rejects that idea entirely. Instead, it teaches students how to think and communicate. “We wanted them to have the intellectual tools to succeed at jobs that don’t exist yet.”
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Love it! Would love a year studying Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking and Communication Skills. Will be interesting to see if this takes off.
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Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media

Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media | Education Matters | Scoop.it
“In Teaching Crowds, Dron and Anderson introduce a new model for understanding and exploiting the pedagogical potential of Web-based technologies, one that rests on connections — on networks and collectives — rather than on separations. Recognizing that online learning both demands and affords new models of teaching and learning, the authors show how learners can engage with social media platforms to create an unbounded field of emergent connections. These connections empower learners, allowing them to draw from one another’s expertise to formulate and fulfill their own educational goals. In an increasingly networked world, developing such skills will, they argue, better prepare students to become self-directed, lifelong learners.”
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Luigina Sgarro's curator insight, September 26, 2014 1:59 PM

C'è un potenziale di apprezzamento nei Social Media?

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, September 29, 2014 10:43 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

Ellen Trottier Stender's curator insight, February 4, 2015 8:15 PM

In my lifetime, I can't imagine what it's like not to work with a team or a committee or workgroup. We are taught to accept the team model to help us gain new perspectives which can help with innovation.

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Foldit Gamers Solve Riddle of HIV Enzyme within 3 Weeks

Foldit Gamers Solve Riddle of HIV Enzyme within 3 Weeks | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The online game poses protein-folding puzzles, and participants provided insights recently that solved the structure of an enzyme involved in reproduction of HIV
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Ok, this news is 3 years old, but still worth reminding ourselves of the power of collaboration. And gaming.
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