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Ten Skills for the Future Workforce

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Encouraging teachers to think about effective teaching, strategies, programmes, assessment and reporting that will instill key C21 competences and maximise the potential of e-Learning.
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Teaching Innovation and Problem Solving

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Business leaders are calling for workers who can solve problems and innovate solutions, but how can educators teach such abstract skills? After all, isn't every problem unique? Doesn't every solution
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Great graphic re:creative and critical thinking.

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The Incompleteness of Connectivism

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Stephen has written a terrific post on connectivism as a learning theory. This is one of the briefest - and consequently, best - statements I've read on the subject. Let me begin by saying that I'm...

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Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories? | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory v5, Organisation Kolb, Psychology Vygotsky, Psychology Bloom, Piaget genetic epistemology, Psychology Skinner, Montessori constructivism, Dewey constructivism, radical constructivism Knowledge as mental representation: 1a. Knowledge is not passively received either through the senses or by way of communication; 1b. Knowledge is actively built up by the cognising subject; 2a. The function of cognition is adaptive, in the biological sense of the term, tending towards fit or viability; 2b Cognition serves the subject’s organization of the experiential world, not the discovery of an objective ontological reality., social constructivism connectivism, Taylor Organisation, Holt homeschooling, unschooling, constructivism radical constructivism, Kolb experiental learning, Montessori Montessori education, Social anthropology Lave & Wenger, Vygotsky zone of proximal development, Lave & Wenger situated learning, Education Illich, scientific pedagogy Education based on science that modified and improved the individual., communities of practice Groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 1, 7:37 AM
Learning theories
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Learning theories

JulieLaRoche's curator insight, April 12, 11:00 AM

I love infographics like this that depict the 10,000 foot view to show the overall subject, the various theories or parts, and how the pieces fit together and influence one another.

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Tech Tools for Assessing the “Soft” Skills | Tech Learning

Tech Tools for Assessing the “Soft” Skills | Tech Learning | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders.
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Adding Coding to the Curriculum

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Around the world, students from elementary school to the Ph.D. level are increasingly getting acquainted with the basics of computer coding.

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Something NZ should be having a much more serious look at!

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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | Pedagogical Ponderings | 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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Marco Pozzi's curator insight, February 23, 11:27 AM

Molto interessante!!

Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, February 23, 11:10 PM

from hybridpedagogy.com a new online journal. 

Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, February 28, 2:20 AM

Yes, I agree !

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What Are 21st-Century Skills?

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"‘Connectivism’: Who is the New Kid on the Learning Theory Block?" by E Dobozy, Chris Campbell et al.

This paper reports the findings of a meta-interpretation into of the emergence of a new learning design concept and its positionality within the learning and teaching theory landscape.

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The learning design studio: collaborative design inquiry as teachers’ professional development | Mor | Research in Learning Technology

The learning design studio: collaborative design inquiry as teachers’ professional development | Mor | Research in Learning Technology | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it
The learning design studio: collaborative design inquiry as teachers’ professional development
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This looks a really interesting take on teaching as inquiry - and certainly has application in helping teachers think about useful ways to incorporate digital technologies

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Bunkr Is The PowerPoint Killer We’ve All Been Waiting For

Bunkr Is The PowerPoint Killer We’ve All Been Waiting For | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it

French startup Bunkr is focused on one simple task: killing PowerPoint. To achieve this goal, the company’s well-designed web app will help you collect visual content and organize it into slides. The result is a very visual HTML5 presentation that works on your computer, phone or tablet. You can export your work in PDF or PPT as well.


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Going to check this out as powerpoint is killing me!

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, August 27, 2013 12:44 AM

Looks like a very functional app that will enable rapid production of slide decks. Cost is $3 per month. I think I'd rather buy it than rent it.

Payman Taei's comment, August 27, 2013 10:49 PM
You need to take a close look at EWC #Presenter ; changing the presentation scene http://www.ewcPresenter.com
dianataylor's curator insight, September 8, 2013 9:39 PM

Web-based presentation tool that you can develop on the fly (evernote style) and have multiple contributors - however there is a subscription fee after two presentations. HTML5 back end

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Principles - Best Practice Models

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Foof for thought! Like the alignment of key elements of f2f with teaching through the digital environment.

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5 Human Psychology Facts You Can Use To Create Better eLearning

5 Human Psychology Facts You Can Use To Create Better eLearning | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it
Five psychological principles you can use to build effective eLearning courses.
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Interesting principles to use in Teaching as Inquiry reflections.  Sometimes we miss or forget the blindingly obvious!

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Survey: Learning '21st-Century Skills' Linked to Work Success

Survey: Learning '21st-Century Skills' Linked to Work Success | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it
Students' exposure to so-called 21st-century skills in school correlates positively with perceived quality of work later in life, according to a new study by Gallup Inc

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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 31, 2013 5:37 PM

 

         ===> PracTICE matters, prepare the learners for the "Real-World"! <===

 

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, June 1, 2013 8:49 AM

Teaching = learning

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Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge - by Stephen Downes

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Tucked away for a rainy day!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 27, 11:59 AM

A long article that needs to be read and thought over. Something that is important to add is that teaching is more than demonstration and modeling. It includes good learning, which is practice and reflection.

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How quest-based learning is improving student achievement

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There is a common imperative given to teachers to leave no child behind. This alludes to getting all of our students to similar levels of proficiency by ye

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, April 20, 12:41 PM

Part of the increasing gamification movement. 

