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Why Learning Games Succeed Where Traditional Training Fails

Why Learning Games Succeed Where Traditional Training Fails | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Why is everyone always picking on traditional training? And what makes learning games so special anyway?

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Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, January 16, 2013 5:03 PM

Πόσο δίκιο έχει. Αλλά πώς θα ...βγει η ύλη; είναι το ερώτημα των περισσοτέρων από εμάς όταν φτάσουμε στο σημείο να αποφασίσουμε, να κάνουμε τη μετάβαση από τον "μαύρο"πίνακα, στον προτζέκτορα και τον Η/Υ.

Χρειάζεται χρόνος για την ουσιαστική μετάβαση και να απαγκιστρωθούμε από το "σχολικό εγχειρίδιο". Τότε οι δυνατότητές  μας θα είναι απεριόριστες.

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Thutong Learning Space for Inclusive Education

Thutong Learning Space for Inclusive Education | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

A web space of the South African Department of Basic Education where educators, parents and education officials can share knowledge and best practice in the field of
inclusive education.

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This is an interactive learning space which welcomes contributions from followers and encourages debate
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World Happiness Report 2015

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“A central aim of any society should be that its children enjoy their lives and acquire the skills necessary to become happy, functioning adults. For this, they need to develop emotional buoyancy, coping skills, resilience and the ability to form constructive social relationships. Social and emotional capacity is a built-in response to experience. The main drivers of children’s experiences are parents, teachers, health workers and the community in general. These relation- ships form the focus of this report. How can these relationships be supported and improved to maximize good outcomes for children? And how can this be achieved given the different challenges posed in low-, middle- and high- income countries?” (Chapter 6)

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Autistic Boy With Higher IQ Than Einstein Discovers His Gift After Removal From State-Run Therapy

Autistic Boy With Higher IQ Than Einstein Discovers His Gift After Removal From State-Run Therapy | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
In yet another example of how an out-of-control Goliath state system can cause more harm than good, a teenage boy who was diagnosed with autism at a young age has risen to stellar heights after quitting the special ed system with the help of his concerned mother. By Contributing Writer Carolanne Wright
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Following a diagnosis of autism at age two, Jacob was subjected to a cookie cutter special education system that focused on correcting what he couldn’t do compared to normal children. an example of worst possible professional practice.

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Feds Call For Greater Inclusion In Preschools

Feds Call For Greater Inclusion In Preschools | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
The Obama administration wants to see more kids with disabilities -- no matter how significant -- participating in classrooms alongside their typically-developing peers.
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The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services are jointly seeking public comment this week on a draft policy statement encouraging greater inclusion for young children with disabilities.

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David Flink, author of Thinking Differently

David Flink, author of Thinking Differently | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
In a scholastic milieu where the odds were stacked against him from even before his early diagnosis of dyslexia and ADHD (in 5th grade), David has faced a new Goliath so often, so calmly, and with such inevitable success, it's no wonder he has...

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Role models who have achieved against all odds can inspire all children with ADHD.

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Rowe Young- Kaple's curator insight, May 19, 5:59 PM

This is common story regarding bright students who have differences that make the academic world difficult.  

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Nearly 40 Percent Of Students With Disabilities Don't Graduate

Nearly 40 Percent Of Students With Disabilities Don't Graduate | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
A new report is sounding alarm bells about lagging high school graduation rates among students with disabilities.
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Misconceptions and low expectations as well as discipline disparities likely play a role in lower graduation rates among those with disabilities, the report said.

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Diane Richler speaks at the Day of General Discussion on Education - YouTube

Wednesday, 15 April (Geneva)-Inclusion International Past President, Diane Richler talks about non-exclusion on the basis of disability, reasonable accommoda...
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An excellent statement on the vision of inclusive education and why it is the most logical route to follow to promote the best interests of children with disabilities.

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World Autism Awareness Day, 2 April

World Autism Awareness Day, 2 April | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

Research suggests that employers are missing out on abilities that that people on the autism spectrum have in greater abundance than “neurotypical” workers do – such as, heightened abilities in pattern recognition and logical reasoning, as well as a greater attention to detail.

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The hurdles that need to be overcome to unleash this potential include: a shortage of vocational training, inadequate support with job placement, and pervasive discrimination.

