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A Whitehall unit has been set up to look at how children can be taught by computers that use algorithms to pace work according to the ability of the individual. Hancock's move echoes the work of Sugata Mitra, whose 1999 Hole in the Wall experiment championed the ability of children to use technology to effectively to teach themselves and retain information.
A Whitehall unit has been set up to look at how children can be taught by computers that use algorithms to pace work according to the ability of the individual.
Hancock's move echoes the work of Sugata Mitra, whose 1999 Hole in the Wall experiment championed the ability of children to use technology to effectively to teach themselves and retain information.
danah boyd (she doesn’t capitalize her name) is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and a Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center, where she looks at how young people use social media as part of their everyday lives. She has a new book out called It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, and she’s made it available as a free PDF. On her website she writes, “I didn’t write this book to make money. I wrote this book to reach as wide of an audience as I possibly could.
Well, you only have to flip through a selection of adult courses and note the way that the same, relatively limited set of topics resurface again and again: friends and family, home and neighbourhood, leisure activities, travel, shopping and...
Traditional methods do not suit modern classrooms, expert says
Professor Fullan identifies them as the root of the problem. But he stresses that the new methods of teaching he describes take teachers beyond being “mere facilitators” to becoming “partners” who recognise the “importance of proactively learning alongside students”.
“Through such partnering, teachers not only become learners themselves, but also begin to see learning through the eyes of their students,” he writes.
“This ‘visibility’ is essential if teachers are to continuously challenge students to reach for the next step.”
The report acknowledges that many of the teaching strategies it describes have been “advocated for at least a century by the likes of Dewey, Piaget, Montessori and Vygotsky”.
But it says that today’s conditions means they are now being widely embraced: “
Through the combination of the ‘push’ of traditional schooling that fails to keep students or teachers engaged, and the ‘pull’ of new pedagogies unleashed through digital access, the transformation of education systems on a broad scale becomes not only possible, but inevitable.”
Mobile technology is changing the face of education, and opening up new opportunities for both teachers and learners. In this post, I give 20 reasons why iPads in particular are becoming indispensable tools for English ...