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, April 20, 2:15 PM

Thanks, Susan Bainbridge!

Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, April 20, 7:02 PM

This continues to take a hard look at Game Based Learning with emphasis on questioning, achieving mastery through questioning and feedback.

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Always good to read Fullan's thoughts.  Note Hattie's "teacher as Facilitators" verses "Teacher as Activators".

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Instructivism, constructivism or connectivism?

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Instructivism is dead. Gone are the days of an authoritarian teacher transmitting pre-defined information to passive students. In the 1990s, constructivism heralded a new dawn in instructional desi...
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Stephen Downes said..."

I think this is a really good post even if I disagree with it. The premise is that while popular perception sees constructivism as replacing instructivism, and connectivism as replacing constructivism, in reality each of them has its place, and they should be viewed as complementary approaches rather than in conflict. So why do I disagree? Because while as pedagogies it is easy to imagine them being alternated, as theories they contradict each other. According to instructivism, knowledge can be transmitted. According to constructivism, knowledge is created via internal representations. I don't think either is true, and more, these aren't the sort of things that can be true in one moment and not true in the next."

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Teaching as inquiry and e-learning: 3 questions

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I have done a fair bit of work with schools recently exploring what the 'teaching as inquiry' professional learning cycle looks like in a school that has e-learning as a focus. There seem to be a h...
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Google Search has finally added a simple way to search for images that have reuse rights!

Google Search has finally added a simple way to search for images that have reuse rights! | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it

by Sue Beckingham

 

"Google Search has finally added a simple way to search for images that have reuse rights!

 

First of all enter your search keyword, then click on Images. You will then see Search tools. Select this and it reveals Usage Rights with a drop down menu. The default is ‘not filtered by licence’. You can then choose one of four further options:

labelled for reuselabelled for commercial reuselabelled for reuse with modificationlabelled for commercial reuse with modification

Check the best match and you will then only see the images that have those rights."


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True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It ~ Edutopia

True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It ~ Edutopia | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it

by Vicki Davis

 

"Can you predict academic success or whether a child will graduate? You can, but not how you might think.

 

"When psychologist Angela Duckworth studied people in various challenging situations, including National Spelling Bee participants, rookie teachers in tough neighborhoods, and West Point cadets, she found:

 

"One characteristic emerged as a significant predictor of success. And it wasn't social intelligence. It wasn't good looks, physical health, and it wasn't IQ. It was grit."

 

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This is a wonderful article, full of excellent resource links.


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For Teenage Brains, the Importance of Continuing to Learn Deeply

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It used to be that neuroscientists thought smart people were all alike. But now they think that some very smart people retain the ability to learn rapidly, like a child, well into adolescence.

 

“Until adolescence there are lots of new connections being made between neurons to store patterns and information collected from the environment,” Brant says.

 

The brain adds many synapses in the cortex. This comes at a time when the brain is especially responsive to learning. This is typically followed by cortical pruning in adolescence, as the brain shifts from hyperlearning mode.

Hewitt agrees: “The developing brain is a much more flexible organ than the mature brain.”

 

Learning doesn’t stop at adolescence, of course, but the “sensitive period” — where the brain is hyperlearning mode — does appear to come to an end. Learning new things gets harder.

 


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 24, 2013 11:44 AM
Thanks Linda. I appreciate the reference to the NPR discussion.
EerstehulpSEO's curator insight, September 25, 2013 1:56 AM

brilliant

Sharla Shults's curator insight, October 2, 2013 5:40 PM

For some reason, as kids get older, they no longer 'think that thinking' is important! They don't want to think; instead, they simply just want the answer.

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Gaming improves multitasking skills

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"Commercial companies have claimed for years that computer games can make the user smarter, but have been criticized for failing to show that improved skills in the game translate into better performance in daily life1. Now a study published this week in Nature2 — the one in which Linsey participated — convincingly shows that if a game is tailored to a precise cognitive deficit, in this case multitasking in older people, it can indeed be effective."


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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, September 5, 2013 1:26 PM

The possibility that attentional practices can be trained through deliberate practice is fundamental to infotention. I chronicled a certain amount of research into this in Net Smart. Now the prestigious journal Nature has published a study that lends support to the claim that online games (this one is called "Neuroracer") can be used for attention training (in this case, helping older people improve their capacity to multitask.)


A lot of attention is focused these days on managing distraction and avoiding multitasking. But there are few lives, practices, professions, situations, in which it is even possible to completely eliminate multitasking. Knowing when not to multitask is essential, but knowing how to multitask more effectively is also essential.

Anne-Marie Armstrong's curator insight, September 13, 2013 11:48 AM

It is an argument that continues because it is relevant.

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TubeChop : The Educative Use of Youtube ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Love this - every teacher should know!

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Augmented Reality: The Future of EdTech?

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"Augmented reality is transforming the educational landscape. It gives students an up close look at objects like never before, and gives them the platform to be creative in their learning. The uses and possibilities of augmented reality in education are only limited by one’s imagination. Magical effect, limitless power, and increased engagement, is what makes augmented reality the future of educational technology."


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10 Reasons to Try 20% Time in the Classroom

10 Reasons to Try 20% Time in the Classroom | Pedagogical Ponderings | Scoop.it
  via Edudemic If you haven’t heard of 20% time in the classroom, the premise is simple: Give your students 20% of their class time to learn what they want. Yes, that’s it. Below is a list of ...
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