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Learning to learn in a changing world.
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Many interesting slides, many of which I agree with. The key question for those of us in schools is HOW to morph our attitudes, structures and processes into something better!

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10 Expectations

We hear often of the "high expectations" schools must have of and for their students, yet we seldom hear of the expectations students have of their schools. ...
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I see one of my goals to be moving our cultures, processes and structures in this direction.

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Sir Ken Robinson’s New TED Talk About ‘Education’s Death Valley’

Sir Ken Robinson’s New TED Talk About ‘Education’s Death Valley’ | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
No stranger to TED, Sir Ken Robinson delivered a talk on "Education's Death Valley" where he outlines 3 principles that are crucial for the mind to flourish. He then goes into how current education culture works against those principles and how a change from a mechanistic mind view of education is required.
Via Karen Rockhold
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One of Ken Robinson's best recent efforts. Witty, concise and accurate! The great 'wrestle' for those of us in schools is how to make this occur. How do we build structures that support great teaching and learning, rather than great teaching and learning trying to flourish in spite of structures and systems. Thanks Karen Rockhold.
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Educational Leadership:The Principalship:Eight Ways to Model Technology Use

Educational Leadership:The Principalship:Eight Ways to Model Technology Use | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
Eight Ways to Model Technology Use One way school leaders can ensure technology gets into classrooms is to show how they use it themselves.
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People copy what they see and experience better than implement advice they hear.
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This Connected Life · Meanjin · Literacy in Australia · Melbourne University Publishing · Classic English Literature Books · Australian Literary Journals & Magazines

This Connected Life · Meanjin · Literacy in Australia · Melbourne University Publishing · Classic English Literature Books · Australian Literary Journals & Magazines | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
Jennifer Murphy relates 12 months if hyper connectivity.
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Beautiful article about connectedness. Well worth a read!
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Twitter 101: What is Twitter Really About? | Social Media Today

Twitter 101: What is Twitter Really About? | Social Media Today | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
Welcome to the beginner's guide to Twitter! If you’re new to Twitter, looking to get started or just here to brush up on some of the fundamentals of the site, you’re in the right place.
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A good introduction. Twitter has been of significant assistance in my own professional learning and developing my professional network.
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Learning To Learn: 7 Dimensions Of Effective Learning

Learning To Learn: 7 Dimensions Of Effective Learning | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
Learning To Learn: 7 Dimensions Of Effective Learning from TeachThought

Via Gust MEES
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"The shift is from learning content to learning how to learn.

The takeaways for teachers probably start with the role of the student in the learning process: voice, choice, personalization, self-direction, project-based learning, and other low-hanging fruit of current trends in learning.

Bigger picture, the conclusions are probably more directed with educational structures, the form of curriculum, and school design."

The micro needs to be worked on in school. The macro needs to be addressed by school and system leaders. Thanks Gust!

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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 13, 2013 4:13 PM

 

I love it...

 

Check ALSO:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=L2L

 

 

Stephen Gwilliam's curator insight, April 16, 2013 7:23 PM

Could you add any more dimensions to this list? How about applying a Field Force Tool at a staff meeting?

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Khan Academy Is Not The Progressive Model You Are Looking For | edte.ch

There has been a great deal written about Khan Academy just recently and the concept of personalised instruction and how this is somehow revolutionary or some
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'A child using Khan Academy will be able to get a personalised set of exercises, tailored just for them, but not the meaningful choice driven application of those ideas.' Is this sufficient or even a step in the right direction?

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Recipe for high-school success: be curious, work late, ignore the textbooks

Recipe for high-school success: be curious, work late, ignore the textbooks | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
A young scientist says that following your passion might mean long days and longer nights and challenging some of the lessons taught by high schools
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Student voice! Authentic, impressive and our future is in safe hands if this was typical. How to make it typical is our challenge.

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The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model

The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model - worthy of reflection


Via Gust MEES
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Worthy of reflection. Not all items are suited to any one age group but a good tool for consideration by school educators.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 31, 2013 8:48 AM

 

Check it out, very interesting!!!

