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This collection reflects my interest in writing pedagogy, agency and efficacy, and teaching with technology -- as a rhetorician and researcher as well as writer, teacher of writers, and teacher of writing teachers.
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Potential Power of Blogging for Pedagogy

Potential Power of Blogging for Pedagogy | Metawriting |
I believe in the potential power of blogging. I believe it can be harnessed to be a powerful pedagogical tool in the 21st Century.


4 Benefits of Integrating Blogging into Pedagogy

1. Blogs promote participation and collaboration of knowledge and skills. There are a myriad of resources available on the internet that can help students become creators, and not merely consumers of different texts and bodies of knowledge.


2. Blogs promote global communication and collaboration. Teachers can facilitate interactions with diverse cultures, ethnicities, and religions, and social contexts. Students can be helped to challenging their thinking by considering other viewpoints.


3. Blogs promote the critical analysis of pedagogy and literacies.


4. Blogs create the potential for interactive spaces for authentic exchanges. Strategies including reading logs, book reviews, parental communication, encouraging reading and writing and responding around a particular theme or focus.

If we can harness this power, we have a strong pedagogical tool on our hands. As with other areas in education, we can begin to harness this power by asking ourselves the right kinds of questions that can bring about the results we want to see.


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Viljenka Savli ('s curator insight, June 15, 2016 3:55 AM
useful ideas and facts why blogging is useful in education
Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, June 15, 2016 8:58 AM
I encourage my teachers to blog for the same reasons listed here. Powerful learning tool for the 21st Century.
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, June 15, 2016 4:24 PM
Very interesting subject to be considered and discussed. I will disclose the post to my contacts and subscribers in
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Pedagogy - 'Disillusioned' teachers bored by chalk and talk

Pedagogy - 'Disillusioned' teachers bored by chalk and talk | Metawriting |
Traditional methods do not suit modern classrooms, expert says


Professor Fullan identifies them as the root of the problem. But he stresses that the new methods of teaching he describes take teachers beyond being “mere facilitators” to becoming “partners” who recognise the “importance of proactively learning alongside students”.


“Through such partnering, teachers not only become learners themselves, but also begin to see learning through the eyes of their students,” he writes.


“This ‘visibility’ is essential if teachers are to continuously challenge students to reach for the next step.”


The report acknowledges that many of the teaching strategies it describes have been “advocated for at least a century by the likes of Dewey, Piaget, Montessori and Vygotsky”.


But it says that today’s conditions means they are now being widely embraced: “


Through the combination of the ‘push’ of traditional schooling that fails to keep students or teachers engaged, and the ‘pull’ of new pedagogies unleashed through digital access, the transformation of education systems on a broad scale becomes not only possible, but inevitable.”

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 26, 2014 10:25 AM


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Jacqui Sharp's curator insight, January 26, 2014 8:14 PM

This article supports the need to change from a traditional style of teaching to one which is in partnership with the student.

Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, January 27, 2014 4:17 AM

Very interesting article which gives educators much thoughts about the methods they chose to "deliver" their classroom content.

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" Pedagogy Vs Andragogy " Chart

" Pedagogy Vs Andragogy " Chart | Metawriting |

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Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, May 7, 2013 3:49 PM

Adult learning is a vast area of educational research and probably one of the most complicated. Adults learn differently and have different strategies in learning. Adults Learning Theory and Principles explain in details these strategies and sheds more light on how adults cultivate knowledge.

 Talking about adult learning brings us to the concept of Andragogy. According to the article Malcolm Knowles an American practitioner and theorist of adult education, defined andragogy as “the art and science of helping adults learn”. Knowles identified the six principles of adult learning as:Adults are internally motivated and self-directedAdults bring life experiences and knowledge to learning experiencesAdults are goal orientedAdults are relevancy orientedAdults are practicalAdult learners like to be respectedTom Whitby wrote this great article " Pedagogy Vs Andragogy " in which he argued for using these same principles of adults learning in kids learning. I highly recommend this article to those of you interested in learning more about Andragogy. I am also sharing with you this awesome chart created by  featuring the differences between pedagogy and Andragogy.
Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, May 7, 2013 5:41 PM

Excelente e simples comparativo sobre diferenças de aprendizagem entre adultos e crianças. Sem dúvida, vale um inforgrafico aqui pra ilustrar !

Prof. Mark Levit's comment, July 21, 2013 10:11 AM
With my time now time divided between university classrooms and the commercial sector, this chart suggests both reason and hope. Higher education today promises job readiness but the customs, standards, and traditions of the education business make that an unlikely outcome. For example, the college students before whom I stand weekly are substantially more interested in, and learn from, my stories of client, employee, & vendor relations and conflict than what appears in their texts. Those stories get remembered and provide practical rather than traditionally academic reasons to learn. Most students learn critical thinking and other university-mandated disciplines when reasons for learning them become evident. But with life now operating on fast-forward in this era of the Internet, paradigm shifts, and the profit-challenged corporate sector, we no longer have the luxury of education's traditional and (perhaps) obsolete modalities. When we cater to students other than those who perceive college as permission to party for 4 (or more) years, eliminate the aggressive financial goals of the powerful dollar-starved multinational corporations to which we refer as "universities," when we acknowledge students must learn for the purpose of competing on a commercial world stage, we'll enjoy,nonce again, the goals of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Simultaneously, we'll put our nation back on-track for renewed greatness.
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Think Pedagogy First, Technology Second

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Think Pedagogy First, Technology Second

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Rachel Vartanian's curator insight, March 28, 2014 4:40 PM

EdTech is about education: student learning and outcomes. 

Jimena Acebes Sevilla's curator insight, August 18, 2014 8:33 PM

Primero la pedagogía, después la tecnología.

Stéphane Bataillard's curator insight, August 24, 2014 1:26 PM

A méditer...

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Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning

Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning | Metawriting |
The evolution of the web from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and now to Web 3.0 can be used a metaphor of how education should also be evolving, as a movement based on the evolution from Education 1.0 to Educa...

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Lucja's comment, July 25, 2013 3:31 AM
Thanks for this
João Greno Brogueira's comment, July 25, 2013 5:59 AM
This post was to be published in my other
Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 27, 2013 5:39 PM

This article is very insightful. It clearly explains and demonstrates the differences that have occured in education over the last 20 years, particularly in the context of technology. Mobile learning is becoming more prominent in classrooms and requires teachers to be active participants in the use of technology.