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for the love of learning: Changing School

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There is an enormous gap between what we know and what we do....So how do we change school?


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Joe's intro paragraphs tell a story that captured my thoughts. How long will this educational change take? How long does it need to take? What can I do about it.

 

Joe writes "Change is fuelled by constructive conflict brought on by cognitive dissonance inspired by engaged conversations but is stifled by needless combativeness which breeds disengagement and defensiveness."

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Newsflash: Social media is real life

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Newsflash: Social media is real life | kgitch on cultivating thoughts | Scoop.it
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Why does Learner Centred Instruction Matter?

Why does Learner Centred Instruction Matter? | kgitch on cultivating thoughts | Scoop.it
I am asking myself some big questions these days.  It could be my age, or my phase of life, but all of these questions begin with "Why?"  Why am I on this planet? Why did I chose to the field of ed...
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Higher Education in the Connected Age (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Higher Education in the Connected Age (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | kgitch on cultivating thoughts | Scoop.it
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"What matters is the value that comes from the connection... Information technology is about connections, which are fundamental to our institutions, our faculty, and our students." Diana Oblinger

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Openness and the Disaggregated Future of Higher Education

Openness and the Disaggregated Future of Education David Wiley, PhD Department of Instructional Psychology & Technology Brigham Young University
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This is a fantastic talk illstrating the openness and disaggregated future of education in a speech by Dr. David Wiley given at Penn State.

 

The speech video is: http://youtu.be/VcRctjvIeyQ 

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Flipping Faculty Development: Teacher Training and Open Education | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

Flipping Faculty Development: Teacher Training and Open Education | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | kgitch on cultivating thoughts | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.
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T3S1: Digital Literacies with Dr. Doug Belshaw

Slides for the #etmooc session I'm leading on digital literacies on Monday 18th February 2013.


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The Power of Educational Coaching

The Power of Educational Coaching | kgitch on cultivating thoughts | Scoop.it
I squirmed a bit in the center seat as I responded to questions. One educator after another around the circle asked me probing questions that made me think about my actions. I knew they understood

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"Educational coaching has powerful ramifications for the classroom. Through coaching, true teacher empowerment is possible, but perhaps most importantly, the skills that are modeled by the administrator on the teacher are exactly the constructivist skills that teachers can employ with their own students. If teachers are able to help students solve their own educational and personal problems in similar ways, teachers become less prescriptive in their attitudes towards students, and students feel more in charge of their learning and their lives."

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Washington college instructors are 'flipping' the way they teach

Washington college instructors are 'flipping' the way they teach | kgitch on cultivating thoughts | Scoop.it
In a trend called flipping the classroom, new technology tools and different approaches to learning are changing the way some college faculty teach their courses.
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Education Is My Life | Designing 20% Time in Education

Education Is My Life | Designing 20% Time in Education | kgitch on cultivating thoughts | Scoop.it
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Fantastic post providing discussion around 20% Time in Education.

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There is a movement happening in education right now. Maybe you’ve heard about it, maybe you haven’t yet. It comes in various shapes and forms but the end result is the same: students learning what they want to learn.

Yes, I said it, so let me repeat: Students are learning what they want in classrooms across the world.

What is truly astounding is how interconnected this movement is with the social web. It also is happening at the same time that inquiry-driven professional development movements, such as Edcamp, are catching serious momentum. However, the main difference between Edcamp and 20% Time is that one (Edcamp) can be done on the learner’s “own time” while the other (20% Time) takes place in school with all the stakeholders watching.

Right now (depending on who you are) there are three possible ways to deal with this type of news:

1. That’s awesome. It is about time that inquiry-driven learning became a reality in school. I want my class/child/school etc to have that opportunity!
2. That sounds great, but I don’t think it could really work. How does it tie to curriculum? The common core? What will parents say? What will my principal say? How can I hold them accountable for learning something?
3. That’s silly. Something like that could never work. Once again we are lowering the bar for kids."

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The Road to Digital Citizenship...

The Road to Digital Citizenship... | kgitch on cultivating thoughts | Scoop.it
There have been numerous welcome curricular shifts in response to emerging cultural concerns over the last forty years, but no college or university has yet had the vision or courage to answer the call sounded in 1999 by the blue-ribbon … Continue...
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"The moral is therefore clear: a university committed to digital leadership must provide time, rewards, and recognition to encourage faculty and staff to pursue development opportunities. But there must be more. There must be a clear signal of institutional priorities from the presidential level through the various tenure and promotion committees all the way down to the departmental level. And there must be a move away from “training” and workshops into deep, authentic intellectual and experiential engagement with the conceptual frameworks underlying our digital age."


Thoughtful article.

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Essay on what professors can learn from MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed

Essay on what professors can learn from MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed | kgitch on cultivating thoughts | Scoop.it
This is a powerful reason to utilize the MOOC. #profdev
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The Role of the Educator

The Role of the Educator | kgitch on cultivating thoughts | Scoop.it
There may still be thousands of people employed today with the job title of "teacher" or "educator", but it is misleading to suggests that all, or even most, aspects of providing an education should, or could, be placed into the hands of these...
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What does it mean to be an educator? How many different hats do you wear? This is an outstanding thought on what an educator is today: 

 

The Learner/The Collector/The Curator/The Alchemist/The Programmer/The Salesperson/The Convener/The Coordinator/The Designer/The Coach/The Agitator/The Facilitator/Tech Support/The Moderator/The Critic/The Lecturer/The Demonstrator/The Mentor/The Connector/The Theorizer/The Sharer/The Evaluator/The Bureaucrat

 

"And what I find as I offer more and more types and instances of learning, both online and in person, is that we can achieve much more efficient, effective and rewarding learning by organizing the educational system according to the sorts of educational services people might want and need, rather than by predefined collections of students assigned, almost randomly, to individual teachers. Rather than asking one person to perform every role, some of them very badly, for a given group of students, it makes more sense to ensure that these services are available where needed and to allocate them according to the needs of the students, the nature of the learning environment, and the type of learning being undertaken." 

