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Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning | Professional Development

Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning | Professional Development | Educación flexible y abierta |

One of the most exciting ideas presented in the paper is what we truly believe to be the future of teacher preparation and ongoing development--micro-credentials, likely displayed as digital badges--that would signify accomplishment and measure and reward competency-based outcomes for educators.


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Via Gust MEES, enrique rubio royo
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 2, 2014 9:08 PM

Teacher preparation is an ongoing and life-long process. Without this understanding, we are at best treading water, more likely drowning, and losing ground. We should have been preparing teachers for deep learning a long time ago.

enrique rubio royo's comment, June 10, 2014 5:27 AM
Thanks for this, muchas gracias Gust MEES
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 10, 2014 1:14 PM

There are three parts to becoming a teacher: qualification, socialization, and subjectation. The process in the article speaks about the first one and to much lesser extent to the second, but the three are overlapping and need each other. Yes, we become qualified to teach, we are socialized to teach, but do we ever consider ourselves teachers?

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Dynamic Learning Networks Expand Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration in Leading Companies | PRWEB

Brandon Hall Group released this week The Shifting Workforce: Driving Development with Dynamic Learning Networks, a research paper that details how four leading companies are expanding their corporate learning environments to encompass structured knowledge sharing, collaboration, peer coaching, and experience-based connections.

Via Peter B. Sloep, Frederic DOMON, manuel area
Peter B. Sloep's curator insight, June 28, 2013 9:37 AM

The term 'research paper' is somewhat of a misnomer, that is, if you expect a paper in which factual claims are backed by data and the heritage of the ideas put forth is acknowledged by referring to people who first published those ideas. Although they do claim the paper is based on interviews with people at the companies, the ideas they describe about social learning, about learning in communities, about peer support are not attributed to anyone and seem to originate from the Brandon Hall research group. Even if the paper ostensibly serves marketing purposes, I find this reprehensible. But setting such quibbles aside, the Brandon Hall report is valuable and interesting as it makes a plea for professional networked learning and describes peer support as a powerful means to facilitate such learning. It does so by examining four large companies who have embraced networked learning.


For those of you who are familiar with professional networked learning, the paper contains not so much novelty. What caught my attention, though, is their attempt to blend informal development and knowledge sharing with formal training. Thus the companies have deployed a platform (®River) for networked learning through peers who engage in community formation  (for which the report seems to be a plug), but they also retain their LMS. Another thing that struck me is the pivotal role they attribute to competencies. Whether learning informally in the network or formally in the LMS, employee development is gauged in terms of competency development. Although there certainly is a place for that, lists of competencies rapidly  become a straightjacket. Either people refrain from learning new things (knowledge creation) altogether or if they do it remains under the company's radar. Neither, I would say, is in the company's interest (@pbsloep)


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