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What Is Education? Insights From The World's Greatest Minds

What Is Education? Insights From The World's Greatest Minds | Innovatieve eLearning | Scoop.it

"As we seek to refine and reform today’s system of education, we would do well to ask, 'What is education?' Our answers may provide insights that get to the heart of what matters for 21st century children and adults alike. It is important to step back from divisive debates on grades, standardized testing, and teacher evaluation—and really look at the meaning of education. So I decided to do just that—to research the answer to this straightforward, yet complex question. Looking for wisdom from some of the greatest philosophers, poets, educators, historians, theologians, politicians, and world leaders, I found answers that should not only exist in our history books, but also remain at the core of current education dialogue. In my work as a developmental psychologist, I constantly struggle to balance the goals of formal education with the goals of raising healthy, happy children who grow to become contributing members of families and society. Along with academic skills, the educational journey from kindergarten through college is a time when young people develop many interconnected abilities." | by Marilyn Price-Mitchell


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Mindy Weidman's curator insight, October 6, 10:23 AM

What is education to you???

Vocabmonk's curator insight, October 7, 1:19 AM

Let's know what is Education 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 7, 4:35 AM

NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development Research Capacity-Building in Africa

 What Is Education? Insights From The World's Greatest Minds
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A Digital Design Learning Hub Created Around Curated Content: Hack Design

A Digital Design Learning Hub Created Around Curated Content: Hack Design | Innovatieve eLearning | Scoop.it

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, October 5, 9:26 AM

Great for high school learning too!  Use with art, digital storytelling, web design classes.

Jimun Gimm's curator insight, October 13, 1:26 PM

당신의 통찰력을 추가 ...

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Digital Learning should be Personalized Learning

Digital Learning should be Personalized Learning | Innovatieve eLearning | Scoop.it

Learning is most effective when it’s personalised. That happens when people feel they are participants in their own learning, shaping what and how they learn, and able to articulate its value to them.


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Rewards of Role Reversal: Teachers Learn, Students Teach | MindShift

Rewards of Role Reversal: Teachers Learn, Students Teach | MindShift | Innovatieve eLearning | Scoop.it

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The Complexity Of Learning

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Have been reading about the science of ‘Complexity’ recently, and find that many of the aspects described apply equally well to learning.

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Personalize Learning: Re-Imagined Learning Spaces for Media Centers

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Media Centers are changing. See how Buncombe County created flexible learning spaces with makerspaces, green screens, legos and more.

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Barbara Bray's curator insight, September 23, 9:17 PM

John Parker is Digital Learning Specialist for Buncombe County Schools in North Carolina and wrote a post about how media centers are changing in their district. He included a video that gives you an overview of how the media centers are re-imagined.

Barbara Bray's curator insight, September 23, 9:23 PM

John Parker, Digital Learning Specialist in Buncombe County Schools in North Carolina, wrote a post about how media centers are being re-designed as flexible learning spaces. Think makerspaces in one corner, legos in another, kids creating a movie with a green screen in a back corner. How fun!

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Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics

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Robin Good: Must-read article on ClutterMuseum.com by Leslie M-B, exploring in depth the opportunity to have students master their selected topics by "curating" them, rather than by reading and memorizing facts about them.

 

"Critical and creative thinking should be prioritized over remembering content"

 

"That students should learn to think for themselves may seem like a no-brainer to many readers, but if you look at the textbook packages put out by publishers, you’ll find that the texts and accompanying materials (for both teachers and students) assume students are expected to read and retain content—and then be tested on it.

 

Instead, between middle school (if not earlier) and college graduation, students should practice—if not master—how to question, critique, research, and construct an argument like an historian."

 

This is indeed the critical point. Moving education from an effort to memorize things on which then to be tested, to a collaborative exercise in creating new knowledge and value by pulling and editing together individual pieces of content, resources and tools that allow the explanation/illustration of a topic from a specific viewpoint/for a specific need.

 

And I can't avoid to rejoice and second her next proposition: "What if we shifted the standards’ primary emphasis from content, and not to just the development of traditional skills—basic knowledge recall, document interpretation, research, and essay-writing—but to the cultivation of skills that challenge students to make unconventional connections, skills that are essential for thriving in the 21st century?"

 

What are these skills, you may ask. Here is a good reference where to look them up: http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/P21_Framework_Definitions.pdf (put together by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills)

 

 

Recommended. Good stuff. 9/10

 

Full article: www.cluttermuseum.com/make-students-curators/

 

(Image credit: Behance.net)

 

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 13, 2013 7:43 PM

I had a similar conversation yesterday and as I prepare my lit review this thinking has emerged. It is less about content and more about skills, attitudes, habits, practices, etc. in learning.

Priscilla Der's curator insight, April 6, 10:12 PM

This article is a reminder that as we are curating content as teachers so are students. Rather then memorizing or reciting textbook facts, students should be able to steer and set their own learning goals (this is where PBL) comes into mind. 

Education Creations's curator insight, May 12, 12:00 AM

How to turn students into curators.

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@Google Presents: John Merrow, "The Influence of Teachers"

How can schools and teachers change to keep up with the current educational landscape, a world in which young people must learn how to ask the right question...

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The Khan Academy Opens Its Virtual Doors — Carefully | MindShift

The Khan Academy Opens Its Virtual Doors — Carefully | MindShift | Innovatieve eLearning | Scoop.it

In an interesting move, Salaman Khan is opening up the Khan Academy to crowdsourced videos which will be curated by his team.

 

I think this is extremely encouraging and opens up a whole new horizon for the development and use of video  for learning.

 


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Home | MemoryLifter - Educational Learning Software

Home | MemoryLifter - Educational Learning Software | Innovatieve eLearning | Scoop.it
MemoryLifter - a free multimedia flashcard learning software, based on the Sebastian Leitner principle.

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Paul Westeneng

Paul Westeneng (Twitter: paulwest) is Senior Consultant at PulseOn (http://www.pulseon.nl), the unique learning platform that allows every student to learn in his or her own way, at a self-directed pace, with content that meets each student’s unique needs, interests and learning preferences. He is also the founder of learn2grow, supporting innovative eLearning solutions.

 

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