 

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, January 23, 2013 7:08 PM

I really lke this breakdown of the many different hats the Educators wear in today's education system.

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The LX Designer: You Can Learn Anything

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Powering Lifelong Learning Relationships

Powering Lifelong Learning Relationships | kgitch on cultivating thoughts | Scoop.it
We give lip service to the idea of lifelong learning but I don’t see an organization really executing against the idea. That’s about to change.

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David Kelly's curator insight, April 19, 2013 2:18 PM

“I don’t want to enroll medical students, I want to enroll lifelong medical learners.”

EsdeGroot's curator insight, April 24, 2013 12:43 PM

Yes but asks for big changes in organisations

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Need a Job? Invent It

Need a Job? Invent It | kgitch on cultivating thoughts | Scoop.it
Finding a job is so 20th century. That is why young people today need to be more “innovation ready” than “college ready.”
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“Every young person will continue to need basic knowledge, of course,” he said. “But they will need skills and motivation even more. Of these three education goals, motivation is the most critical. Young people who are intrinsically motivated — curious, persistent, and willing to take risks — will learn new knowledge and skills continuously. They will be able to find new opportunities or create their own — a disposition that will be increasingly important as many traditional careers disappear.” Tony Wagner

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Lifelong Kindergarten :: MIT Media Lab

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Link leads to Thesis/Dissertations/papers published in regards to concepts of creative learning, digital learning, conceptual thinking and provides a wealth of ideas/thoughts.

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50 Unschooling Quotes About Education Outside The Box | DIY Genius

50 Unschooling Quotes About Education Outside The Box | DIY Genius | kgitch on cultivating thoughts | Scoop.it
A collection of 50 amazing and inspiring quotes on self-education, schooling and unschooling.

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A collection of 50 amazing and inspiring quotes on self-education, schooling and unschooling.
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Quotes that make you think...

Darby Whitehair's comment, December 20, 2013 2:50 PM
These are a collection of quotes on unschooling and allowing the natural process of learning to occur. I agree with many of these, but I also find great offense in others. the 24th quote states that schools suffocate children's hunger to learn. I went to school, all my friends went to school and we still want to learn. I think I take such offense because I want to be a teacher. I want to educated students and inspire them to learn. Sure, there were times in school where I hated what I was doing and felt no interest whatsoever, but I never had my appetite for learning curbed. My teachers acted as mentors and wanted me to learn, to experience the joy of learning. And I did. I attended a public school for 13 year K-12 and I now attend college. I have been in structured classrooms all my life, my hunger for learning still exists. Schools are all evil and unschooling isn't a utopia. They each have their flaws and I believe a combination of both is what we need to concentrate on finding.
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If MOOCs are the answer, what is the question? | HASTAC

If MOOCs are the answer, what is the question? | HASTAC | kgitch on cultivating thoughts | Scoop.it
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From HASTAC - Author Cathy Davidson

 

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Indeed, in many cases MOOCs  will not solve the cost of high tuitions at face-to-face institutions with soaring tuition costs; but, in the end, they may help more people who have never even conceived of attending a "real" college participate in  the higher education that, the numbers show, is coveted, prized, valued, sought after, and thus---for MOOC lovers and MOOC haters alike---an important rhetorical point we should all be emphasizing, in every conversation:   In the complex, changing world we live in now, advanced learning is necessary.    Not a luxury.  A necessity.   It deserves the public support of other necessities.  Period.  Advanced education is far too important to price out of the market of all but the global 1%.      

If the question is "is higher education worth it?" we know from the massive enrollment in online courses that the answer is a resounding, powerful "yes." It is also significant that world history courses are enrolling as many students as Python.  People WANT higher learning.  Period.   Whatever else one may think of MOOCs, that is an important game changer in the anti-higher education conversation that raged not so long ago."

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A Revolution in Knowledge Sharing

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connected learning: getting beyond technological determinism | theory.cribchronicles.com

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Spy v. Spy: A Response to Chronicle of Higher Education’s Response to the Response | HASTAC

Spy v. Spy: A Response to Chronicle of Higher Education’s Response to the Response | HASTAC | kgitch on cultivating thoughts | Scoop.it
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Need-to-Know News of the Week: A ‘Bill’ to Protect Online Students and a MOOC2Degree Program

Need-to-Know News of the Week: A ‘Bill’ to Protect Online Students and a MOOC2Degree Program | kgitch on cultivating thoughts | Scoop.it
In this ‘Need-to-Know’ blog post series I aim to share noteworthy stories with readers that speak of developments within higher education and K-12 that have potential to influence, chal...
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This was an insightful post in response to the issues that were debated this week. One of the things I appreciated was her links to multiple documents and references that gave me some perspective on the history of these issues. 

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Udacity Blog - Higher Education For Free: A Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age

Udacity Blog - Higher Education For Free: A Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age | kgitch on cultivating thoughts | Scoop.it
Loving this bill of rights.
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for the love of learning: Changing School

for the love of learning: Changing School | kgitch on cultivating thoughts | Scoop.it

There is an enormous gap between what we know and what we do....So how do we change school?


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Karin Gitchel's insight:

Joe's intro paragraphs tell a story that captured my thoughts. How long will this educational change take? How long does it need to take? What can I do about it.

 

Joe writes "Change is fuelled by constructive conflict brought on by cognitive dissonance inspired by engaged conversations but is stifled by needless combativeness which breeds disengagement and defensiveness."

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