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Heutagogy: designing for self-directed learners

Heutagogy: designing for self-directed learners | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
While acknowledging that the whole concept of self-determination – or ‘Google
learning’ as it has been called, pejoratively, in certain circles – is fraught with the potential for missing the point, being distracted into rabbit warrens or just getting bad information, we would like to emphasise that this is only a potential.

 

===> Any learning theory is only as good as the way in which it is applied and worked through, and we have seen it produce highly successful results where correctly applied, in the right circumstances. <===

 

Watch this space for chapter and verse, as we will soon be publishing case studies of several recent programmes that feature high levels of learner self-direction.

Learners are changing, learning is changing – and heutagogy can give important clues about rebalancing the burden of responsibilities and permissions in an always-on, networked, instructorless, post-course world.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=andragogy

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Heutagogy


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DPG plc's curator insight, November 25, 8:20 AM

The DPG Community is great example of making learning more open, networked and collaborative www.community.dpgplc.co.uk 

Tim Hopper's curator insight, November 25, 12:15 PM

Activity centred learning

Maria Persson's curator insight, Today, 3:53 PM

This definitely demands some attention. As an ever reflective practitioner of  teaching and learning I need to dig deeper when models and ways of thinking challenge those that I already hold as 'almost sacred'. 

 

Thank you for sharing this find! Looking forward to exploring. 

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Vocabulary expanders for English

Vocabulary expanders for English | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

Vocabulary expanders for English


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Deanya Lattimore Schempp's comment, November 5, 2:30 AM
Thanks for the link! I will be using these techniques as I continue to build my German vocabulary!
Deanya Lattimore Schempp's comment, November 5, 2:30 AM
Thanks for the link! I will be using these techniques as I continue to build my German vocabulary!
Jacob Broadhead's curator insight, November 7, 5:17 PM

Great idea for expanding vocabulary and in this case adjectives. Shows relationships in an organized way.

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Infographic | Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers | eSkills

Infographic | Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers | eSkills | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
View or download an 11x17 version of the "Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers" Infographic by Mentoring Minds.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Critical-Thinking

 


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Sana Sakale's curator insight, November 3, 5:16 AM

Steps towards 21 st Century  Critical Thinking

Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, November 5, 5:05 AM

Interesting infographic.

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Upgrade Your Brain: Resources for Coding Beginners

Upgrade Your Brain: Resources for Coding Beginners | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Coding is fast becoming the new standard of literacy. No matter who you are, your age or what you do for a living, it’s time to get on board.

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Coding

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 24, 8:55 AM
Coding is fast becoming the new standard of literacy. No matter who you are, your age or what you do for a living, it’s time to get on board.


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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/


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Promoting a Culture of Learning

Promoting a Culture of Learning | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Learning is a culture.

It starts as a culture with the students as human beings needing to understand their environment. And it ends as a culture with students taking what we give them and using it

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Siti Noraisha Mohamed Senin's curator insight, February 18, 11:02 PM

Create the culture of learning by giving room for students to apply what they have learnt without the fear of failing. Even when they do fail, instill in them the motivation to rise up once again. 

Kelly Craig's curator insight, February 20, 10:11 AM

"Show them - Help them - Let them"

smadar yona's curator insight, February 25, 3:37 PM

על זה בדיוק דברתי בשבוע שעבר,

זה מתחיל ביצירת תרבות למידה בין מורה לתלמיד פנים אל פנים מתוך אינטראקציה בינאישית וזה ממשיך לתהליכי למידה הוראה בשילוב דיגיטליות

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Work-Sheet Teachers Best Practices/HowTo

Work-Sheet Teachers Best Practices/HowTo | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

Possible instructions for educators on how they can work together with the learners… Knowing the tools for 21st Century Learning is primordial to give ===> quality courses. <===

 

 

 

Read more: http://gustmees.wordpress.com

 


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Gust MEES's comment, May 2, 2012 11:45 AM
Salut et un grand MERCI pour la Pub ;) Bonne journée :-)
Lyclic's comment, May 2, 2012 11:49 AM
Avec plaisir! On scoope que ce qui nous paraît pertinent!
Gust MEES's comment, May 2, 2012 4:25 PM
Salut,

Je ne vous décevrais pas, merci encore une fois ! Il y a de nouveaux projets en cours, bientôt. Mes nouveaux cours en anglais comment on peut apprendre la sécurité informatique en 5 minutes, pas à pas. Un tutoriel après l'autre de 5 minutes seulement.