 

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Teachers must take pupils' tests

Teachers must take pupils' tests | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
The basic education minister wants the country's teachers to write the same annual national assessments as their pupils.
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Can one even talk of feeling demoralised if you are appointed to teach Maths in a certain grade and you cannot see the point of your employer ascertaining whether you know your subject. You should be eager to prove your worth.

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Disability must not stop children learning

Disability must not stop children learning | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

RT @JSalmonupstream: Disability must not stop children learning. Schools must have the resources to effectively include and support all learners.

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Parents of children with disability are passionate about the quality of their child’s school because education is the key to so much, it is one of the things we need to get absolutely right if children with disability are to grow up to become active participants in our society.

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In 'flipped classrooms,' teachers lecture online, use class for practice

In 'flipped classrooms,' teachers lecture online, use class for practice | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Stephanie Sheridan uncapped her dry-erase marker and started scribbling on the tabletop in the middle of her classroom.
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One of the many strategies to be used in schools with tabłets. For some best practice in South Africa, visit Potchefstroom Girls High.

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How I Learned Differentiation

How I Learned Differentiation | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
How I Learned Differentiation
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Every bit of practical advice for the classroom helps

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CTD Institute's curator insight, February 25, 2:56 PM

The article discusses the 3 major guidelines to provide students wih real differentiated instruction.

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Schools Favor Inclusion When Forced To Report Academic Progress - Disability Scoop

Schools Favor Inclusion When Forced To Report Academic Progress - Disability Scoop | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
As Congress debates the role of testing, a new report finds that schools with the greatest accountability for students with disabilities are most likely to
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Disability advocates have widely come out in favor of continued testing and accountability for students in special education, arguing that measuring progress ensures high expectations.

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THE SECRET TEACHER GOT IT WRONG: A RESPONSE TO “I AM ALL FOR INCLUSION IN PRINCIPLE, BUT IT DOESN’T ALWAYS WORK”

THE SECRET TEACHER GOT IT WRONG: A RESPONSE TO “I AM ALL FOR INCLUSION IN PRINCIPLE, BUT IT DOESN’T ALWAYS WORK” | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
The heavy cloak of “advocate” is currently conferred on every parent of child with disability, and for many it weighs more than they can bear.
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Teachers model the change that has to happen in the attitudes of children towards peers with a disability. Interesting debate the struggles faced by parents.

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Spotlight TEDx Talk: Why separating kids with disabilities from their peers hurts instead of helps

Spotlight TEDx Talk: Why separating kids with disabilities from their peers hurts instead of helps | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
  Educator Torrie Dunlap believes that we look at kids with disabilities the wrong way. By calling their needs "special" and pushing them into "special" schools, groups and activities, we segr...
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From the mouth of a teacher. No-one would be able to say that she is unpractical or ideological.

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School Backtracks After Students Left Out Of Yearbook

School Backtracks After Students Left Out Of Yearbook | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
After an outraged mother complained that her daughter with Down syndrome and others with special needs were left out of the yearbook, school officials are changing course.
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Always the same story - not in the school concert, not in the yearbook, not invited to parties - school communities just never get the point of  embracing inclusion.

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I am Dyslexic. How to Help your Child with Dyslexia FAST!

"Hi! I'm Anna and I have Dyslexia. That used to be a big problem for me. When I was nine years old I couldn't read at all, but my little sister could, and that was ...

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Collection of First's curator insight, May 14, 11:47 AM

Did any of you out there tried this one? http://www.dyslexiagames.com/

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Minister of Basic Education's Budget Vote Speech 2015/16

Minister of Basic Education's Budget Vote Speech 2015/16 | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

THEME: “Repositioning Basic Education Sector for Accelerated Quality, Equity and Efficiency”


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In Curriculum and Inclusion the focus will be on the introduction of the newly promulgated Policy on Screening, Identification, Assessment and Support (SIAS), the Institutionalisation of Curriculum Differentiation, and the Policy on Concessions as key drivers of inclusivity in the country;

 

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Mom's Disney Photos Prove 'The Only Disability In Life Is Having A Bad Attitude' - Huffington Post

Mom's Disney Photos Prove 'The Only Disability In Life Is Having A Bad Attitude' - Huffington Post | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
If this isn't Disney magic in action, what is?

