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Welcome to this instalment of Clean Slate, my initiative to scrap school and start all over again. Today we will look at how best to structure a school, so I hope you're sitting comfortably and you...
Professor Jill Jameson's insight:
Judith Kingstone reflects on the ways in which the whole notion of schooling and learning through school might be restructured. Reminds me somewhat of Ivan Illich's book 'Deschooling Society' (1971) and perhaps also the vision articulated by A.S. Neill in Summerhill : interestingly idealistic and perhaps achievable at specialist local levels but possibly lacking grounded application in terms of wider practicability at larger scale?
Interesting - 21st education most powerful transformational concepts explored - not sure it's quite so straightforward as there being only a summary of seven (what about the trend from public to private education, what about competition and marketisation?), but it's a useful start.
This series of three sessions is intended to generate discussion about educational theory and practice. Whilst each session stands alone, the programme is de...
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An interesting and thoughtful video that explores the link between learning and renewal/growth - which Giles describes as "an innate feature of human experience ... about thriving not just surviving." Giles uses the word 'natality' to discuss the question of learning in a social context, observing that humans experience lifelong 'relational embodiment' in birth and new growth throughout their lives in a cyclical sense. He says that 'the implications of this are quite far-reaching' in terms of how we perceive learning - he perceives the process as spiral ongoing 'sense of belonging' which is 'not a one-off in early infancy' but carries on across the whole of the lifespan. Food for thought, especially as regards adult learning ......
"Wondering about the latest releases in the world of educational technology? Well I have compiled my usual bi-weekly round-up of the major web tools you might need to know about. The websites below, besides being new here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, they also have some educational potential that you, teachers and educators, might capitalize on.
As you know by now, the titles I include in these lists are all web tools that I have come across in my daily online meandering. Each time I stumble upon a good tool that one of my fellow bloggers reviewed, I add it to my bookrmaking list till I end up having a "meaty" collection for you. You can also check the previous posts I have featured here before in this page. http://ow.ly/lLlcZ ; "
The single most innovative concept in education is at least 100 years old Quartz There's a whisper in the air. The long-awaited reform in education, they report, is finally here. The proposed solution?
"In their attempts to establish a 1:1 program for the year 6 class, St Oliver Plunket has recently held a series of workshops in order to develop their students skills before they were officially given management of their very own devices.
The workshops were particularly centered around teaching students about some tips and tricks for managing their iPad, email etiquette, successful searching and copyright and creative commons. I personally was thrilled by the efforts these people from St Oliver are putting into making their 1:1 program a success and I hope other schools would do the same."
"After humming and hawing I decided that my third instructional design/learning themed infographic would be the Principles of Adult Learning. Now, I will be honest and say that while I knew a few principles (adults have experience, adults like control over their learning experiences, etc.) I was lacking in my overall knowledge in that area. Creating an infographic is a great cure to this. I need to research, read articles and gather the appropriate information. Then I have to boil it down to its most simple form and try to find visuals that represent what I am trying to communicate. Anyways, it’s a good learning process.
"thought I would jump online and quickly find the “list” of the 6 adult learning principles, or whatever. No such list exists. After much reading I have come to find out that there is no actual official consensus on what the principles of adult learning are. Many are generally agreed upon, but there is still much theoretical debate going on for each proposed principle.
"So here’s my disclaimer: there is no proven adult learning theory and the information in the infographic below is subject to much debate and differing opinions."
Social learning theories regarding the 'community as the curriculum' can be applied - citing the description here for this interesting book: "This short book is intended as a companion piece to a course giving learners and instructors a framework within which they can see their community of learners as the curriculum of their course."
I’m both in awe and encouraged at the current trend of teacher-led professional learning occurring across our country. Our nations’ teachers are taking control of their own learning and are using a wide variety of social media platforms to do so.