As educators, we constantly strive to motivate, inspire, enthuse and expose
our students to big ideas. We look for opportunities to give our students a
voice, choice and a degree of ownership of the learning process. We
personalise, group and create opportunities for self paced and self
directed learning and we work with technology to connect, extend, mobilise,
broaden and deepen the experience of every learner. Yet when faced with the
challenge of moving our colleagues forward we often resort to ultra
traditional forms of professional learning where one size is expected to
fit all and where learning is linear, top down, out of context and imposed.
Not only is this ineffective but it fails to model the potential learning
experiences that we want for our students.
“Soft brain activity is virtually non-existent during lectures... even
lower than when sleeping”
— Rosalind Picard, MIT