Stay tuned ;) Le premier sortira ce soir encore... Votre "feedback" sera le bienvenu, critiques aussi bienvenus ainsi que des idées, si possible se sera fait :-)

Bonne soirée
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The 7 Transformational Concepts in The 21st Century Education

The 7 Transformational Concepts in The 21st Century Education | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

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Annie M Herbert's curator insight, January 15, 9:27 PM

Love the visual representation of the shifts.  They are, themselves, indicative of a shift.  Wonder if there is a poster or .pdf of this.  would be great to have as a reminder right next to my desk.  5 and 6, in particular, speak to Discovery Education's mission with STEM.

DECANOPOSTGRADO's curator insight, July 24, 3:51 PM

Visita http://facebook.com/hotelcasinointernacionalcucuta

... y a click en "ME GUSTA"

CIIDER's curator insight, July 26, 11:12 AM

La nueva educación...

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A New Year

A New Year | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
It’s a common tradition for people to come up with a new year’s resolution regarding their personal lives, but have you ever thought about creating a resolution for yourself as a teacher? For me, 2...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, December 30, 2013 8:53 AM

 

A MUST READ!!!

 

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The invisibility of teachers

The invisibility of teachers | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
The effects of reform on the teaching profession.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, December 28, 2013 11:42 AM

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/so-whats-the-change-for-teachers-in-21st-century-education/

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, December 28, 2013 11:45 AM

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/so-whats-the-change-for-teachers-in-21st-century-education/

 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 28, 2013 3:07 PM

It always struck me as odd when classroom teachers, students, and parents were silenced. This is often done through the threat of having a job for teachers. I simply did not care about that. If I had to give up what I believed to keep a job, it was not worth having.

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Find the Coaching in Criticism

Find the Coaching in Criticism | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

Your growth depends on your ability to pull value from criticism in spite of your natural responses and on your willingness to seek out even more advice and coaching from bosses, peers, and subordinates.

 

They may be good or bad at providing it, or they may have little time for it—but you are the most important factor in your own development. If you’re determined to learn from whatever feedback you get, no one can stop you.


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Shayne Swift's curator insight, December 27, 2013 5:10 PM

good tips for parents, students, administrators and teachers.

John E Smith's curator insight, July 5, 3:32 PM

Note the emphasis on the person being coached having an actual role in finding coaching ... much different from the idea of passively receiving coaching ...

Dmitry Naumov's curator insight, July 18, 11:17 PM

another one

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10 Apps For More Organized Project-Based Learning

10 Apps For More Organized Project-Based Learning | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
These 10 apps for iPad and Android will help you organize project-based learning in your classroom.

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Brains of different people respond in same way to music, Stanford study says

Brains of different people respond in same way to music, Stanford study says | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Do the brains of different people listening to the same piece of music actually respond in the same way?

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Innovation and risk: Putting an end to the fear of failure

Innovation and risk: Putting an end to the fear of failure | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
In Silicon Valley, technology entrepreneurs who fail often start over and create successful companies on the second or third try. Failure is seen as a...

 

The most important skills set for the 21st century is creative problem-solving and critical thinking. Our world is changing fast and the traditional career paths of the 20th Century no longer guarantee lifetime employment or security. Entrepreneurs develop resilience to adapt to changing conditions. And the development of the Internet offers a new generation of graduates the unparalleled possibility of founding a new company with a low capital investment – creating the fabric of tomorrow’s economy.

