Collaboration is among the most-often promoted fluencies of 21st century learning (along with creativity and communication).
However, there are very few frameworks or models that exist to support the development of better collaboration forms. As it is, in many K-12 learning environments, collaboration is limited to teacher-created grouping, or more scattered project-based learning groups that converge on a single project and thus a single goal.
10 Obstacles That Prevent Positive Transformation MFRTech (press release) Transformative learning is challenging and takes place only through practice, patience, and perseverance. Indeed, these three qualities are the hallmarks of acommitted learner.
As a trainer or teacher, where do you start a course on leadership? Leadership is complex and context dependent. Some people begin with leadership theory. I start with the participants. This blog is about the best participative leadership exercise I ever invented, and you can download the complete exercise with instructions by going to my new website, kellowlearning.com
"The time has come for HR (Human Resources) departments to call it a day. HR departments often portray themselves as a valued business partner for management and staff alike. However, how can anyone take a department seriously that refers to people as ‘resources’?"
I agree with the premise that we cannot think of humans as resources, assets, and any other kind of monetized language. What it means going forward may or may not mean that we do away with a department that functions to serve humans needs.
This article offers a critical review of the literature on 21st century knowledge frameworks, with a particular focus on what this means for teachers and teacher educators.
The authors accomplish this by identifying common themes and knowledge domains in 15 reports, books, and articles that describe the kinds of knowledge that researchers state are integral and important for success in the 21st century.
The authors argue that seemingly disparate frameworks converge on three types of knowledge, as necessary for the 21st century: foundational, meta, and humanistic. Although 21st century frameworks are thought to advocate new types of knowledge, little has actually changed in the new century with respect to the overall goals of education.
Despite this sense of continuity, significant changes related to how technologies change all three types of knowledge need to be conveyed.
The article ends with specific conclusions and recommendations for teacher education.
As I visit with big companies and organizations all over the world, it’s clear that most CEOs realize they need to make some dramatic changes in how they recruit people, align and manage performance, (How CEOs Can Transform HR into a Revenue Driver...
The challenge is that HR departments are contrived aspects of the real life of an organization. The process diminishes humans into resources to be exploited, optimized, and mined. This is hardly the setting that leads to thriving innovative practices. HR departments need to be either brought into the daily mainstream or done away with. Consider in education we have HR people who are not educators. What do they understand about the classroom setting?
It works when employees feel they can be honest. We did the same thing several years ago and basically were told not to say anything negative or we would be out of the profession. Sometimes silence says enough. I left my survey blank.
Some people see leadership as being out in front. Leaders are, after all, people who lead. They set an example for other people to follow.The leaders who inspire me do not necessarily maintain a high profile. While they recognize the value of communication, they do not need to be the center of attention. They are good at getting out of the way.
It is a myth that we operate under a set of oppressive bureaucratic constraints. In reality, teachers have a great deal of autonomy in the work they chose to do in their classrooms. In most cases i...
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:
I think the myth has some traction for many teachers. It is the story they live and they continue to accept the story. We do have a great deal of autonomy in our classrooms, but there is less than when I began teaching.
Do you know the actual theories of learning? A learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn, helping us understand this inherently complex process. There’s sub-levels of each theory, behavior and other categories … it’s complex. But it’s worth understanding.
One educator tries a different approach: “It’s a different way of approaching education, with educators not being the controlling force. It’s about breaking down boundaries and seeing yourself as an...
What is sad is that school dulls the creativity of children. It is all down hill from kindergarten on. We need to instill the wonder of a beginner's mind in our students and let them carry it into adulthood.