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Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories? | Theories and Innovative Ideas in Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory v5, Organisation Kolb, Psychology Vygotsky, Psychology Bloom, Piaget genetic epistemology, Psychology Skinner, Montessori constructivism, Dewey constructivism, radical constructivism Knowledge as mental representation: 1a. Knowledge is not passively received either through the senses or by way of communication; 1b. Knowledge is actively built up by the cognising subject; 2a. The function of cognition is adaptive, in the biological sense of the term, tending towards fit or viability; 2b Cognition serves the subject’s organization of the experiential world, not the discovery of an objective ontological reality., social constructivism connectivism, Taylor Organisation, Holt homeschooling, unschooling, constructivism radical constructivism, Kolb experiental learning, Montessori Montessori education, Social anthropology Lave & Wenger, Vygotsky zone of proximal development, Lave & Wenger situated learning, Education Illich, scientific pedagogy Education based on science that modified and improved the individual., communities of practice Groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.
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Wiley: Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative, 2nd Edition - Ken Robinson

Wiley: Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative, 2nd Edition - Ken Robinson | Theories and Innovative Ideas in Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
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Sir Ken Robinson is one of the most prominent influencers of educational reform, specifically revolving around creativity (including his famous TEDtalk). Robinson reflects on education how it has been and how it should be. He unifies that the problem with education stems from a lack of cultivating creativity. In the end, the author attempts to call to action a change in policy and education as a whole in order to meet the demands of the 21st century.

This research leaned toward the opinion of Robinson, which limits his credibility, so the ideas that I use for my research are those that can be supported by other sources or my practical experience. Robinson is a reliable source though, being an educator and PhD, with an immense amount of recognition for his work. The only downside is, though his popularity amongst educators and scholars, there has not been much change toward the type of education system he idealizes. This is important to recognize, as once again, this reflects the point in my research where education is inert, and the research still shows the same conclusions (see Mumtaz). However, there should be movement by educators to use the resources available to them (i.e. technological tools; their own creativity; professional development; research; etc), and improve their lesson plans to develop modern skills of students, and awaken creative motivations. 

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Mike Lazaridis: The power of ideas

Mike Lazaridis: The power of ideas | Theories and Innovative Ideas in Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
Mike Lazaridis is known as a visionary, an innovator, and an extraordinary engineer. In this address, at the 2012 Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Vancouver, Mike Lazaridis traces his passion for ideas and knowledge about how things work. He founded Research in Motion, the company which developed the BlackBerry. Lazaridis describes the value of fundamental research and says courage and boldness are required to continue funding research in hard economic times. The rewards can rarely be foreseen. He sites quantum mechanics and relativity as theories which would change the world, but no one at the time knew how. Nor were the benefits of the laser, the semiconductor, the computer, the internet, medical imagery, satellites or the BlackBerry appreciated when these concepts and devices were first developed.
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Mike Lazardis is a founder of Research in Motion (RIM), now called BlackBerry. The above annotation is to a transcript of an address he made at the 2012 Association for the Advancement of Science. He explains the advancements and innovations that started out as a mere idea, then turned into a greatly important theory or technology. Throughout his speech it is clear that he insinuates that the progress in the world rests with the young people who think divergently and creatively.

This is used in my writing as a quote to introduce the concept that the world needs teenagers (and any young child/person) to be innovative. These students should be motivated to try test hypotheses or write a story; some may fail, but there are lessons learned in every disappointment. Lazardis is a fairly well known in the technological world, so including the quote was a means of finding someone recognizable reflecting a similar argument to the one constructed in my research.

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Experiential Learning (Kolb) | Learning Theories

Experiential Learning (Kolb) | Learning Theories | Theories and Innovative Ideas in Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
Summary: A four-stage cyclical theory of learning, Kolb's experiential learning theory is a holistic perspective that combines experience, perception, cognition, and behavior. Originators: David A. Kolb (1939-) Key Terms: Learning cycles, learning styles, concrete experience, reflective observation, abstract conceptualization, active experimentation Experiential Learning (Kolb) Building upon earlier work by John Dewey and Kurt Levin, American educational theorist David A. Kolb believes "learning is the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience" (1984, p. 38). The theory presents a cyclical model of learning, consisting of four stages shown below. One may begin at any stage, but must follow each other in the sequence: concrete experience (or "DO") reflective observation (or "OBSERVE") abstract conceptualization (or "THINK") active experimentation (or "PLAN") Figure 1. Kolb's Experiential Learning Cycle. Kolb's four-stage learning cycle shows how
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The theorist Kolb created the “Experiential Learning Theory.” In this theory, learning is a process where knowledge creation happens through experience. There are four stages to this: 1) Concrete experience (doing); 2) Reflective observation; 3) Abstract conceptualization (thinking); and 4) Active experimentation (application).

This action and process has been used in pedagogical research, studies, and frameworks, which reflects it is proven and credible. It is important for my research because the steps it takes to learn: the need for reflection during the process, along with having the ability afterward to apply their knowledge. This is important in the digital world due to having a skill, like information literacy, and being able to use it automatically in any situation, whether for academics or recreational purposes. In my research the skills they learned through digital technology (i.e. social media), should be coupled with the ability to apply the skill in various circumstances.