 

 That will only happen in Europe if our society embraces well-reasoned risk-taking, failure and entrepreneurship. To start down that path, we need to free a new generation of students from the notion that they should follow the dictates of their parents’ generation, for whom success meant working for a large company or in government. The company man and the bureaucrat are yesterday’s heros. Tomorrow’s are the inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs. It is those individuals who can carry the European economy out of its current crisis and into a brighter future.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 13, 2013 9:33 AM

 

The most important skills set for the 21st century is creative problem-solving and critical thinking. Our world is changing fast and the traditional career paths of the 20th Century no longer guarantee lifetime employment or security. Entrepreneurs develop resilience to adapt to changing conditions. And the development of the Internet offers a new generation of graduates the unparalleled possibility of founding a new company with a low capital investment – creating the fabric of tomorrow’s economy.

 

 That will only happen in Europe if our society embraces well-reasoned risk-taking, failure and entrepreneurship. To start down that path, we need to free a new generation of students from the notion that they should follow the dictates of their parents’ generation, for whom success meant working for a large company or in government. The company man and the bureaucrat are yesterday’s heros. Tomorrow’s are the inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs. It is those individuals who can carry the European economy out of its current crisis and into a brighter future.

 

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Live and Learn | Life Long Learning | Learning To Learn

Live and Learn | Life Long Learning | Learning To Learn | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Learning requires more than attending lectures and regurgitating what you’ve heard. In fact, learning requires an entirely new school of thought.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Learning+2+Learn

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Life-Long-Learning

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 15, 1:03 AM
Learning requires more than attending lectures and regurgitating what you’ve heard. In fact, learning requires an entirely new school of thought.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Learning+2+Learn


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Life-Long-Learning


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Curiosity Prepares the Brain for Better Learning

Curiosity Prepares the Brain for Better Learning | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
A new study from the University of California, Davis, suggests that when our curiosity is piqued, changes in the brain ready us to learn not only about the subject at hand, but incidental information, too.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Better+Learning

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 1, 5:38 PM
A new study from the University of California, Davis, suggests that when our curiosity is piqued, changes in the brain ready us to learn not only about the subject at hand, but incidental information, too.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Better+Learning


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Project-Based Learning vs. Problem-Based Learning vs. X-BL

Project-Based Learning vs. Problem-Based Learning vs. X-BL | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
In the first of two parts, guest blogger John Larmer of the Buck Institute for Education clears up any confusion on the difference between project-based learning, problem-based learning, and whatever-else-based learning.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PBL

 


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 28, 8:34 AM

Problem-Based Learning vs. Project-Based Learning

Because they have the same acronym, we get a lot of questions about the similarities and differences between the two PBLs.

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, September 29, 2:48 PM

Excelente comparativo de PBL's para serem analisados diante de cada desafio de resultados de aprendizagem. #avancee

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 9, 9:35 AM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, July 22, 11:05 PM

This includes a link to 50 apps, too.  

Al Post's curator insight, July 27, 12:38 PM

A good reminder of tried & true strategies!

Tammy Goldring's curator insight, September 28, 9:36 AM

Great Visual!

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Think Pedagogy First, Technology Second - TeachThought

Think Pedagogy First, Technology Second - TeachThought | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

From TeachThoght blog:
"We’ve talked before about the role of technology in the learning process–mainly because we’re still trying to–as a field, industry, and culture–come to grips with its pitfalls and potential.

* The stages of technology integration:
http://www.teachthought.com/technology/4-stages-the-integration-of-technology-in-learning/  
 

* And the right and the wrong way to use technology for learning.
http://www.teachthought.com/technology/the-right-and-wrong-way-to-use-technology-for-learning/
 

* Tips for smarter technology use.
http://www.teachthought.com/technology/5-secrets-for-smarter-education-technology-integration/"
 

"Clearly this is a topic that’s on the minds of educators that want the best for students, but also want to resist reckless, en vogue adoption.

In that context, the following infographic from Krista Moroder offers another simple piece of advice: thinking pedagogy first, technology second. We might revise that statement to include other approaches beyond pedagogy–including heutagogy, giving us something like “Think learning goals first, technology second,” you get the idea.

Technology is a tool–a platform, a tactic, a strategy, and a space, but–unless you’re teaching a technology class–never an end.

You can find an editable version of the graphic (under CC licensing) here: https://docs.google.com/a/sjsu.edu/drawings/d/1FjgMrO6d_3B6NBFLhteCjP5EGWaZymOYIRrWtJLt8PY/edit  

For full post, please click on title above or here:
http://www.teachthought.com/technology/think-pedagogy-first-technology-second/   

 


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Rachel Vartanian's curator insight, March 28, 4:40 PM

EdTech is about education: student learning and outcomes. 