 

Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, March 31, 2013 9:14 AM

An interesting model

Jordi Castells's curator insight, April 28, 2013 11:41 AM

Education IS changing, no doubt! but HAs not YET changed, unfortunately.

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What an Instructional Designer Do? 3 Myths Revealed

What an Instructional Designer Do? 3 Myths Revealed | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
At the following post I will give my perspective concerning "What Instructional Design really is?" "What Instructional Designers Do?", and I will talk about "3 Instructional Design Myths". You constructive feedback will be highly appreciated!

Via SHIFT eLearning
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As schools look to develop their own digital course materials or 'record the best lessons of their teachers' this brief overview of well worth keeping in mind.

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Alone in the Classroom: Why Teachers Are Too Isolated

Alone in the Classroom: Why Teachers Are Too Isolated | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
Educators spend most of their time distanced from their colleagues. Instead of forcing them to compete with each other, we should help them find new ways to work together.
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The sentiments, whilst US focussed hold true for many! Collaboaration is key, though I'm not sure that a common curriculum will be a panacea; a positive factor yes, but one amongst many. Another is the influence of architecture. There are more!

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New Research Explores Social Learning and Collaboration in Online Courses

New Research Explores Social Learning and Collaboration in Online Courses | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
How can students work together in the new generation of online courses? And how can online systems support and encourage peer learning? A new School of Information research project aims to answer these questions and more.

Via Paula Silva
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Important that collaboration in online learning is researched and done so by reputable institutions like UC Berkeley.

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Paula Silva's curator insight, March 26, 2013 1:11 PM

Researching social learning and collaboration in online courses.

Paul Moss - teacher, learner's curator insight, August 8, 2013 4:06 PM

This research is on to the right path. But i know the answer they seek. EDmerger is coming!!!

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Facing Reluctance

Facing Reluctance | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
Don't waste yourself. You can - you must - lead. Every connection, challenge, problem, pain-point, opportunity, or exchange, opens doors to leadership - to make things better. Reject: Embarrassment...
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My experiences suggest this material is worthy of reflection. Being a solution seeker is critical! Kids need people looking to make their education better!

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Fail Safe: Debbie Millman’s Advice on Courage and the Creative Life

Fail Safe: Debbie Millman’s Advice on Courage and the Creative Life | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

"Imagine immensities, don’t compromise, and don’t waste time."

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But take people with you!

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10 Digital Citizenship Tips From Your Mother - Edudemic

10 Digital Citizenship Tips From Your Mother - Edudemic | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
While 'the internet' and 'manners' don't tend to pop up in the same sentence very often (at least not in the positive sense), there are a number of ways that manners really do matter when you're interacting online.
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Good manners and the Internet while not often used together in the same sentence, should be! Social media, or any digital communication amplifies human behaviour. You do yourself a favour to exhibit good manners and others will appreciete your presence.

Thanks to Dennis T OConnor for the link.

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College’s rejection of edX highlights potential drawbacks of massive online courses

College’s rejection of edX highlights potential drawbacks of massive online courses | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
Elite liberal arts college Amherst voted against partnering with massive open online course (MOOC) non-profit edX this week, bringing attention to institutions’ concerns about how MOOCs could impact higher education.
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In education, it is worth reading the detail! This is no exception. Amherst is supportive of on line content but declined this opportunity. These people seemed to have weighed up varying factors wisely.
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@brainpicker: "He who goes out of your company pleased with himself is sure to be pleased with you.

@brainpicker: "He who goes out of your company pleased with himself is sure to be pleased with you. | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
"He who goes out of your company pleased with himself is sure to be pleased with you." Thanks @brainpicker
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A good perspective to bring to a conversation or discussion as a school leader.
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The 8 Characteristics Of A 21st Century Teacher - Edudemic

The 8 Characteristics Of A 21st Century Teacher - Edudemic | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
So what are the 8 characteristics of a 21st century teacher? Are they risk-takers, collaborators, and visionaries? Well, yes! Check out the image below to get a clearer picture.
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This is one of the better models I have come across. It presupposes a level of professionalism that is refreshing and notes the flexibility required of a teacher to connect with young people.
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Jillian Zuber's curator insight, May 2, 2013 9:56 AM

None of these allow for teaching in isolation. 

