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Social Learning: the changing face of workplace learning

Keynote, ICELW, New York, 12 June 2014

Via Anne Whaits, Ivo Nový
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Learning is a social process even when we pick up a book. We engage in a conversation with an author and our self.

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Social learning, social funding, social outsourcing and many more are making the new landscape of business

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Complexity, chaos, and ambiguity are aspects of leadership and learning. Without those we cannot innovate and create.
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Why It's Time To Put Students In The Driver's Seat

Why It's Time To Put Students In The Driver's Seat | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Think about how you or the people you work with approach the creation of a blended learning lesson plan. The first steps of coming up with and flushing out your initial idea. Then, scouring the web to find safe, factually accurate sites that are not blocked by your school filters and checking the fine print …

 

This method of teaching does require a certain amount of bravery. There is a very real chance that when a student asks you a question (How do I add media? How do I change the font? How do I import pictures? etc. etc.) you will have to say the dreaded “I don’t know”. But the neat thing is, your students are ok with this. You’re all learning as you go. More often than not another child in the class will be using the same site or will have at least used it before. If a classmate knows the answer, they can step into the role of teacher – from which much confidence is gained and leadership skills are learned.


Even the most reserved kid really enjoys teaching their teacher a trick or two. If no one knows the answer, they can collaborate to find the solution; an activity that provides important life skills with many real-world applications. All while leaving the initiative, process development and ownership of the learning itself right where it belongs, in the hands of the learners.


Gust MEES: I started with it in 2002 already and was a pioneer in my country, BUT I got BEST results! Make sure to work TOGETHER as a TEAM with the students, learners, create ALSO some groups where the BEST work together with the weakest. YOU will love it later and YOU will miss it as it gives YOU a direct feedback of WHAT THEY learned and YOU adjust on demand and necessity... WHEN the BEST feel boring, give THEM a special task to motivate THEM ;) ===> Adjust <===.


Concerning the questions from the students, please check my advice here:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/practice-better-ways-to-say-i-dont-know-in-the-classroom/


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/work-sheet-teachers-best-practiceshowto/



Via Gust MEES
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I am not sure what is being suggested is putting students in charge. It is more about a complicated conversation between teachers and students about the subject matter. There is an in-between space where teachers and students meet.

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Gust MEES's comment, May 28, 2014 3:40 PM
@Ivon Prefontaine Hi, give me some time (???), please and I will create a blog about how I did it ages ago (2002-2003), thanks. For the moment GO for #DeepTHINKing and try to find out (paper & notes & ideas) how You could realize it with your actual #ProfessionalDevelopment, make some #Brainstorming with THE #LEARNERS in mind ;) A good exercise ;) Let me know, thanks ;)
Ivon Prefontaine's comment, May 28, 2014 6:57 PM
Thank you Gust.
Gust MEES's comment, May 28, 2014 7:18 PM
@Ivon Prefontaine I will take it is a priority to create THAT blog, stay tuned, please ;)
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How The Activity Learning Theory Works

How The Activity Learning Theory Works | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

How The Activity Learning Theory Works Vygotsky’s earlier concept of mediation, which encompassed learning alongside others (Zone of Proximal Development) and through interaction with artifacts, was the basis for Engeström’s version of Activity...


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This is an interesting article. I was just introduced to Engestrom's work. It fits with pragmatism.

 

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Trappist Monks Are Trying to Save Venezuela's Dying Coffee Industry

Trappist Monks Are Trying to Save Venezuela's Dying Coffee Industry | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Up until the ban on coffee exports, Monasterio Trapense used to ship 150 kilos of coffee per week to be sold in the US—and even got away with it for a while after the ban, but it was short-lived. After the ship carrying what would be their last shipment left port, they were contacted by the head of the National Guard and told that that was it. No more of their coffee would be leaving Venezuela.

Via Keith Wayne Brown
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This seems more important than many actions that humans undertake, helping each other.

 

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Become a Stronger Leader with these 10 Lessons from Nuclear Submarine Captain, David Marquet

Become a Stronger Leader with these 10 Lessons from Nuclear Submarine Captain, David Marquet | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
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I like the idea of enabling people and not solving their problems, but listening to them and letting them know you are listening.

