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Excited about learning: Educational leadership in action - YouTube

Because Paul Elery wants to be a school district leader someday, he enrolled in Washington State University's superintendent certification program. But like ...
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The 21st Century Principal: The Oft-Ignored 21st Century Leadership Skill for School Leaders

The 21st Century Principal: The Oft-Ignored 21st Century Leadership Skill for School Leaders | School leadership | Scoop.it
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21st Century Learning/Teaching: The Principal - 3 Keys to Maximizing Impact - Book Review Fullan

21st Century Learning/Teaching: The Principal - 3 Keys to Maximizing Impact - Book Review Fullan | School leadership | Scoop.it
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Very interesting perspectives on school leadership. Add to "to read list"!

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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | School leadership | 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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Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, February 28, 2014 2:20 AM

Yes, I agree !

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, February 28, 2015 4:54 PM

Includes a great podcast

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, February 28, 2015 6:58 PM

We learn by doing, so teaching should ask us to do.

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Starting with Relationships, Focus on Learning | Connected Principals

Starting with Relationships, Focus on Learning | Connected Principals | School leadership | Scoop.it
For those that have not heard – next school year brings a new and exciting job opportunity – this time as Principal of Vancouver College – a K-12 Catholic school in Vancouver. Of course with a new beginning come thoughts ...
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