Stephen Gwilliam's curator insight, May 20, 2013 5:02 AM

If you had your staff audit themselves and how they saw their peers would you have congruence?  Where is your staff along a continuum in relation to the 8 characteristics? What are you going to stop and start doing?

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What is Education 3.0

What is Education 3.0 | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

Education 3.0 is a term that has been used to describe a level of transformative capabilities and practices for education in the 21st century.

 

Professor Derek Keats, of the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa,[1] and his co-author Jan Philipp Schmidt, FreeCourseWare Manager at University of the Western Cape, South Africa, used the term in 2007 to apply to the use and impact on education of collaborative and personalized learning, reusable learning content, and recognition of prior learning (RPL) whether by formal or informal means.

 

Keats' explorations were focused on higher education.[2] Dr. John Moravec at the University of Minnesota broadens this view, and describes Education 3.0 as a product necessary to support what he labels "Society 3.0" - a near future paradigm of social co-constructivism, ambient technology, and propelled by continuous innovation at all levels of society.[3]

 


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This proposition is quite young and currently being tested through discourse and debate. Aspects of this model have authenticity; some ignore basic but differing practicialities of both tertiary and school education. As a framework for considered reflection, it is worthy and will develop over time.

All that said, the toughest issues confronting school education are not 'what' are the preferred futures but the 'how' to implement.

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Jillian Zuber's curator insight, May 2, 2013 9:57 AM

Interesting...

Bill Weigall's curator insight, October 26, 2013 7:38 PM

One possible imminent future...

Jeffrey Miles's curator insight, March 17, 8:01 PM

The idea of web 2.0, and education 3.0 is interesting to me... what will they be called in the future if they are to become the norm?

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The myth of perfectability

The myth of perfectability | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

"And to think life really should be perfect? Well, that's just a recipe for perpetual disappointment."

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"The conclusion is not that life is unpredictable and full of mishaps. The conclusion is that someone should be ''disciplined'' for every shortfall from perfection."


Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/the-myth-of-perfectability-20130404-2h7rj.html#ixzz2PfsNrQWQ
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The grammar rant: Totes soz for caring so much

The grammar rant: Totes soz for caring so much | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
Sometimes, some of us don’t realise, or don’t care, just how much our writing can affect our own personal brand.
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While none of us are perfect, we should aim to be accurate and correct. English is a live language and it does change. It also has rules and conventions that should be used.

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Yes, You Can Teach and Assess Creativity! Edutopia

Yes, You Can Teach and Assess Creativity! Edutopia | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

By Andrew Miller

 

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A recent blog by Grant Wiggins affirmed what I have long believed about creativity: it is a 21st-century skill we can teach and assess. Creativity fosters deeper learning, builds confidence and creates a student ready for college and career.

 

"However, many teachers don't know how to implement the teaching and assessment of creativity in their classrooms. While we may have the tools to teach and assess content, creativity is another matter, especially if we want to be intentional about teaching it as a 21st-century skill. In a PBL project, some teachers focus on just one skill, while others focus on many. Here are some strategies educators can use tomorrow to get started teaching and assessing creativity -- just one more highly necessary skill in that 21st-century toolkit."


Via Jim Lerman
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There is no doubt we will need to carefully consider how to gently turn schools towards a focus on creativity. This blog is a useful contribution to that process.

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CreativeLive Founder Chase Jarvis Talks Online Education ...

CreativeLive Founder Chase Jarvis Talks Online Education ... | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
Joining what is a newly-hot space within education -- those offering massively open online courses (a.k.a. MOOCs), from Khan Academy to Coursera and Lynda.com..
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Another of what will be many purveyors of online learning! This one has been started for those with a creative focus, not just content.

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Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity

Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

Our Foundation was established to ensure that any child in America who wants to learn and practice meditation can do so.

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Developing ideas - how to 'grasp' them; the 'doing', making ideas a reality and the process of 'diving within' - self and the place of self in the surrounding world. Important components in creativity. Not sure schools deal with this balance particularly well as yet.

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