 

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Sounds right.

 

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Sharing: A Responsibility of the Modern Educator

Sharing: A Responsibility of the Modern Educator | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
The educator becomes a connected educator and through sharing, is an active participant and contributor to the connected educator movement.

Being a connected educator means connecting with other teachers to exchange ideas, improve your teaching practice, and in turn, make a change in education. It is only through being connected that we can collaborate and help to foster learning for the 21st century and beyond. (Being a Connected Educator)

The gap between what is and what could be in education is larger than it ever has  been.  I believe this is largely due to technology and the ability to establish global connections because of social media. Educators are more connected and more aware about education trends than any time in the history of public education.

Imagine how education could be transformed if all educators use their own personal, often passion-driven voices. The bottom line is that if any individual educator believes there are flaws in the education, that it can be done better, then s/he has the responsibility to say something. I reaching the point that I am starting to believe it is a moral imperative for educators to share what they know to be true with other educators; and with administrators, students’ families, community members, politicians . . . the larger global society.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/professional-development-why-educators-and-teachers-cant-catch-up-that-quickly-and-how-to-change-it/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=practice

 


Via Gust MEES, Silvia Nascimento
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I don't think this is a new responsibility, but it is important.

 

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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, March 31, 6:45 AM

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Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, March 31, 6:19 PM

We must break down the barriers and share our ideas to improve education.  It seems obvious that our national and state leaders have given our school system their best efforts and we still have too many children unsuccessful. Teachers are overworked, students over tested...we must creat a grassroots revolution to change the system for our children And their teachers.  

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, April 1, 10:50 AM

J'aime ce post parce qu'effectivement, tout prof devient de facto une source pour les autres en matière de connaissance. Pourquoi pas le partager ?

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Four in 10 new teachers 'quit within a year,' union warns

Four in 10 new teachers 'quit within a year,' union warns | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Teachers are leaving the profession due to low pay and long hours
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This is a universal issue with many underlying reasons.  It appears it may be getting worse.

 

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A Teacher's Moment: Finding 'The Essence Of Poetry'

A Teacher's Moment: Finding 'The Essence Of Poetry' | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Jess Burnquist teaches creative writing at an Arizona high school. She talks about how one lesson helped a class become a team.


Via Cindy Riley Klages
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An interesting story where what stands out is the teacher, despite a lack of support, finds a way to get things done.

 

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LEARNing To LEARN For MY Professional Development | I Did It MY Way

LEARNing To LEARN For MY Professional Development | I Did It MY Way | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

I Am An Autodidact, A Self-Directed LEARNer, How Can I LEARN Best For MY Professional Development? . A neglected part in EDUcation is certainly THE ===> #Autodidact #SelfDirected #LEARNer <===! This was since centuries the case AND STILL is the case, a pity as NEW research shows THAT individual learning and teaching individually (Personalized LEARNing) is BETTER to get BEST results!

Let us first have a look on WHAT is NEW in EDUcation below, please. WE are taking a look on ===> EDUcation 4.0 <===

 

Did YOU know that Leaonardo da Vinci is BEST known ===> Autodidact <===?

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/professional-development-why-educators-and-teachers-cant-catch-up-that-quickly-and-how-to-change-it/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

 

 


Via Gust MEES, Silvia Nascimento
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It is not just about being an autodidact learner. Perhaps we all have that potential given the right circumstances i.e. highly motivated. Other times, most of us need someone to help with teaching.

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 29, 2:20 PM

I Am An Autodidact, A Self-Directed LEARNer, How Can I LEARN Best For MY Professional Development? . A neglected part in EDUcation is certainly THE ===> #Autodidact #SelfDirected #LEARNer <===! This was since centuries the case AND STILL is the case, a pity as NEW research shows THAT individual learning and teaching individually (Personalized LEARNing) is BETTER to get BEST results!

Let us first have a look on WHAT is NEW in EDUcation below, please. WE are taking a look on ===> EDUcation 4.0 <===


Did YOU know that Leaonardo da Vinci is BEST known ===> Autodidact <===?