Jimena Acebes Sevilla's curator insight, August 18, 8:33 PM

Primero la pedagogía, después la tecnología.

Stéphane Bataillard's curator insight, August 24, 1:26 PM

A méditer...

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Cartoon Kevin | Cartoon HEROES

Cartoon Kevin | Cartoon HEROES | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
100 self-portraits in 100 different animation styles by cartoonist and animator Kevin McShane. How many can you recognize?

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Monica MIRZA's curator insight, January 29, 9:17 AM

"[...] Based on real-world cartoonist and animator Kevin McShane [on the above photograph], Cartoon Kevin has found his way into the work of almost every significant animator and animation studio from Windsor McCay to Walt Disney, from Osamu Tekuza to Pixar [...]"

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Twisted by Mc Shane these characters might prove useful to train EFL students so they may practise comparison, portrait describing, likesf & dislikes, etc...

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How to Use Hangouts in the Classroom

How to Use Hangouts in the Classroom | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Here’s a list of some ways to use Google Hangouts in the classroom.

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, December 31, 2013 11:28 PM

Great stuff that every teacher should know about.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 2, 4:56 PM

Amazing

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 6, 6:01 PM

Teachers can start using Hangouts simply by setting up a Google+ page and signing up for the Hangout feature. They can conduct virtual classrooms at a number of places; it allows a teacher to teach up to 10 classrooms at the same time. It makes classes interactive and students can ask questions whenever they want. They can use it to connect their classroom with other classrooms or to connect their students with experts across the world, providing them with connected learning experiences. There are many ways in which teachers and students can derive benefits from using Hangouts in the classroom.

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21st Century Skills and Competences for New Millennium Learners in OECD Countries [PDF]


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Gust MEES's curator insight, December 29, 2013 10:53 AM

 

A MUST READ!!!

 

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Education Should Be About Preparing for Tomorrow

Education Should Be About Preparing for Tomorrow | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
We need to have higher expectations for ourselves as educators, parents, and policymakers; and we need to have higher expectations for our students -- they will meet the bar wherever it is set.

 

To address this challenge we must revolutionize what we teach, how we teach and how we measure the results. Fundamental and rapid change is necessary -- now, not sometime in the future. Solving our nation's education crisis will take commitment and investment in proven approaches to project-based learning.

 

We have to convert our thinking from maximizing content coverage and "teaching to the test" to using methods that help students understand the applications of what they learn.

 

===> We must help students develop problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills -- skills that will prepare them to compete in the global economy. <===

 


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Ana Magno's curator insight, December 30, 2013 6:37 PM

Senti na pele o que me faltou na educação que recebi. Desejo que as coisas mudem e que os alunos de hoje saiam das escolas realmente preparados para enfrentar o futuro.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 2, 12:14 PM

We have to educate in ways today that prepare students and teachers for the world they live now and tomorrow. We seem to lack the will and the leadership. We have talking head syndrome. The best job an educator could have is to be in the classroom, not be a principal.

Annie M Herbert's curator insight, January 9, 2:27 PM

While short, it is a great motivational piece to read.  The project-based learning is the way of the new Science standards too.

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What’s Our Vision for the Future of Learning?

What’s Our Vision for the Future of Learning? | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Author David Price writes: "If schools are coming into direct competition with the learning opportunities available in the informal social space, it has to be said that this is a pressure, which barely registers within the political discourse.

 

In the following pages, Price describes three cases across the globe — in London, Sydney, San Diego — that have mapped a vision that answers the questions above. Here’s what they have in common:

 

- By insisting that their teachers and mentors share their learning, all three have de-privatized teaching and learning.

 

- By opening up the commons, and by designing workspaces without walls, they have brought Edison’s ‘machine-shop culture’ into education.

 

- By bringing into the commons, experts, parents and investors, they have given an authenticity to the work of their students that is impossible to simulate in an enclosed classroom.

