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How meta-learning (information about learning) can improve learning, and related topics.
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Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School

Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test.
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"Often students have no idea why Google or any other search provider works the way it does. And they don’t know how to phrase questions to get the answers they seek."

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Eliminate Grades, Change the Educational System

Eliminate Grades, Change the Educational System | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it

"Education is in need of some changes. If we eliminate grades, we make room for many important shifts that must occur in our current climate. It's time to shift the mindset; teachers, throw out grades.

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"Teachers, students and higher educational systems need to start valuing learning and progress over points if we want our students to be truly career and college ready."

 

I can't agree more. The focus of education needs to be on learning, not on grades.

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The Other 21st Century Skills

The Other 21st Century Skills | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is an overused phrase).  I have an affinity towards the skills identified by Tony...
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Excellent overview of the characteristics and skills that will help all students to thrive.

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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age.

 

Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products.

Imagine my surprise and joy when I realized that I had arrived at constructionism prior to knowing that such a theory even existed. I believe that thousands of other educators are unknowingly working within the constructionist paradigm as well. Although many within the Maker movement are aware that it has it’s roots in constructionism, the movement is gaining impressive momentum without the majority of Makers realizing that there is a strong theoretical foundation behind their work.

 

After I came to understand this connection between my practices and the supporting theoretical framework I was better able to focus and refine my practice. Even more importantly, I felt more confident and powerful in forging ahead with further experiments in the learning situations I design for my learners.

 


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We learn by doing, so teaching should ask us to do.

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Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, February 24, 2014 4:10 AM

from hybridpedagogy.com a new online journal. 

Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, February 28, 2014 7:20 AM

Yes, I agree !

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, February 28, 2015 9:54 PM

Includes a great podcast

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Why Academic Teaching Doesn’t Help Kids Excel In Life

Why Academic Teaching Doesn’t Help Kids Excel In Life | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Teacher Shelley Wright explains why a school system that revolves around academics fails to teach kids what they really need to know.
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What do our kids need to succeed in life? Maybe they need a new approach to education.

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Do you have the wrong impression about online learning? [Infographic]

Do you have the wrong impression about online learning? [Infographic] | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it

Today, no longer is having a high school diploma is enough to land a good job and support family. College is key today, but finding the funds to pay for it can be tricky. Brick and mortar institutions cost a fortune, and most have to work while going to school. But for those who can't juggle both, online learning can be a great option.

 

We know what that you may think this avenue is for slackers, but have a look at our infographic below, and your opinion may just change.

 


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Totally Addictive Education: The Future of Learning - Forbes

Totally Addictive Education: The Future of Learning - Forbes | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Today, most educational systems are designed to work from the microscopic to the macroscopic. Students learn facts and figures and tiny fractions of knowledge long before anyone really puts things into a larger context.

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What MOOCs Are Teaching Universities About Active Learning

What MOOCs Are Teaching Universities About Active Learning | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
There's a lot of skepticism about whether or not MOOCs are "disrupting" higher education, but can they offer important learning opportunities for the institutions themselves?
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The MOOC courses I've tried relied way too heavily on lectures, quizzes, and posting short essays in forums to be critiqued by students who often showed a distinct lack of understanding of the material. The courses didn't teach anything about active learning, except how not to engage students. They are not a direction I want to see used as a model for the future of education.

 

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The High Cost of Neuromyths in Education

The High Cost of Neuromyths in Education | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Instead of believing in the right/left brain, learning styles, and that we use only ten percent of our brains, we should focus on neuroscience research.
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Those of us who work in the education field need to be aware of the science and the pseudoscience, so we can avoid perpetuating the myths.

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Why Letter Grades Just Don’t Cut It

Why Letter Grades Just Don’t Cut It | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Letter-grades fail at giving students specific information about how they are doing in class.
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Students don't need grades. In fact, grades can actually prevent real learning because students come to equate success in school with getting good grades, rather than with increasing their understanding of the subjects being taught and the world around them.

 

We know this. Not only has this been identified as a problem by educators for decades, but anyone who has ever started school as a curious child. excited by the prospect of learning, only to discover that school is boring, that school makes them hate learning, regardless of whether they get good or bad grades, knows this.

 

It's time to end the carrot and stick approach that is grading and begin giving children and their parents real feedback that promotes learning.

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How to Get Students to Believe in Themselves | The New York Public Library

How to Get Students to Believe in Themselves | The New York Public Library | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
How many times do you hear students in your classroom or library say, “I can’t”? Doesn’t that phrase make you cringe? I always tell students, "Don’t say that because you can,” and help them figure out ways to reach their goals.
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Such useful advice in so many contexts.

 

Now, eat your goldfish crackers!

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The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know

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The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know

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This article is part of a larger, on-going effort to help connect teachers and other learning professionals with the neuroscience of learning.

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This is interesting. I recognized some, but not others.

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Vincent Munch's curator insight, November 25, 2013 5:51 PM

Something we should all read

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Flipped Classroom Model for Higher Education

Presentation by Jackie Gerstein for integrating the flipped classroom approach in higher education with a focus on experiential learning with videos and other content supporting not driving the instruction.

 

Read all the details of the experiential learning cycle and design using digital media on Jackie's blog here: http://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2012/05/15/flipped-classroom-the-full-picture-for-higher-education/

 

And a video illustration in which she explains the design and cycle of learning can be viewed here: http://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2012/07/

 

 


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Understanding the Value of Curation for Education: Nancy White

Understanding the Value of Curation for Education: Nancy White | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it

Robin Good: What does curation mean from an educational viewpoint? And what is the key difference between "collecting" and "curating".

Nancy White (@NancyW), a 21st Century Learning & Innovation Specialist and the author of Innovations in Education blog, has written an excellent article, dissecting the key characterizing traits of curation, as a valuable resource to create and share knowledge. 

 

She truly distills some key traits of curation in a way that is clear and comprehensible to anyone.

 

She writes: "The first thing I realized is that in order to have value-added benefits to curating information, the collector needs to move beyond just classifying the objects under a certain theme to deeper thinking through a) synthesis and b) evaluation of the collected items.

 

How are they connected?"

 

Excellent definition. 

 

And then she also frames perfectly the relevance of "context" for any meaningful curation project by writing: "I believe when we curate, organization moves beyond thematic to contextual – as we start to build knowledge and understanding with each new resource that we curate.

 

Themes have a common unifying element – but don’t necessarily explain the “why.”

 

Theme supports a central idea – Context allows the learner to determine why that idea (or in this case, resource) is important.

 

So, as collecting progresses into curating, context becomes essential to determine what to keep, and what to discard."

 

But there's a lot more insight distilled in this article as Nancy captures with elegance the difference between collecting for a personal interest and curating for a specific audience. 

 

She finally steals my full endorsement for this article by discretely inquirying how great a value it would be to allow students to "curate" the domains of interest they need to master.

 

Excellent. Highly recommended. 9/10

 

Full article: http://d20innovation.d20blogs.org/2012/07/07/understanding-content-curation/ ;

 


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Beth Kanter's comment, July 8, 2012 6:22 PM
I especially like how she used the Bloom's Taxonomy and related that to curation.
Stalder Angèle's comment, August 1, 2012 8:56 AM
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Shaz J's comment, August 5, 2012 3:39 PM
Thanks for this!