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/professional-development-why-educators-and-teachers-cant-catch-up-that-quickly-and-how-to-change-it/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/


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#Growthmindset

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Finland's Schools Are Overhauling The Way They Do Things. Here's How

Finland's Schools Are Overhauling The Way They Do Things. Here's How | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Finland’s education system, often held up as an exemplary model for the rest of the world, is on the verge of making some major changes.

For years, Finland has led the pack in international test scores, becoming a source of fascination for e...

Via Suvi Salo
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This is worth following and seeing how it unfolds.

 

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Suvi Salo's curator insight, March 28, 7:35 PM

#phenomenon-based #teaching

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What the best education systems are doing right

What the best education systems are doing right | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

In South Korea and Finland, it's not about finding the "right" school.


Via Bookmarking Librarian
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We need more of what Finland does in ways that work for what we do in our schools. Teachers need time to work together, learn, and improve their craft.

 

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10 questions you should ask yourself while reading

10 questions you should ask yourself while reading | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
When you pick up a book to do some light reading, an assignment, or some quick pleasure reading, how much do you actually comprehend? Do you zoom through the book hoping for it to be over as soon as possible?

Via Yashy Tohsaku, Suvi Salo
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The questions are interesting and worth considering.

 

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leading and learning: Education Readings - the battle for education/ PISA/ our brain/ teacher artistry.

leading and learning: Education Readings - the battle for education/ PISA/ our brain/ teacher artistry. | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
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The myths about digital technology is a good read.

 

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Study: The Extreme Cost of Hiring a Toxic Employee

Study: The Extreme Cost of Hiring a Toxic Employee | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Harmful employees might be hiding out in your office. Here's why you should deal with them ASAP.

Via george_reed
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It is even more of a problem when the boss is toxic.

 

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george_reed's curator insight, April 1, 7:41 PM

The costs associated with toxic leadership are not always captured. Here's some additional evidence.

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The Purposeful Pause: 10 Reflective Questions to Ask Mid-Lesson - Brilliant or Insane

The Purposeful Pause: 10 Reflective Questions to Ask Mid-Lesson - Brilliant or Insane | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
When we take a purposeful pause and present learners with reflective questions mid-lesson, we help them persevere and cultivate a growth mindset.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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I am reading Paul Ricoueur and asking people to explain things is not the same as describing and re-describing. We mix fiction into the narrative when we re-describe.

 

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Teachers and professionalism

Teachers and professionalism | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Teachers and Professionalism By any measure of professionalism, teaching has to be, far and away, at the top end of the totem pole of the caring professions. Recruits from an academic background, w...
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The point about accountability is right on. Habermas suggested responsibility and emancipation are the two universal features. Accountability is about a number and quantifying something which has its place, but not in deciding what constitutes professional behaviour. As well, we should not think and believe that professionalism silences voices. That is another aspect of the business model that does not fly.

 

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3 Important Shifts in Education

3 Important Shifts in Education | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
(I really struggled with the title of this post, because I am not really sure if these are "shifts" or just ideas that have evolved that I am paying attention to right now. Also, these ideas are de...
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In relative terms, we are in the first minute of the existence of the universe let alone the Internet. I tend to put more emphasis on the first than the second.

 

As well, being a great citizen does not mean a lot. What means some thing to me is being a great person whatever that might mean. For me, it is not being an innovator. It is being a good person in the Aristotlean sense.

 

So, in my mind, this post misses the mark on those two points alone.

 

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Top 10 Academic Library Issues for 2015 | From the Bell Tower

Top 10 Academic Library Issues for 2015 | From the Bell Tower | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

“The beginning of the year brings many “top” lists for what to look for in 2015. So far there’s not much predicting for what looks big for the academic library world. Here’s a shot at it.”


Via Peter Mellow, Tanyam, John Shank, Sharrock, Mark E. Deschaine Ph.D.
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I wonder what competence-based education is? Were we churning out incompetent people and now think that is not a good idea?

 

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Revolving Door Of Teachers Costs Schools Billions Every Year

Revolving Door Of Teachers Costs Schools Billions Every Year | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
The constant churn affects schools' ability to provide all students with skilled teachers. But professor Richard Ingersoll says schools can fix this without spending a dime.
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This goes with my last scoop. It is a universal issue, costs lots of money, and appears to be getting worse.

