How does new media facilitate and support deep learning? Resources gathered here have a distinct "research into practice" flavour. (I'm trying to take "curation" seriously; I add to this resource very slowly.)
Teachers of all kinds can find fresh resources -- and inspiration -- in this batch of TEDTalks. Some talks may shake your worldview: Sir Ken Robinson questions the very basis of our education system, while Erin McKean does the same for our most sacred of reference books, the dictionary. Others (like Dave Eggers) celebrate the extraordinary power of teachers and schools -- and share ways you can help them.
Look here for pointers to amazing classroom tools and techniques.
There are many questions about the mathematical preparation teachers need. Recent recommendations from a variety of sources state that reforming teacher preparation in postsecondary institutions is central in providing quality mathematics education to all students. The Mathematics Teacher Preparation Content Workshop examined this problem by considering two central questions:
* What is the mathematical knowledge teachers need to know in order to teach well? * How can teachers develop the mathematical knowledge they need to teach well?
The Workshop activities focused on using actual acts of teaching such as examining student work, designing tasks, or posing questions, as a medium for teacher learning. The Workshop proceedings, Knowing and Learning Mathematics for Teaching, is a collection of the papers presented, the activities, and plenary sessions that took place.
Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do? with Michael Sandel. Take a front row seat at the first course Harvard has ever made available to everyone, online and on the air. (Brilliant pedagogy in action and gripping content.)
It's an approach that promotes a pedagogy of learning by engagement and activity within an authentic learning community -- a community of practitioners, where people practice the discipline, rather than merely just talk about it.
Complete resources for PBL, K-14: publications, online tools, professional development, and research. Website resources include 'how-to' videos and example projects, a Do-It-Yourself project planning tutorial, links to online project libraries, useful downloads of project planning and management forms, and a forum for posting questions to experts and fellow practitioners. Books available: PBL Starter Kit, PBL in the Elementary Grades, and the PBL Handbook. The nonprofit Buck Institute for Education has (BIE) has supported PBL since 1998, working with school districts and networks, state and federal educational agencies, Ministries of Education, advocacy organizations, foundations and university partners to expand the use of effective PBL for the 21st century.
Adding it Up explores how students in pre-K through 8th grade learn mathematics and recommends how teaching, curricula, and teacher education should change to improve mathematics learning during these critical years.
(The ideas here have wide general application. A quick easy read.) Some suggestions are presented for teaching statistics. It is helpful to use a framework called backward instructional design, which consists of a series of steps that guide a teacher in constructing effective instruction. The first step in selecting the right pedagogy is to identify essential understandings and skills. Then, assessments that are the best measure of these understandings and skills need to be designed. Once these steps are completed, appropriate pedagogy to help students acquire and demonstrate their understanding and skills can be specified. A review of the literature yields some suggestions for college teaching that can be grouped in to categories of: (1) overcoming fear and anxiety; (2) lecturing creatively; (3) motivating students; and (4) using engaging discussions.
EDUCAUSE Review is the association's award-winning magazine for the higher education IT community. Published bimonthly in print (22,000 distributed copies) and online (over 50,000 visits per month), the magazine takes a broad look at current developments and trends in information technology, how they may affect the college/university as an institution, and what these mean for higher education and society. In addition to EDUCAUSE members, the magazine's audience consists of presidents/chancellors, senior academic and administrative leaders, non-IT staff, faculty in all disciplines, librarians, and corporate staff/leaders.
Handheld computers or personal digital assistants (PDAs) were launched in the marketplace in 1996. Within 18 months, these handheld devices had swept through the business community and virtually transformed the way people took notes and kept professional and personal calendars. ... Why hasn't technology, be it hardware or software, had the same transformative effect on K-12 education? The National Research Council's (NRC) project on Improving Learning with Information Technology (ILIT) was created to confront this question and ultimately to enable the transformation of K-12 education through information technology.
Knowing What Students Know essentially explains how expanding knowledge in the scientific fields of human learning and educational measurement can form the foundations of an improved approach to assessment. These advances suggest ways that the targets of assessment-what students know and how well they know it-as well as the methods used to make inferences about student learning can be made more valid and instructionally useful. Principles for designing and using these new kinds of assessments are presented, and examples are used to illustrate the principles. Implications for policy, practice, and research are also explored.
Explainers utilize many tools to break down complicated subjects beyond just a block of text, and we’ve collected eight of the best. Some of them are visual, interactive, or entertaining, but all of them help users easily digest intricate topics.
Although there are many different approaches to learning, there are three basic types of learning theory: behaviorist, cognitive constructivist, and social constructivist. This section provides a brief introduction to each type of learning theory. The theories are treated in four parts: a short historical introduction, a discussion of the view of knowledge presupposed by the theory, an account of how the theory treats learning and student motivation, and finally, an overview of some of the instructional methods promoted by the theory is presented.
Patterns are designed to capture best practice in a specific domain. Pedagogical patterns try to capture expert knowledge of the practice of teaching and learning. The intent is to capture the essence of the practice in a compact form that can be easily communicated to those who need the knowledge. Presenting this information in a coherent and accessible form can mean the difference between every new instructor needing to relearn what is known by senior faculty and easy transference of knowledge of teaching within the community.
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