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Extreme Learners Overview

In 2013, Milton Chen was a Fellow for Good with the Institute for the Future, looking at the future of education. In this video, he introduces his project
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Why OERs are Important for Critical Pedagogues — Hybrid Ped

Why OERs are Important for Critical Pedagogues — Hybrid Ped | The Independent Learner | Scoop.it
OERs can help us do more than apply our passion and engagement to create or curate anti-racist, liberatory, and conscious texts for our classes.
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Critical pedagogues

 

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Vocabulary and autonomy

Vocabulary and autonomy | The Independent Learner | Scoop.it
The general aim is to involve the students in a more autonomous fashion in their learning, rather than simply having them presented with word lists selected by the teacher or syllabus.
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Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves | The Independent Learner | Scoop.it
Consider using autonomy, competence, relatedness, and relevance as practical classroom strategies to reinforce the intrinsic motivation students need for making the most of their learning.
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Aprender a aprender, la estrategia futura del higher learning! (Educación Disruptiva)

Aprender a aprender, la estrategia futura del higher learning! (Educación Disruptiva) | The Independent Learner | Scoop.it
 juandon Los profesionales y organizaciones a menudo se reúnen con poca preparación en términos de lo que se requiere para ofrecer una atención integral; líderes y profesionales carecen de las herr...
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Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn

Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn | The Independent Learner | Scoop.it
What’s the key to effective learning? One intriguing body of research suggests a rather riddle-like answer: It’s not just what you know. It’s what you know about what you know.
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The 2nd ELT Research Blog Carnival on Learner Autonomy has arrived!

The 2nd ELT Research Blog Carnival on Learner Autonomy has arrived! | The Independent Learner | Scoop.it
Here it is, ladies and gentlemen, the moment you've all been waiting for: the opportunity to see, for the first time united in one place, a collection of links to a series of reviews of articles re...
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Servicios y plataformas para aprender online por tu cuenta

Servicios y plataformas para aprender online por tu cuenta | The Independent Learner | Scoop.it
Gracias a Internet, aprender online es algo al alcance de todos. Universidades e instituciones públicas y privadas ofrecen recursos para cualquier materia.
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Daniel Dennett's seven tools for thinking

Daniel Dennett's seven tools for thinking | The Independent Learner | Scoop.it
Cognitive scientist and philosopher Daniel Dennett is one of America's foremost thinkers. In this extract from his new book, he reveals some of the lessons life has taught him
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3 Steps to Becoming a Master Learner

3 Steps to Becoming a Master Learner | The Independent Learner | Scoop.it
You can't lead if you can't learn. And not all adults learn that well. How to change that.
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contents @ the informal education homepage

contents @ the informal education homepage | The Independent Learner | Scoop.it
exploring informal education, lifelong learning, social pedagogy and social action
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Shadowing: a useful technique for autonomous practice of listening and speaking

Shadowing: a useful technique for autonomous practice of listening and speaking | The Independent Learner | Scoop.it
In this post, Arizio Sweeting, a Cambridge ESOL Oral Examiner, shares a simple learner training approach to listening and pronunciation development using a shadowing technique. Start by selecting a...
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Practicing listing and speaking in a foreign language. 

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What Makes an ‘Extreme Learner’?

What Makes an ‘Extreme Learner’? | The Independent Learner | Scoop.it
It’s the hunger for learning rather than raw intellect that distinguishes Extreme Learners from the gifted. Intensely motivated and harboring a breadth of
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Learning How to Learn | Big Think

Learning How to Learn | Big Think | The Independent Learner | Scoop.it
Much of what we were taught in school about how to learn has been shown to be comparatively ineffective, so what actually works?
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How to Learn from Big Think 

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Inspiring young man speaks 20 languages. What language do you want to learn?

Inspiring young man speaks 20 languages. What language do you want to learn? | The Independent Learner | Scoop.it
What sort of skills or tips do you think you can take away for your own learning of languages? This video by THNKR.
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Personalize Learning: Creating Personalized Learning for Everyone

Personalize Learning: Creating Personalized Learning for Everyone | The Independent Learner | Scoop.it
Katherine Prince, Senior Director at KnowledgeWorks, writes about her work on the future of learning.
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135 Self-Education Resources For Lifelong Learners

135 Self-Education Resources For Lifelong Learners | The Independent Learner | Scoop.it
Self-education and the embrace of lifelong learning is becoming a critical mindset to navigate our rapidly changing world. Lifelong learning can be a catalyst for earning more money in your career and it can be a gateway to self-employment. Fortunately, the Internet has made it easier than ever to find the right resources to spark your curiosity and learn what you need to know. In this post, I have compiled some of the most useful self-education resources that I've found online. You will find online courses and tools to master new skills, learn languages, find classic books, broaden your mind and interact with other lifelong learners.
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Students: could you be an autodidact?

Students: could you be an autodidact? | The Independent Learner | Scoop.it
Forget exam-centered courses and £9k tuition fees, there are other ways to learn. But if you're going to educate yourself, you'll need more than motivation
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When a Language Teacher Becomes a Language Coach

When a Language Teacher Becomes a Language Coach | The Independent Learner | Scoop.it
Why you should use personal development and time-management techniques with your students and become a language coach.
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SiSAL Journal, 4(2). Special Issue on Supporting Self-directed Learning

SiSAL Journal, 4(2). Special Issue on Supporting Self-directed Learning | The Independent Learner | Scoop.it
Special Issue on Supporting Self-directed Learning Volume 4, Number 2, June 2013  Edited by Jo Mynard Editorial: Special Issue on Supporting Self-directed Learning by Jo Mynard (70-72) [full text] ...
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SiSal Journal Volume 4, Number 2 June, 2013 Self-directed Learning
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[Learning Languages] Top 100 Languge Lovers — creativityjapanese.wordpress.com — Readability

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Don’t Go Back to School: How to Fuel the Internal Engine of Learning

Don’t Go Back to School: How to Fuel the Internal Engine of Learning | The Independent Learner | Scoop.it
"When you step away from the prepackaged structure of traditional education, you’ll discover that there are many more ways to learn outsid
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Create An Interactive, Label-Based Image Quiz!

Create An Interactive, Label-Based Image Quiz! | The Independent Learner | Scoop.it
Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo for sharing this resource! ImageQuiz is a fantastic new website that lets users create image-based quizzes with ease. Just upload your image, choose a title, and begin tagg...

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Great tool for the language art classes

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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, October 8, 2013 4:44 AM

Upsss! Another digital toy. Seems to be use useful for proactive techno-teachers

Armando's curator insight, January 9, 2015 9:16 AM

Create An Interactive, Label-Based Image Quiz!

Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 11, 2015 7:29 AM

This is one of the coolest resources. I already have a project that I want to use it with that I will be #teaching . So many #teachers and #speakers will love this.