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Self-directed learning: “an urban legend in education.”

Self-directed learning: “an urban legend in education.” | Teaching and Learning Strategies | Scoop.it
When Bill Gates was still a teenager, he would sneak out of his family’s house before dawn and ride his bike to a building on the campus of the University of Washington. He had discovered that the university’s huge supercomputers were idle between the hours of three and six in the morning, allowing the budding …

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, July 23, 2014 1:46 PM

"This is a very particular take on learning: the autodidact’s (Gates') take. We shouldn’t mistake it for most people’s reality. Productive learning without guidance and support from others is rare. A pair of eminent researchers has gone so far as to call the very notion of self-directed learning “an urban legend in education.”

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A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit

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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, June 20, 2:01 AM
Molt bo!
António Leça Domingues's curator insight, June 24, 2:54 AM
Kit de desenvolvimento pessoal para professores.
David W. Deeds's curator insight, June 29, 7:38 PM

Very useful! Thanks to Michel Verstrepen.      

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How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space

How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space | Teaching and Learning Strategies | Scoop.it
Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from Thinking Through Project-Based Learning: Guiding Deeper Inquiry by Jane Krauss and Suzie Boss. It was published this month by Corwin. Take a moment a...

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STEM vs STEAM: A Look At Half-Brain Teaching - Edudemic

STEM vs STEAM: A Look At Half-Brain Teaching - Edudemic | Teaching and Learning Strategies | Scoop.it

"Science, Technology, Engineering, Math. Teach coding, get girls interested in all of these subjects. However you slice it, there’s a lot of focus on the logical and analytical brain functions these days. Many schools are cutting the ‘extras’ like art and music. While I firmly believe that students need to be well rounded and really need subjects like those to be considered more than ‘extra’, and while there are many people fighting to keep these programs in schools, you can’t deny that the international economy and jobs outlook is demanding more focus on STEM. But does that mean we should drop all focus on the other stuff?

 

The handy infographic below takes a look at why focusing on the skills of half our brain is not enough. It explores the functions of all parts of the brain (however simplified) and gives some insight into how the creative skills can help you a lot."


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Pájaro Chogüí's curator insight, August 3, 2014 4:42 PM

Sobrevalora  actividades creativas para un mejor aprendizaje...