 

- By modelling collaborative working to their students they have fostered the peer learning which is at the heart of ‘open’.

 

- By emphasizing adult and real-world connections, they ensure that students are preparing for the world beyond school by being in that world.

 

- By making their expertise and intellectual property freely available, they have created high demand from their peers and ensured that knowledge travels fast.

 

- By seeing technology not simply as an aide to learning but as the imperative for change, they ensure that their programs are relevant to societal needs and societal shifts.

 

- By trusting in their staff and students, and by giving them freedom and responsibility in equal measure, they have fostered a culture of learning that rewards respectful challenge, shuns unnecessary deference, and therefore constantly stays in motion.

 


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Carol Rine's curator insight, January 3, 11:59 AM
Wondering what is on the horizon for education.... Significant upheaval, hacking our own learning, and the ability by our students to learn by....
compiling their own learning playlist, putting together units of study that appeal to their passions, (and) the one-size-fits-all model of high school will appear alarmingly anachronistic... Great quote by the Singapore Minister of Eduction -- “The educational paradigm of our parents’ generation, which emphasized the transmission of knowledge, is quickly being overtaken by a very different paradigm. This new concept of educational success focuses on the nurturing of key skills and competencies such as the ability to seek, to curate and to synthesize information; to create and innovate; to work in diverse cross-cultural teams; as well as to appreciate global issues within the local context.”
María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 14, 4:46 AM

Very nice sharing. Thanks

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 14, 1:43 PM

Sometimes what is most obvious is what we do not see readily. Whitehead suggested this was the case, but other, including the Buddha and Jesus, said similar things. We need to examine what we are doing, be aware of what we want from education. This takes leadership that moves away from easy, facile ways of doing things with 7 habits, 4 methods, etc. and makes real and meaningful change.

 

We simply cannot continue to add more changes without removing some of the architecture that currently exists. This includes with technology.

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Ordinary skin cells morphed into functional brain cells

Scientists at CWRU School of Medicine discover new technique that holds promise for the treatment of multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy.

 

Researchers at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine have discovered a technique that directly converts skin cells to the type of brain cells destroyed in patients with multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and other so-called myelin disorders.

 

This discovery appears today in the journal Nature Biotechnology ("Transcription factor–mediated reprogramming of fibroblasts to expandable, myelinogenic oligodendrocyte progenitor cells").This breakthrough now enables "on demand" production of myelinating cells, which provide a vital sheath of insulation that protects neurons and enables the delivery of brain impulses to the rest of the body.

 

In patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy (CP), and rare genetic disorders called leukodystrophies, myelinating cells are destroyed and cannot be replaced.



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Why your brain loves music

Why your brain loves music | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
New neuroscience study sets out to explain why in some respects music offers the same sort of pleasure as a really good thriller.

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Natalia Smith's curator insight, April 7, 6:40 PM

An interesting article on why loving music is a great thing for your minds health! A must read. 

Anna Fabo's curator insight, April 18, 7:00 AM

Podreu descobrir que diuen els últims estudis sobre el perquè el nostre cervell li agrada tant la música.

Natalie Gaskins's curator insight, May 11, 2:18 PM

One day, I would love to venture into the field that connects Neuroscience with Music and that is why this article caught my attention right away. I admit to listening to certain songs and having to completely stop whatever I am doing because it was THAT good. I always wondered why that is and why certain sounds that we hear trigger emotions, or stimulation in our brains. I can agree with what the writer said in that we set up expectations in our brains with familiar styles of music and loved to be deceived when the music takes a different direction.I also agree that it is no longer enjoyable when the music goes too astray from what my brain wanted. It just gets annoying that way! It keeps excitement in the song and makes you try to anticipate what is going to happen next. It is a way to keep the listener attentive. I know that when I song is too predictable, it quickly looses my attention. As a songwriter, I feel that this is very crucial when writing. We have to keep the audience engaged at all times. This is also why artists make certain line-up choices while performing at a gig. I thought it odd that we get a different level of satisfaction when we have paid for the music and are then anticipating the surprise. Very odd. 

I would love to venture deeper into these studies and unlock more neurological secrets. Knowledge like this can help sell music.