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Six Key Ingredients of Learner-centered eLearning Courses

Six Key Ingredients of Learner-centered eLearning Courses | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it
Learner-centric approach seems to be at the forefront of effective instruction in eLearning courses. The learner must be at the heart of it. (Six Key Ingredients of Learner-centered eLearning Courses | Design with a focus on the learner first!

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challenging e learning approach!!!

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Nancy White's curator insight, July 31, 2013 12:41 PM

Whether you are teaching in traditional face-to-face classrooms, blended, or fully online, these are key ingredients for motivated, self-directed learners.

 

When designing learning for digital citizenship, we need to think beyond just delivery of "content" - but how can you help students own it?  Use these ingredients in your learning design!

Nancy White's curator insight, July 31, 2013 12:42 PM

Whether you are teacing in a traditional classroom environment, blended, or fully online, these are key ingredients for motivated, self-directed learners.

Barbara Bray's comment, August 7, 2013 5:41 PM
Thank you Nancy for your insight on self-directed learners.
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Crea y aprende con Laura: CORTOMETRAJES CON VALOR EDUCATIVO

Crea y aprende con Laura: CORTOMETRAJES CON VALOR EDUCATIVO | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it

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Resilience: The Other 21st Century Skills

Resilience:  The Other 21st Century Skills | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it

"Due to the interest of my post The Other 21st Skills, I decided to individually discuss each of the skills or dispositions I proposed that are in addition to the seven survival skills as identified by Tony Wagner.

This post focuses on resiliency. The first post focused on Grit:  The Other 21st Century Skills. Some would categorize Grit and Resiliency as the same skill, but it is my belief they are involve two different, but interconnected, skill sets. While grit focuses on persistence, resilience is about bouncing back in the face of challenges and/or failure."

 


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Understanding the power of resilience

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 30, 2013 11:50 AM

Jackie Gerstein continues to discuss "the other 21st skills" addressing resilience in this post. As you read this post think about your students. Do you provide them with opportunities to grow these skills/dispositions? 

Research in this field shows that teachers make a difference. Below are a few of the points from the post.

* All individuals have the power to transform and change

* Teachers and schools have the power to transform lives

* It’s how teachers do what they do that counts

* Teachers’ beliefs in innate capacity start the change process

As you read through this post think about your classroom, your students, and ask yourself if there are new ways you might help your students build their resiliency. As always additional information as well as links to resources are available by clicking through.

Kaylin Burleson's curator insight, June 30, 2013 2:43 PM

We must not forget that in order to accomplish the four Cs it takes timer and effort.   One must not be afraid to try and try again if needed to succeed. 

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, July 2, 2013 10:45 AM

Good discussion of resilience as a skill.  Often forgotten or ignored in busienss today.  it may be the key to survival.

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A CLOSER LOOK AT CONTENT AND LANGUAGE INTEGRATED LANGUAGE by Marta Braylan: Meaning Matters

A CLOSER LOOK AT CONTENT AND LANGUAGE INTEGRATED LANGUAGE by Marta Braylan: Meaning Matters | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it
a blog about CLIL content and language integrated learning from a constructivist perspective
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The Gradual Release Of Responsibility Model In 6 Simple Words

The Gradual Release Of Responsibility Model In 6 Simple Words | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it
The Gradual Release Of Responsibility Model In 6 Simple Words: A Useful Learning Model

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Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, June 20, 2013 8:42 AM

Oso simplea, ea leloa baino ez; baina guztiz indartsua gelarako.

Un post sencillo con una idea simple, pero muy potente. Yo creo que deberíamos comentarlo a todas las y los profes que tenemos cerca.

