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Pedagogy - 'Disillusioned' teachers bored by chalk and talk

Pedagogy - 'Disillusioned' teachers bored by chalk and talk | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Traditional methods do not suit modern classrooms, expert says


Professor Fullan identifies them as the root of the problem. But he stresses that the new methods of teaching he describes take teachers beyond being “mere facilitators” to becoming “partners” who recognise the “importance of proactively learning alongside students”.


“Through such partnering, teachers not only become learners themselves, but also begin to see learning through the eyes of their students,” he writes.


“This ‘visibility’ is essential if teachers are to continuously challenge students to reach for the next step.”


The report acknowledges that many of the teaching strategies it describes have been “advocated for at least a century by the likes of Dewey, Piaget, Montessori and Vygotsky”.


But it says that today’s conditions means they are now being widely embraced: “


Through the combination of the ‘push’ of traditional schooling that fails to keep students or teachers engaged, and the ‘pull’ of new pedagogies unleashed through digital access, the transformation of education systems on a broad scale becomes not only possible, but inevitable.”

Via Gust MEES
Gust MEES's curator insight, January 26, 2014 10:25 AM


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Jacqui Sharp's curator insight, January 26, 2014 8:14 PM

This article supports the need to change from a traditional style of teaching to one which is in partnership with the student.

Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, January 27, 2014 4:17 AM

Very interesting article which gives educators much thoughts about the methods they chose to "deliver" their classroom content.

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Curation and Creation Over Pedagogy and Classical Education

Curation and Creation Over Pedagogy and Classical Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Robin Good: What is it more important?


To refine a science of how to transmit, explain and illustrate what "needs to be known" or that we empower learners to create their own learning direction, approach, scaffolding and pace, by providing them with the ability to "drive" and "build" their learning value and not by having them become open sponges that memorize and comprehend what we offer them?


From the original article by Dominik Lukes: "A self-directed, self-motivated learner, will take any resources (no matter how pedagogically naive or badly instructionally designed – Khan Academy, iTunesU lectures, iPad ebooks, labs, conventional classes or TED videos) and use them to learn.


As the learner becomes more aware of their own learning (gaining metacognitive skills), they will look for resources that suit their learning better. And, in many cases, will create such resources.


That’s why we need to encourage a culture of the remix. Or in starker terms: Curation and creation over education."


<- the abundance of information is changing education in so many ways... (JS)

Via Robin Good, catspyjamasnz
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