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What’s Our Vision for the Future of Learning?

What’s Our Vision for the Future of Learning? | Experiential Learning | 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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Initiatives such as these are grand experiments worth following and studying. 

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Carol Rine's curator insight, January 3, 2014 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, 2014 4:46 AM

Very nice sharing. Thanks

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 14, 2014 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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Lifelong Learning is the Most Crucial Educational Mindset | Edudemic

Lifelong Learning is the Most Crucial Educational Mindset | Edudemic | Experiential Learning | Scoop.it
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Why Curiosity Enhances Learning

Why Curiosity Enhances Learning | Experiential Learning | Scoop.it

A neurological study has shown that curiosity makes our brains more receptive for learning, and that as we learn, we enjoy the sensation of learning.

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curiosity is good for you! who knew?

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Curiosity as a 21st Century Leadership Practice

Curiosity as a 21st Century Leadership Practice | Experiential Learning | Scoop.it

Obvious Choice welcomes our new Associate Professor Elaine Rumboll A globally experienced and leading thinker, Elaine runs master classes for seasoned execut...


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I highly recommend: amazement-and-achievement-leading-by-seeing-what-works Scoop.It. Curated by David Cooperrider et al.

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David Cooperrider & Chris Johnston's curator insight, November 1, 2014 7:31 AM
Curiosity is an appreciative system whereby the more you use it the more it appreciates in value. It creates more curiosity as it grows. It's also the first step in true collaboration because it invites us out of our closed conclusions.
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Sustainability Education and Environmental Nihilism: Transforming Suburbia through Experiential Learning « Journal of Sustainability Education

Sustainability Education and Environmental Nihilism: Transforming Suburbia through Experiential Learning « Journal of Sustainability Education | Experiential Learning | Scoop.it
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The case for experiential learning

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The most recent Study of Undergraduate Education at Stanford (SUES) report delineates four aims or g...
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Learning from experiences in the Gambia

Learning from experiences in the Gambia | Experiential Learning | Scoop.it
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Note the learning cycle schema and its innovative perspective.

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The sustainable school in Bali

The sustainable school in Bali | Experiential Learning | Scoop.it
Maria Farrugia works at Green School in Bali, which is pioneering a new model of learning that connects sustainability lessons from nature with experiential education. Melanie Vella listens to nature.
Another continent, another ocean. Understandably, Green School and Green Camp in Bali,...
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Body plus place plus mind plus reflection

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Bright Stroll, Big City

Bright Stroll, Big City | Experiential Learning | Scoop.it
Walking may be the best way to go more slowly. But in even the most purposeless journey, we can't escape ourselves.
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Doing while reflecting

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Experiential Learning and Community Connections : News

Experiential Learning and Community Connections : News | Experiential Learning | Scoop.it

xis is the term for "knowledge created

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Correction: Praxis is the term for "knowledge created through the transformation of experience."

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Reading is different online than off, experts say

Reading is different online than off, experts say | Experiential Learning | Scoop.it
Our brains, neuroscientists warn, are developing new circuits with a big impact on non-digital reading
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One obvious comment is that there would obviously be something like 'styles of reading' and these would optimally match up with different instrumental goals.

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From Blog to Glass: Experiential Learning Through SXSW | Mediashift | PBS

From Blog to Glass: Experiential Learning Through SXSW | Mediashift | PBS | Experiential Learning | Scoop.it
Over the last seven years, my students and I have covered South By Sou...
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#experientiallearning-news&events

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How the Brain Creates Personality: A New Theory

How the Brain Creates Personality: A New Theory | Experiential Learning | Scoop.it
Are you a mover, a perceiver, a stimulator, or an adapter? Modes of thinking can be understood in terms of how the top and bottom—rather than right and left—parts of the brain interact.
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John Dewey on education, experience and community

John Dewey on education, experience and community | Experiential Learning | Scoop.it
John Dewey on education, experience and community. Arguably the most influential thinker on education in the twentieth century, Dewey's contribution lies along several fronts. His attention to expe...
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Let the Children Play, It's Good for Them!