 

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Learning To Learn: 7 Dimensions Of Effective Learning

Learning To Learn: 7 Dimensions Of Effective Learning | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it
Guy Claxton is professor of education at Bristol University, and author of Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind How Intelligence Increases When You Think Less (1997). Among other concepts, he is interested in how people learn.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, April 13, 2013 7:59 PM

More than anything else, the concept of self-directed, entrepreneurial learning and transfer stand out. Learning how to learn is very different than learning content. In the 21st century, access to content and resources is no longer in short supply, but rather access to learning pathways, and authentic reasons to learn, which is where meaning making, critical curiosity, and resilience come in. Making that shift in your own mind is important for these dimensions to be relevant.

The shift is from learning content to learning how to learn.

The takeaways for teachers probably start with the role of the student in the learning process: voice, choice, personalization, self-direction, project-based learning, and other low-hanging fruit of current trends in learning.

 

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10 Practical Ideas For Better Project-Based Learning In Your Classroom

10 Practical Ideas For Better Project-Based Learning In Your Classroom | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it
  via TeachThought Teachers are incorporating more and more projects into their curriculum, allowing for much greater levels of collaboration and responsibility for students at all levels. Pro...

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Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, June 5, 2013 3:33 AM

Practical bunch of tips that work

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when there is a correct answer Exercise in creative thinking

Who wants a correct answer?
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Marta Braylan's curator insight, June 7, 2013 6:31 PM

Very graphic reflection on getting the "right"? answer

Juanma Melgar's comment, June 10, 2013 5:21 PM
Loved it!!
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Students Can Learn by Explaining, Studies Say

Students Can Learn by Explaining, Studies Say | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it
Researchers at a national conference discuss how asking students for explanations can deepen their understanding.

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Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, June 3, 2013 5:27 PM

Let's multiply teaching results at no cost! easy and free. We knew it alreasdy (you only have to spend a couple of minutes at a good cooperative classroom)

Marta Braylan's curator insight, June 3, 2013 6:59 PM

Dedre Gentner, the director of the cognitive science program at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., agreed. She said that teachers introducing a concept can improve students’ understanding by giving examples of close comparisons, moving to less closely connected analogies, and then asking children to explain how concepts are related.

Marta Braylan's curator insight, June 3, 2013 7:01 PM

Dedre Gentner, the director of the cognitive science program at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., agreed. She said that teachers introducing a concept can improve students’ understanding by giving examples of close comparisons, moving to less closely connected analogies, and then asking children to explain how concepts are related.

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A How To Guide on Inquiry Learning - YourthLearn

A How To Guide on Inquiry Learning - YourthLearn | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it

Are you interested in using inquiry based learning in your classroom but are not sure of how to implement a new program? This post discusses the importance of planning and takes you through a step-by-step look at techniques you will use to effectively implement inquiry learning. Many additional resources are provided.


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Inquiry Learning - the importance of planning step by step

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Mlc's comment, July 25, 2012 11:53 AM
Great chart
Science Education 's curator insight, February 10, 2013 10:26 PM

Teaching inquiry 

Peta Bubrzycki's curator insight, March 6, 2013 10:10 AM

this looks great and has some handy hints for children to understand the process they need to go through.

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5 steps to using self-assessment in the classroom

5 steps to using self-assessment in the classroom | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it

Implementing some kind of self-assessment is a very good thing, as it enables learners to judge the quality of their work. I’ve done this on an ad-hoc basis at times in the past, but using a formal instrument or procedure can work wonders, even if it has no official bearing on the final outcome.


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Mabel A. Opare - Ababio Ayita's comment, May 29, 2013 8:25 AM
Very good and creative way, noot a bad idea.
Allan Shaw's curator insight, May 29, 2013 6:03 PM

If your goal is to have students become excellent learners, this should be on your list of things to consider!

Tatyana Chernaya's curator insight, June 3, 2013 3:51 AM

And also some great ideas of 5 ice-breakers, a 5-day blogathon, using images, etc.

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How More Social and Emotional Learning (and Less Academics) Actually Builds Academic Success

Elementary school principal Scott McFarland explains why helping children relax and self-regulate also helps them become better students.

