Exploitation of elderly woman by a 'friend' is another chapter in an ... Kansas City Star ... in the aging brain. “One of the things we're learning about older adults is that they may be psychologically wired to be more trusting,” said Pamela B.
Learning a new way to balance Hutchinson News “Forty percent of people who enter a nursing home had fallen in the 30 days before admission,” said course instructor Deanna Taylor, home health and older adult health coordinator.
"The Maker Movement http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/tag/maker-movement/ ; has inspired progressive educators to bring more hands-on learning and tinkering into classrooms, and educator Gary Stager would like to see formal schooling be influenced by the Maker Movement, which has inspired young learners to tinker, to learn by doing, and take agency for their learning."
So what defines deeper learning? This group has identified six competencies: mastering content, critical thinking, effective written and oral communication, collaboration, learning how to learn, and developing academic mindsets.
Have you ever sat through a presentation that seemed to slog on and on? Presenters that are disorganized, dwell on trivial information and give long winded explanations that lead nowhere? Too many presentations are afflicted by poor planning and poor visuals. The audience who come to see these presentations, pay attention [...]
The project RHAPSODY analyzes European health and social care systems for the underserved group of people with young onset dementia. Results will be used to build and probe an educational, interactive e-learning programme for carers.
If you've always had a desire to build your own apps or create your own websites, then you can begin your coding education with nothing more than a browser, an internet connection, and some spare time. Here we've picked out six of the best resources currently available online.
iOS 8 vs iOS 7: 5 Things iPad Owners Need to Know Gotta Be Mobile Very soon you'll be able to install iOS 8 on the iPad to deliver a large collection of new iOS 8 features that will supercharge your iPad.
What criteria matter when considering learning games? First, ask the broad questions: How and when a game can be used? Then, be more specific: What kind of game is best suited to particular learning objectives?
"I’ve been writing about digital media for nearly 30 years, and over that time, I’ve been asked over and over again by readers, critics, scholars and myself: “Do these personal computers, digital networks, webs of unfiltered information, mobile attention magnets do us more good than harm — as individuals, families, communities, and societies?” I have come to believe that the answer is: “It depends on how many people know how to use these technologies to their own benefit and that of the commons.”
Are Special Needs Students The New Fall Guys? Forbes For the best part of 30 years, there has been a clear trend in education towards inclusion, as children with special needs are increasingly taught alongside their peers in mainstream schools.
Michael MacNeil's insight:
Things can slip backward without being noticed. Those who care about those with special needs must remain watchful.
The role of higher education may need to change ... Here, lifelong learning is much more institutionalised and is supported by national legislation and initiatives to provide education for all at all times.
Michael MacNeil's insight:
Universities need to lead with new ways of thinking about education.