There’s not much pedagogical literature on the topic of curiosity. In fact the article referenced here is the only piece I can remember seeing on the subject, which is a bit surprising because curiosity does play an important role in learning.
It didn't happen to me, but then something happened when I was 14 that changed my attitude to learning and school. A third of adults have been left permanently scarred by the experience of failing the 11 plus. We all learn differently Mr Gove.
There are collaboration zones, houses-within-houses, and a slew of other features that are designed to foster “curiosity and creativity.” That’s according to Vittra, which runs 30 schools in Sweden. Their most recent school, Telefonplan School (see photos below) in Stockholm, could very well be the school of the future.
James Cross explores some practical classroom techniques and ideas for how schools and teachers might bring online video learning to life in their classrooms.
This article in SecEd provides a good introduction for teachers who may be considering using online video in their teaching, but are not sure where to start. James outlines some useful approaches, strategies and clearly explains the benefits of online video.
I've added this simply to emphasise that backward steps impact on the opportunities of the wider student community. The future is cleraly being mapped, but why alienate and destroy the futures of so many potentially later developing and less "academic" children..
Business and political leaders are increasingly asking schools to integrate development of skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration into the teaching and learning of academic subjects. Collectively these skills are often referred to as “21st century skills” or “deeper learning.”
Professor Simon Cox and his team racked up 64 credit card-sized Pis using Lego building blocks to create the parallel computer. They named their beast Iridis-Pi after the university's Intel-powered 72-teraflops supercomputer, Iridis.
When Steve Jobs officially returned to Apple 15 years ago, it marked a moment of rebirth for the struggling company. It's now history, but this Design a& Systems Thinker was about to put that "ding" in the universe by making it simpler for everyone to share.
Wolf claims PC education shipments in the US fell 13.9% in the June quarter, compared to the same period last year, while Apple has sold a million iPads to the US education market in June, double what it sold in the June quarter last year.
Disruption doesn’t sound like a pretty word, but in the long run, it can be a beautiful thing. Disruption is about shifting power. Eroding patterns. Breaking the system. In education, this can come from the most unlikely of sources.
Eight in ten (80%) UK teachers think audio visual (AV) technology in classrooms is extremely important, but nearly two-thirds (60%) face problems with unreliable equipment and over a third (37%) don't have the right training to use it.
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