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Emergent Curriculum/Project Approach

Emergent Curriculum/Project Approach | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it

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Maite SF's curator insight, July 13, 2013 2:23 PM

Algunos estudiantes no aprenden con el plan de estudios estándar y este método ha funcionado con estudiantes en ambientes de educación especial que no han aprendido a leer en la escuela primaria.

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StoryToolz : Resources for Authors

StoryToolz : Resources for Authors | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it

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Nancy D. Snow's curator insight, July 24, 2013 7:55 PM

I want to try this.

Bage Shri's comment, August 6, 2013 6:43 AM
http://www.matlab-assignment-help.com/
rsplearning's comment, August 6, 2013 11:14 AM
I glanced at that matlab site. How do students use that without relying on the consultants to do their work for them?
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Emotional Brain and Learning

Emotional Brain and Learning | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it
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neurosciences and learning

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Clip Education's curator insight, September 22, 2013 11:35 AM

Brain and emotions in relation to learning

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Why Inquiry Learning is Worth the Trouble | MindShift

Why Inquiry Learning is Worth the Trouble | MindShift | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it
Nearly seven years after first opening its doors, the Science Leadership Academy public magnet high school* in Philadelphia and its inquiry-based approach to
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Mindset Matters

Mindset Matters | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it
You can have either a fixed or growth mindset according to Carol Dweck, Which mindset do you have?

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Take a guess: do you have a fixed or a growht mindset?

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ratzelster's curator insight, June 25, 2013 11:34 AM

We've all heard these terms.  I thought this diagram illustrates the main ideas and might be something you can save and use in future presentations.

Cynthia Alvarado's curator insight, July 12, 2013 8:25 PM

Mindset makes a difference!

Stephen Gwilliam's curator insight, July 23, 2013 8:49 AM

Carol Dweck: The Effect of Praise on Mindsets - http://youtu.be/TTXrV0_3UjY really interesting stuff!

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12 Things Kids Want from Their Teachers

12 Things Kids Want from Their Teachers | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it

What do you think matters most to our children?


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TEDxCreativeCoast - McGrath Davies - The Future Will Not Be Multiple Choice

The Future Will Not Be Multiple Choice (but it does eat boogers) Creative genius Drew Davies and forward-thinking educator Jaime McGrath propose a new approa...
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creativity, design, open choice, ideas.......the future!

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Blogs: Judy Willis MD | Edutopia | The Brain, Teaching, and Learning

Blogs: Judy Willis MD | Edutopia  | The Brain, Teaching, and Learning | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it

Dr. Judy Willis is an MD in neurology and also a middle school teacher of long standing. She does path-breaking work in helping educators comnprehend how to effectively integrate understanding of brain function with teaching.   Her blog posts and articles for Edutopia are collected on this link. To access her personal homepage go to http://www.radteach.com/ - JL


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Cockroaches and Ladybugs: Developing a Classroom Culture that Prioritises Communication

Cockroaches and Ladybugs: Developing a Classroom Culture that Prioritises Communication | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it
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Tips to promote speaking and meaningful learning.

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Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, June 5, 2013 5:47 AM

Another example of real PBLwork in a CLIL classroom

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Noam Chomsky on Bilingualism

Noam Chomsky on Bilingualism | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it
Remembering an interview with Noam Chomsky on bilingualism
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Developing meaning-building skills in reading

Developing meaning-building skills in reading | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it
The default position with regard to exploiting reading texts seems to be comprehension questions. I should start by saying that I am not against comprehension questions as such.  In a previous post...

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Marta Braylan's curator insight, April 5, 2013 7:19 PM

Making meaning "matter" in reading comprehension.

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Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers [Infographic]

Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers [Infographic] | TEACHING ENGLISH FROM A CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVE | Scoop.it
Download an 11X17 version of the Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers Infographic by Mentoring Minds.com.

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Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:05 PM
Mathy: Definitely the time to make some changes...
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!