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Learners NOT Students!

Learners NOT Students! | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
The term "student" was defined in the middle ages. It is time to rethink what that implies and redefine the learner.

Via Kathleen McClaskey
Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:

This is so very true. People develop a real meaningful reason for learning or the learning will have much less staying power. I love what this article points out. Teacher's function best if they provide guidance for the process and monitor success.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, April 22, 2013 11:10 AM

All of us are learners. Think about it. We were born curious and open to learning or we wouldn't walk or talk. It's just how each of us were made. Learning is part of us. We were not born students-- we were born learners. Our first experiences of learning was through play and discovery.

 

A learner...

>> develops their own learning goals.

>> monitors their progress in meeting their goals.

>> has a purpose or interest to learn something.

>> asks questions.seeks information.

>> finds ways to collaborate with others.

>> wants to know something because they want to know it -- not for a grade.

>> is curious about life and never stops learning.

 

Rethink what the term "student" implies.

All the references to student that we could find represent someone who studies or is being taught as part of an institution.

 

What are your thoughts about using the term "learner" instead of "student"?

Thomas C. Thompson's curator insight, April 26, 2013 11:53 AM

I like the debate this could start in my classroom!

Meri Walker's comment, May 1, 2013 12:40 PM
It's been so long since I could call anyone a "student" with a straight face. I call people participants and learners... because the "student" label means I'm a "teacher" and I'm not...I'm a learner, too.
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Culture Shift: When the Learner Owns the Learning

Culture Shift: When the Learner Owns the Learning | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
It is not about learner-centered instruction; it is about the learner owning their learning.

Via Kathleen McClaskey
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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, January 22, 2013 4:17 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 1:52 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 2:24 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."