Florida mom Kristina Bewley started taking her daughter Giselle to Disney World in September 2014.
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Assistive technology helping students with disabilities and learning ... - The Age

Assistive technology helping students with disabilities and learning ... - The Age | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Tailored technology innovations are helping students with a variety of disabilities or difficulties make progress at school.
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Assistive technology is the key to succesful implementation of Inclusive Education.

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Finland’s school reforms won't scrap subjects altogether

Finland’s school reforms won't scrap subjects altogether | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Curriculum reforms being introduced in Finland from 2016 will set aside time for 'phenomenon-based' learning across subjects.
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An integrated approach, based on lessons from some schools with longer experience of that, enhances teacher collaboration in schools and makes learning more meaningful to students. Teacher collaboration also promotes better inclusive practice.

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Autism ISN'T a disability: Leading expert speaks out

Autism ISN'T a disability: Leading expert speaks out | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Luke Beardon, senior lecturer in Autism at Sheffield Hallam University, says people in some of the strongest marriages and most successful jobs have autism. Courteney Love (pictured) has the condition.
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Growing recognition of the talents of people with autism.

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The revolution that’s changing the way your child is taught | Ian Leslie

The revolution that’s changing the way your child is taught | Ian Leslie | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
The long read: Doug Lemov believes great teachers are made, not born – and his ideas are transforming education
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When observing such a teacher in the classroom one sees that in one particular instance she moves toward a particular student while making it look to the rest of the class as if she is simply changing her perspective, so that she can correct his behaviour without embarrassing him – and one sees that she does so with the grace of an elite tennis player delivering a disguised drop shot.

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For gifted children, being intelligent can have dark implications

For gifted children, being intelligent can have dark implications | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Reed Ball started playing Monopoly with his family at age three—and beat them. In the early 1980s, he was one of the first kids to have a "portable" computer, a 10-kilogram Amstrad PPC512. Reed bro...
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Our most brilliant children are among our most vulnerable. The challenge of teaching them is finding a way to nurture their souls and ease the burden of their extraordinary minds.

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How to find free images and other resources without copyright restrictions

How to find free images and other resources without copyright restrictions | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Post on copyrights with a list of website where you can find copyright free resources.
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Useful for anyone in education

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The Dawn of System Leadership

The Dawn of System Leadership | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

The deep changes necessary to accelerate progress against society's most intractable problems require a unique type of leader - the system leader, a person who catalyzes collective leadership.


At no time in history have we needed such system leaders more. We face a host of systemic challenges beyond the reach of existing institutions and their hierarchical authority structures. Problems like climate change, destruction of ecosystems, growing scarcity of water, youth unemployment, and embedded poverty and inequity require unprecedented collaboration among different organizations, sectors, and even countries. Sensing this need, countless collaborative initiatives have arisen in the past decade - locally, regionally, and even globally. Yet more often than not they have floundered - in part because they failed to foster collective leadership within and across the collaborating organizations.



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There's a lot to like in this article and much to contemplate. I particularly like the 3 core capabilities of see the large system, further reflection and more generative conversations, and shifting from reactive problem-solving to co-creating the future.

Jason Leong's curator insight, January 25, 7:13 PM

"System leaders like Baldwin and Winslow understand that collective wisdom cannot be manufactured or built into a plan created in advance. And it is not likely to come from leaders who seek to “drive” their predetermined change agenda. Instead, system leaders work to create the space where people living with the problem can come together to tell the truth, think more deeply about what is really happening, explore options beyond popular thinking, and search for higher leverage changes through progressive cycles of action and reflection and learning over time. Knowing that there are no easy answers to truly complex problems, system leaders cultivate the conditions wherein collective wisdom emerges over time through a ripening process that gradually brings about new ways of thinking, acting, and being.


For those new to system leadership, creating space can seem passive or even weak. For them, strong leadership is all about executing a plan. Plans are, of course, always needed, but without openness people can miss what is emerging, like a sailor so committed to his initial course that he won’t adjust to shifts in the wind. Even more to the point, the conscious acts of creating space, of engaging people in genuine questions, and of convening around a clear intention with no hidden agenda, creates a very different type of energy from that which arises from seeking to get people committed to your plan."

Debbie Diaz-Arnold's curator insight, January 28, 4:41 AM

Becoming a systems leader: capacity building at its best.