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Taking Control of Your Professional Learning

Taking Control of Your Professional Learning | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
My first year in the classroom education was at the height of the No Child Left Behind revolution.

Via Gust MEES
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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 12, 2014 3:21 PM

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

Epict Italia's curator insight, January 13, 2014 4:37 AM

Ecco cosa consiglia il collega d'oltreoceano: 

Stay Local > cerca delle occasioni di formazione/ condivisione vicino a casa
Connect Online > controlla la rete con le sue risorse
Attend an EdCamp > frequenta dei seminari (che chiamano edcamp...ne organizziamo uno???) 
Present or Volunteer > proporsi come autore o volontario nei congressi, worksho ecc: potrebbero esserci delle facilitazioni
Pick Up a Book & Connect with the Author > usare la rete (loro dicono Twitter) per chiacchierare con l'autore del libro che abbiamo comprato
Invest in Yourself > Joe investe il 2-5% del suo stipendio in formazione...ma quanto guadagna (verrebbe da chiedergli?).

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Fanning the Flame of Self-Directed Learning

Fanning the Flame of Self-Directed Learning | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
Five years ago, I attempted something for the first time as a college professor. I'd done it as a K-12 teacher over the years, but this was a first with traditional undergraduate students. I redesi...
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Dr Bernard Bull provides us with a great reminder about the challenges of inquiry learning - both for the lead teacher and those engaged in their inquiries.

NAPP 2015 in New Zealand will benefit from reading and digesting Bernard's summary.

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Where does managed learning stop and self-managed learning begin?

Where does managed learning stop and self-managed learning begin? | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
I was recently asked this question: Where does "managed learning" stop and "self-managed" learning begin? So I created a chart ,which I am sharing below, to visualise my thoughts. I am sure there a...
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Ahh! Jane Hart provides a useful reminder - we all benefit from a merger of managed and self-managed learning.

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Making Friends With Failure

Making Friends With Failure | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
Science evangelist and Edutopia blogger Ainissa Ramirez suggests that we make friends with failure in the academic world - because for scientists, failure is just another word for data.
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Self-managing Learning must surely be happily associated with failure. Going down blind alleys, and banging into seemingly impossible barriers are all natural parts of self-managed learning.

 

Lets stop thinking it's failure to get stuck and not know what to do next - regard it as success to know you are stuck and can reach out to your networks for inspiration.

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You Are Asking The Wrong Questions About Education Technology

You Are Asking The Wrong Questions About Education Technology | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
Education technology is trendy. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t read an article or have a conversation in which someone makes the familiar argument that “education is the one industry that hasn’t embraced the technologies of the 21st Century.” The world has changed--so the story goes--and while business [...]
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Jordan Shapiro is quite rightly asking us to reflect about what education is for and how we are making it work.

Yes there is a belief that technology in education is going to make learning better - numeracy and literacy use accepted languages for learning - perhaps technology will allow us to widen the scope of how we will evaluate learning in school.

Lets hope what ever happens we will ensure that real face-to-face talking and listening will be for ever treated as the means for human success and progress.

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Making Learning Meaningful: 6 Priorities For Whole Learning

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Making Learning Meaningful: 6 Priorities For Whole Learning
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Mark Basnage has summarised for us the basis of successful learning in the 21st Century - this could be for adults or school age students.

..."think deeply and act as a practitioner of the discipline"

..."embracing failure as an opportunity for growth"

.."shine a light on the processes we use to discover ourselves"

 

It is great to see his ideas fit the 21st Century but do not get side-tracked by digital things.

 

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10 predicted e-Learning trends for 2014/15

10 predicted e-Learning trends for 2014/15 | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
“Or how we learned to stop worrying and love the learning technology.” In this blog post I shall countdown and discuss my predictions in e-Learning for the next academic year. 2014/15.  10. Heutago...
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It's not just the screen! These 10 trends open up our thinking about  the opportunities to think about what's now possible. Open badges to recognise progress and achievement - a great point to make.

