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Connecting With Nature Boosts Creativity and Health

Connecting With Nature Boosts Creativity and Health | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle, explains how society can overcome nature-deficit disorder. 
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Linking environment study and benefits.. 

 

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Culture Shift: When the Learner Owns the Learning

Culture Shift: When the Learner Owns the Learning | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
It is not about learner-centered instruction; it is about the learner owning their learning.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, January 22, 2013 7:17 PM

"When the learning starts with the learner, the learner takes responsibility for their learning. The report states that the learner owns their learning, but does not provide evidence how this happens. The teacher, data, and technology guides the learning in the model provided in the report -- not the learner."

Audrey's comment, January 23, 2013 4:52 PM
To own your learning you must have an internal locus of control. This means that you understand how you learn and why you want to learn a topic. You actively seek to master ways to expand your learning.and do not depend on anyone. You have faith in your abilities; you are committed, confident with no belief in fate or luck.
Marcello Stoll's curator insight, January 28, 2013 5:24 AM

"When the learning starts with the learner, the learner takes responsibility for their learning. The report states that the learner owns their learning, but does not provide evidence how this happens. The teacher, data, and technology guides the learning in the model provided in the report -- not the learner."

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Learner-centered Education in Maine: "Unpacking the standards"

Learner-Centered education is happening at Williams Elementary School, Oakland, Maine! 

 

"I think the energy and the excitement they have about the choice in their learning is motivational to them. They can see what the standards are, but then they understand that they have an element of choice in how they're going to demonstrate their learning."


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, February 26, 2013 2:25 PM

Valerie Glueck and Shelley Moody, 4th grade teachers at at Williams Elementary School in Oakland, Maine explain how they unpack the standards with their learners and how learners monitor their own progress. Here is pointed comment that tells a story about how these learners have ownership to their learning:


"But it's so neat when after a couple of days of unpacking the learning targets, we say, "Ok, so what are we working on?" And hands go up, "Oh, I know exactly what we're working on. We're adding and subtracting fractions with like demoninators today, Mrs. Glueck." "Yes, that's great. And how are you going to show me that you're proficient"?" and, generally, they can articulate that."


Thank you Valerie and Shelley for sharing your learner-centered experiences!