 

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The 21st Century Learning Initiative ~ Cognitive Apprenticeship: Making Thinking Visible

The 21st Century Learning Initiative ~ Cognitive Apprenticeship: Making Thinking Visible | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
n cognitive apprenticeship, one needs to deliberately bring the thinking to the surface, to make it visible, whether it’s in reading, writing, problem solving. The teacher’s thinking must be made visible to the the students and the student’s thinking must be made visible to the teacher.

Via Kathleen Taylor Mills
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Moving beyond reform to transforming education. Trans means beyond.

 

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Finland's Schools Are Overhauling The Way They Do Things. Here's How - Huffington Post

Finland's Schools Are Overhauling The Way They Do Things. Here's How - Huffington Post | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Finland’s education system, often held up as an exemplary model for the rest of the world, is on the verge of making some major changes.

For years, Finland has led the pack in international test scores, becoming a source of fascination for education policymakers and experts. Now, the country is changing the way it teaches students. Going forward, Finnish schools will be placing less emphasis on individual subjects like math and history, and will instead focus on broader, more interdisciplinary topics. The goal, according to Finnish leaders, is to provide students with the necessary skills for a more technological, global society.

Here are three things you need to know about Finland’s changing education system:

Via John Evans, Scott Anderson (Daymap)
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This is worth following. What will phenomenon-based teaching look like and how will teachers experience this?

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Mika Auramo's comment, March 30, 11:51 PM
Specially the second example show us how school culture is changing here in Finland, not only to teach the class, but do the lessons partly together, way to collaborate.
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The Science (and Practice) of Creativity

The Science (and Practice) of Creativity | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
"Creativity isn't about music and art; it is an attitude to life, one that everybody needs," wrote the University of Winchester's Professor Guy Claxton in the lead-up to the 2014 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) dedicated to creativity and education. "It is a composite of habits of mind which include curiosity, skepticism, imagination, determination, craftsmanship, collaboration, and self-evaluation."

Sounds like the perfect skill set for equipping young people to navigate an increasingly complex and unpredictable world. Encouragingly, there's plenty of evidence -- from both research and practice -- that most of the above can be taught in the classroom. In fact, innovation and education experts agree that creativity can fit perfectly into any learning system.

But before it can be incorporated broadly in curriculum, it must first be understood.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 


Via Gust MEES, Silvia Nascimento
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Creativity fosters teaching and learning.

 

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Gaëlle Solal's curator insight, March 30, 8:42 AM

à lire!

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, March 30, 12:14 PM

Creativity must be cultivated in our schools.

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, March 31, 6:02 PM

Creativity has always been what has set America apart from other nations.  The ability of our population to imagine new solutions to everyday problems and create innovations has kept America as a world leader and given us the economic advantage.  many nations have looked at our education system and wondered how they could nurture this ability in their children.  As a gifted educator, teaching creativity has always been our focus.  Unfortunately, in these days of standardized testing, which lead to standardized curriculum and schools, we are losing our creative advantage.  Creativity is a key for ALL our children.  our children enter school with an active imagination and a natural ability for creative thinking.  We must understand creativity and how we can nurture it in our classrooms and schools. 

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There Is Not Just One Right Way to Be A Connected Educator

There Is Not Just One Right Way to Be A Connected Educator | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

I am a connected educator, whatever you think that term means. To me it means that at any given moment I have access to thousands, if not millions, of teachers around the world that can help me fu...


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It is all about (con)text.

 

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Teachers and salesmanship | A Learning a Day

Teachers and salesmanship | A Learning a Day | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

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I am not sure I buy into the comparison, but I agree with the idea we all teach at some time in our lives and need passion and other qualities that help us in those actions..

 

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for the love of learning: Alberta Education's misleading class size averages

for the love of learning: Alberta Education's misleading class size averages | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
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These seem to be global and universal problems.

 

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kelvinsmim's curator insight, March 28, 4:24 AM

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After learning new words, brain sees them as pictures

When we look at a known word, our brain sees it like a picture, not a group of letters needing to be processed. That's the finding from a new study that shows the brain learns words quickly by tuning neurons to respond to a complete word, not parts of it.

Via Suvi Salo
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We think and imagine in images and not words.

 

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