Yes there is to be more focus on process and less on outcomes and content.

Obviously its blended!

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True Grit: Is Failure an Option in Adult Learning

True Grit: Is Failure an Option in Adult Learning | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
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Making failure an impermanent condition but a valuable step on the path to new learning for adults.

True grit so much harder to apply when you are decades into life and have been told too often about gaps in your learning armour.

Getting the beliefs right helps so much.

Keep on trucking regardless!!

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IDHeutagogy, Self-Directed Learning and Complex Work

IDHeutagogy, Self-Directed Learning and Complex Work | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it

Via Stefan P. Schmid
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I like this quote "“Capable people are those who: know how to learn; are creative; have a high degree of self-efficacy; can apply competencies in novel as well as familiar situations; and can work well with others. In comparison with competencies which consist of knowledge and skills, capability is a holistic attribute.”

Notice how IT terminology is absent. Adaptable capable people are the key.

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Twitter 101: Tips & Tricks

Twitter 101: Tips & Tricks | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
Many educators are leveraging Twitter as a powerful learning strategy in the 21st Century. Here are a few best practices to get you started with Twitter. 1
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Simplicity - that's good - using social media to add dimensions to self-management of learning as an educator.

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12 things you should learn for yourself

12 things you should learn for yourself | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
We learnt its better to learn from each other than to competeWe learnt by making mistakes not playing it safeWe learnt we are part of the problem and part of the answerWe learnt to engage with othe...
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If we get to realising the contexts we are learning in then maybe we are better off.

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The Learning Leader: New Skills for Education in the 21st Century

The Learning Leader: New Skills for Education in the 21st Century | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
by Stewart Hase Writing is always a learning experience for me. It forces greater clarity. In addition, the tranquility of the unique Australian bush setting in which I am currently sitting, miles ...
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I wonder whether Stewart Hase will expand our appreciation of the importance of informal learning.

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To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society

To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
Why haven't education reform efforts amounted to much? Because they start with the wrong problem, says John Abbott, director of the 21st Century Learning Initiative. Overhauling the educational paradigm means replacing the metaphor — the concept of the world and its inhabitants as machine-like entities — that has shaped the education system, as well as many other aspects of our culture.
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The reimagine appeals as it offers some insights to how our information world could offer new more shared community views of education. Perhaps with teachers roles following a very different path than was the case through the 20th Century.

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Cultivating the Next Generation of Web Professionals

Cultivating the Next Generation of Web Professionals | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
One of the most meaningful and lasting ways we can impact the future of the web is through the values and attitudes we instill in the next generation of web workers. Through informal mentoring, classroom outreach, internships, and more, we can offer support and opportunities to those new to digital professions. Georgy Cohen suggests practical ways to connect with students and welcome them wholeheartedly into the web community.
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Georgy Cohen reminds us of the need for professionalism in our educational leadership - supporting the growth and flexibility of future generations and their contributions to change and development is essential. I like the emphasis on making the relationships and importance of others learning well-being.

enjoy the read - thank you Georgy

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The Beatles; All You Need is Heutagogy

A description of how The Beatles learnt to be creative musical innovators based on how the learnt to be hit recording artists, to collaborate with their peers,…
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Enjoy the Beatles - creativity and powerful learning in the 60's

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Leaders Encourage Learning

Leaders Encourage Learning | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
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Learning should encourage - for teachers this is a must yet all to often the point made later in the article that learning in the work place is all too often seen as remedial and to fix gaps in our knowledge!

 

School principals certainly need to make learning a fun part of teachers professional growth yet all too often professional learning is viewed as a drudgery.

Let's hope for more of the delighted learning adults appreciate - leaders think about it1

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4 Characteristics Of Learning Leaders

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TEST 4 Characteristics Of A Learning Leader
by Stewart Hase, Heutagogy of Community Practice
Writing is always a learning experience for me. It forces greater clarity.

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I like the first characteristic - "ability to deal with ambiguity" - just recognising that ambiguity is part of leadership life is a big help.