Let the Children Play, It's Good for Them! | Experiential Learning | Scoop.it
A leading researcher in the field of cognitive development says when children pretend, they’re not just being silly—they’re doing science
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Connection point: experience / imagination / brain development

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Brain Science: Are Learning Styles Valid? by Art Kohn : Learning Solutions Magazine

Brain Science: Are Learning Styles Valid? by Art  Kohn : Learning Solutions Magazine | Experiential Learning | Scoop.it
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Short answer: yes, but.

The 'meshing' idea is different than working on the learner's side, where developing learning flexibility, or learner self-awareness, comes to the fore. 

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Playing for the Fun of It: Some notes about our Playful Universe. • SJS

Playing for the Fun of It: Some notes about our Playful Universe. • SJS | Experiential Learning | Scoop.it
…the fun of playing…. As a concept, it cannot be reduced to any other mental category. Johan Huizinga, Homo LudensConsciousness is the first example of the selectiveness of enjoyment in the higher animals. Alfred North Whitehead, Modes of ThoughtA Zilch particle is a person with almost everything left out. Peter ...
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Love the quote at the top: "Satisfaction accompanies intrinsicness." (Anthony Putnam)

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Curiosity In a Person's Brain Creates Desire to Learn and Improves Retention, Study Suggests

Curiosity In a Person's Brain Creates Desire to Learn and Improves Retention, Study Suggests | Experiential Learning | Scoop.it
A new study has learned that people tend to have better memory when experiencing something with genuine curiosity, as opposed to something that is monotonous.
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Curiosity is the experiential anticipation of future learning.

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The lost key to academic success may be found on the playground | Deseret News National

The lost key to academic success may be found on the playground | Deseret News National | Experiential Learning | Scoop.it
The Deseret News National Edition fills a void in the American media landscape through rigorous journalism for family- and faith-oriented audiences.
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The value of pure experience for other kinds of learning.

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The Psychology of Storytelling: Why Stories Are Ideal for Learning

The Psychology of Storytelling: Why Stories Are Ideal for Learning | Experiential Learning | Scoop.it
Who doesn’t love a good story? For thousands of years, stories have been one of our most beloved forms of communication. They are everywhere; in the news, on reality TV, in our everyday lives as we…
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The simplest form of learning is really quite complex | Science News

The simplest form of learning is really quite complex | Science News | Experiential Learning | Scoop.it
Habituation, the ability to ignore irrelevant stimuli, is the simplest form of learning but may require a whole neural network.
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Foundational to experiential learning

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Innovative Education at ExplorOcean - Newport Beach Independent Newspaper

Innovative Education at ExplorOcean - Newport Beach Independent Newspaper | Experiential Learning | Scoop.it
  The subjects of countless poems, songs and movies, the world’s oceans are home to an estimated 97 percent of all of life forms on earth, and are the focus of study by the smartest and bravest scientist/explorers the world has ever known. And now, Orange County’s youngest explorers-to-be can learn about the oceans at …
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"We want to develop the next explorers." #experientiallearning

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Tapping into player psychology for Games for Change

Tapping into player psychology for Games for Change | Experiential Learning | Scoop.it
Game developers looking to make games that promote social change should consider looking to psychology, because "we can't fix the social incidences without fixing the underlying causes," according to...
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from the article: "Create a player experience that's fun first," she said. "If the game is about bias only, it [won't] work. If you remove the fun, [players] will feel like they're being preached to and it's not a game any more, there's no agency."

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Motor music

Motor music | Experiential Learning | Scoop.it
You know how you’ll hear a song and struggle to remember who sang it?
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“This paper helps us understand ‘experiential learning’ or ‘learning by doing,” said study co-author Brian Mathias, “and offers pedagogical and clinical implications.” For example, it could influence teaching and educational strategies in school or improve therapies for patients battling age-related dementia.

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An Ecology of Life: Systems Theory, Relational Knowing and Stories to Reweave the World | Rethinking Complexity

An Ecology of Life: Systems Theory, Relational Knowing and Stories to Reweave the World | Rethinking Complexity | Experiential Learning | Scoop.it
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Gregory Bateson

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