Drawing upon socio-ecological and critical educational theory, this article examines neoliberal educational reforms through a theoretical framework of commons and enclosure. Neoliberal reforms should be regarded as enclosures because they seek to
Fab GOUX-BAUDIMENT's insight:
Yet when the commons protection declines, might enclosure be the best solution to preserve what has been left?
Recent research shows that start-up rates increase by as much as 20% when entrepreneurship lessons are provided in schools. As we educate the next wave of business owners, we should give young people first-hand experience of the link between entrepreneurship and innovation. Today’s digital natives are the most adept at using technology, but at the…
À peine arrivée en France, la révolution des MOOCs, propulsée par les universités nord-américaines en 2008, semble déjà s'essouffler. Une perte de vitesse qui touche l'ADN même du concept. De par leur mode de production, les MOOCs ne seraient pas si ouverts qu'ils prétendent l'être. D'après Dominique Boullier, responsable de la pédagogie numérique à Sciences Po Paris, les MOOCs pour la masse favorisent en fait toujours les mêmes... Explications.
Each year, IBM releases a list of five innovations that it believes have the potential to change the way people work, live, and interact during the next five years. This year, the IBM researchers working on the “5 in 5” listing focus on the notion that in the future, everything will learn.
According to IBM: “Driven by a new era of cognitive systems where machines will learn, reason, and engage with us in a more natural and personalized way. These innovations are beginning to emerge enabled by cloud computing, big data analytics, and learning technologies all coming together.”
For example, find a way to allow your students to not just create discussions on their own, but to make those discussions not at all peripheral to the main thrust of the learning. Have students decide not what they want to discuss, but what discussions are necessary to the class. And here, I’m not talking about students voting on discussion topics that you create, but creating their own ideas for what can and should be discussed about the subject matter.
Another option: allow students to bring their own materials to bear on the learning. Ask them to write—asynchronously—a collaborative manifesto for the class that supplements (and sometimes overrides) the syllabus. If you’re teaching Moby Dick let them decide how best to embrace the book. Will they write reports, or make papier maché whales? Will they give video presentations, or collaboratively write a comic for the book online? Whatever they come up with, be prepared to invent right alongside them.
In traditional learning, teachers map out academic standards, and plan units and lessons based around those standards. In Genius Hour, students are in control, choosing what they study, how they study it, and what they do, produce, or create as a result. As a learning model, it promotes inquiry, research, creativity, and self-directed learning.
Complexe, la transition numérique à l'école ne se résume pas à l'entrée de nouveaux outils en classe. Innovation pédagogique, créativité et travail collaboratif sont de rigueur. Profonde, cette mutation implique aussi un nouveau mode de pensée : l'esprit de programmation. De quoi réinventer le métier d'enseignant.
FIGAROVOX/CHRONIQUE - Robin Rivaton explique pour Figarovox quelle influence l'innovation technologique a sur l'économie et notre vie quotidienne. Cette semaine, il rappelle que la révolution robotique va nécessiter des mutations dans notre système éducatif.
Que s’est-il passé ces derniers jours sur la planète des innovations pédagogiques ? Actualités, chiffres, enquêtes… Mettez à jour votre veille et découvrez en un clin d’oeil ce qu’il s’est dit sur la twittosphère à travers notre petite revue de tweets...
In 2025 and beyond we will use mobile, digital technology to learn. The classroom will be in our hands. We will have access to knowledge, lessons, and learning technology anywhere, anytime. We will learn in the moment.
There is mounting evidence that complementing or replacing lectures with student-centric, technology-enabled active learning strategies and learning guidance—rather than memorization and repetition—improves learning, supports knowledge retention, and raises achievement. These new student-centered blended learning methods inspire engagement, and are a way to connect with every student right where they are while supporting progress toward grade level standards.
The brain is constantly on the lookout for ways to improve by obtaining new knowledge and skills, even before birth. Unfortunately, retaining information can be challenging, simply because instructors and course designers do not always use methods that facilitate remembering. The following seven points look at key principles from neuroscience research paired with tips that will allow course creators to achieve effective eLearning development.