Sharing with others and making leadership everyone's business are vital characteristics but I wonder if the great challenge about them is to recognise how we are using them - can I use open systems thinking all the time? Are there times when I am quite closed in my thinking especially with people I find difficult to like.

 

Food for thought as always from Stewart H.

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The broad abilities needed are similar when leading students or leading people in an organization...

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Social Media Publishing is dead (as we know it)

Social Media Publishing is dead (as we know it) | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
 Earlier this month, Facebook dropped a bombshell by not only acknowledging that Facebook pages’ organic reach was declining but also by telling us we shouldn’t expect them to recover. Facebook’s VP of Product for Facebook Ads, Brian Boland, went on to explain that this is the new world we live in now, that the same thing happened with search engines before and that we’d better get used to it. It’s true that many platforms go through a similar cycle: first, they present a great free opportunity, then more and more people grab it - decreasing the return for everyone until finally, the platform focuses on those ready to pay for play. It happened with Google Search; it happened with Apps (yes, Apple doesn’t sell ads but others do - such as coincidentally... Facebook). And now that all social media are publicly-traded company with ambitious revenue targets to reach, it will happen to social media as well.
So what does the decline of organic reach on Facebook and social platforms exactly mean on a practical basis? Continue reading →
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Am I right in saying that as individuals or businesses we need to constantly focus on being charge of our publishing and providing means for it to remain relevant through time?

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15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards [INFOGRAPHIC] - Online Education Blog of Touro College

15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards [INFOGRAPHIC] - Online Education Blog of Touro College | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
"Netiquette" refers to rules of etiquette that apply to online communication.

Follow these 15 rules of netiquette to make sure you sound respectful, polite, and knowledgeable when you post to your class’s online discussion boards.Read more →
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Part of self-managing learning is to get the best return from time spent in collaboration with others - these 15 suggestions provide real value for posting in professional learning situations. How can I add greatest value to the discussion? (So simple but important.)

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Bibblio | Welcome to the world’s first multipedia

Bibblio | Welcome to the world’s first multipedia | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
Discover more about any topic and help create the web’s best learning experience
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Are there possibilities here for each of us? What's the limit of shared learning?

Can I remain in charge of my own learning destiny?

What's a multipedia? Multiplr formats.

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Re-wiring for the Complex Workplace

Re-wiring for the Complex Workplace | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
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Self-management for complex organisations may be simpler than first thought. Collaboration and trust may well be the keys. sounds simple but organisational boundaries and procedures keep getting in the road.

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A Day in the Life of a Connected Educator – Using social media in 21st century classrooms

A Day in the Life of a Connected Educator – Using social media in 21st century classrooms | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
One of our main goals at Powerful Learning Practice is to turn educators into 21st Century educators. That is, teach them how to use social media and other powe
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Dip into this and feel the 21st Century classroom is no longer so daunting? I wonder whether the capacity of our internet connections is a more powerful force than those with super fast fibre connections realise.

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Six Characteristics of Adult Learners - Intradiem Productivity Plus Blog

Six Characteristics of Adult Learners - Intradiem Productivity Plus Blog | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
Malcolm Knowles adapted the theory of Andragogy, teaching strategies for adult learners, to adults learning in the 1970s. Knowles’ Andragogy outlines theoretical and practical methods based on six characteristics of adult learners. Understanding these characteristics will help you inspire your […]
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Andragogy and all that - useful reminders

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Dream-Driven Education

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Seth Godin in Stop Stealing Dreams states: Have we created a trillion-dollar, multimillion-student, sixteen-year schooling cycle to take our best and our brightest and snuff out their dreams—someti...
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The joy of dreams and the power of vision may break the power of the industrial model of education.

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Building an Organisation of Independent Learners - RSVP Design Blog

Building an Organisation of Independent Learners - RSVP Design Blog | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
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Gets you thinking and wondering about the very core of educational organisation. Why can't individuals be allowed to be in charge of their own learning?

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