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An online library of effective teaching techniques and methodologies which inspire enduring and meaningful learning.
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Blended Learning Innovations: 10 Major Trends

Blended Learning Innovations: 10 Major Trends | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

"Blended learning is constantly evolving. And most of the innovations and refinements have been developed to support student-centered learning. That means leveraging technology into learning activities, in and out of the classroom.

There is mounting evidence that complementing or replacing lectures with student-centric, technology-enabled active learning strategies and learning guidance—rather than memorization and repetition—improves learning, supports knowledge retention, and raises achievement. These new student-centered blended learning methods inspire engagement, and are a way to connect with every student right where they are while supporting progress toward grade level standards."


Via Beth Dichter, Ruby Day, Lynnette Van Dyke
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Mika Auramo's curator insight, April 28, 2014 12:04 AM

Erinomainen infografiikka sulautuvasta opetuksesta, vertailun vuoksi myös arkaaisesta menetelmästä.

StudentGeneratedInduction's curator insight, October 28, 2014 6:06 PM

Links to an interesting set of infographics showing how learning can be made more active. The outcome of doing this has benefits for teachers and students. It is also noted to be an influence on student retention.

Anthippi Harou's curator insight, December 26, 2014 1:36 AM

Very interesting article on 'blended learning'.

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30 Ways to Inspire Divergent Thinking - InformED

30 Ways to Inspire Divergent Thinking - InformED | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

"When we stop talking about creativity and innovation in abstract terms and start thinking about how they originate, we get divergent thinking. Divergent thinking is more than thinking outside the box; it’s thinking without the box, and imposing structure later."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 9, 2014 8:13 PM

Why is divergent thinking important in education, and how can we inspire our students to become divergent thinkers? This post explores this idea, beginning with a definition of divergent thinking and providing a look at current research on divergent thinking.

Did you know that divergent thinking "stems from logical, unbiased thinking" or that divergent thinking "leads to positive mood swings while convergent thinking leads to negative mood swings." After this discussion (and there is much more in the post) you will find 30 tips on how to teach your students to become divergent thinkers. A few of the tips are below.

* Fast, frequent failures (with the suggestion that students quickly lay out all possible solutions). Identifying mistakes helps to lead to the students to the correct solution.

* Google - Today students like to Google the answer...but what if you create questions that require deeper thinking, where Google will not supply an answer quickly.

Many more ideas are available in the post. Click through to read more.

Si Hua's curator insight, June 10, 2014 3:54 AM

Cool Idea!