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International Journal of Education & the Arts: Volume 5 Number 4: Eisner: What can education learn from thearts about the practice of education?

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Eisner looks to reconceptualize education in terms of the arts, especially in order to capitalize on using imagination. He reflects that using creativity as it leads to invention, reduces redundancy, and allows for individualized work.

Even though the paper is over a decade old, the ideas in this are still relevant. There is the view that creativity and the arts as unconnected to ‘academia’, whereas, this research presents it as important and a vital part of being human. This heightens the ideas in my research of need for creative growth in students.

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Personalized PBL: Student-Designed Learning

Personalized PBL: Student-Designed Learning | Theories and Innovative Ideas in Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
Project-based learning may be the best vehicle for personalized learning as teachers move beyond "course-based" approaches and open the way for student-designed curriculum.
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The article points out that Project-based learning needs to be all encompassing, and also allow for primarily student planning. Teachers are involved but help students discover the part of the curriculum the students will cover during a project, eventually completing them over the course of a year.

 

I think this is again another option for developing modern skills. As I've discovered through research, many theories are out there on how this should look. I believe if we are committed to create and innovate new strategies day-to-day then we will eventually find a fantastic solution to engaged learning - almost as if it is a PBL for us as educators. 

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Attention: Virality needed!

Attention: Virality needed! | Theories and Innovative Ideas in Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
The other day, as I was admiring an old building in Toulouse, my home town, I caught a conversation between two passersby. "Did you see this video that got 2 million views in two days?" "No, but I ...
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Synopsis: This reflection focuses on the popularity of posts/videos in online platforms. It is about how certain ones become incredibly popular. The TEDtalk video helps show that entertainment has changed in this environment. 

 

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The video of the TEDtalk in this post is absolutely brilliant. The digital world is making major changes in the everyday. A young person with a talent may be trying to 'make it' via social media. They display their creativity and passions in an online environment - everything is public. They also spend time on these avenues, and search, view, like content. Young people (I would guess) are the prime reasons that a video becomes viral. Both of these (their contributions and participation) contribute to participatory culture. This is changing the way entertainment is found and understood. In the classroom, the term "viral" is a good discussion point, and also keeping in mind the interests of students when planning lessons.

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Best Teaching Practices to Engage Your Students

Student engagement and mobile learning
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Participatory Culture should not be a foreign concept to educators. Students are involved in this every day, we should know how they act in the boundaries of their own culture. It should be leveraged to allow them to feel their education is applicable to them.

 

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The Myth of Having Summers Off

The Myth of Having Summers Off | Theories and Innovative Ideas in Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
When summer hits, teachers often find themselves busy with all the business they were unable to accomplish during the frantic school year.
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True words. I especially like #7.

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How Can eBooks and Print Books Coexist Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

How Can eBooks and Print Books Coexist Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Theories and Innovative Ideas in Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
The How Can eBooks and Print Books Coexist Infographic takes a look at ereaders and books, as well as why they can both remain useful for many years to come
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This infographic is fantastic. First of all, visually, second of all, content. These results are fantastic: People aren't ditching the print book, it's just that e-books are more convenient in certain situations (i.e. on the go; getting a book quick). I am a proud owner of print books, a kobo, and an iPad. I read on all three! This just goes to show that technology is good for some things - but it won't tear down the print book just yet.

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What Makes an ‘Extreme Learner’?

What Makes an ‘Extreme Learner’? | Theories and Innovative Ideas in Education and Teaching | 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 interests, they also consider ignorance a temporary and reparable condition.
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I'm just going to highlight a few quotes from this article to think on:

“The most extreme thing is not being afraid to learn new things.”

"What’s the lesson here for schools? In short, standardization, repetition, and rigidity are deadly for the curious."

"Extreme Learners have indulged their intellectual passions in their own time and on their own terms. Formal educational institutions have little to do with it."

“'The main takeaway for teachers is, give students more flexibility and choice over what they’re working on,' Milton Chen said. 'Give kids the tools to identify their interests and gather information. And help them find like-minded people to work with.'"

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Infographic: Kids of the Past vs. Kids of the Internet Generation

Infographic: Kids of the Past vs. Kids of the Internet Generation | Theories and Innovative Ideas in Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
Kids these days... am I right?  The following infographic takes a look at today's kids as compared to the children of the past.  In other words, it's a no-
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Really great infographic that provides characteristics of young people today. Gen Y would be a category I fall into, however some of this I would disagree with. But I wonder how this affects our students. What does Gen Z look like? How can we characterize their differences to the Millennials? What kind of educator and education system does it take to educate the Gen Z student demographic?

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25 Question Stems Framed Around Bloom's Taxonomy

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25 Question Stems Framed Around Bloom's Taxonomy
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Critical thinking is one of the most important skills of the 21st Century. Educators should be constantly improving the ways they ask questions. This graphic shows examples of Bloom's Taxonomy questions and key words in order to develop critical thinking.

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10 Years of Educational Technology Trends in Online Learning Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

10 Years of Educational Technology Trends in Online Learning Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | Theories and Innovative Ideas in Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
10 Years of Educational Technology Trends in Online Learning Infographic: Looking Back to Move Forward.
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It's always interesting to look back. Take a look at where we've come with online learning. What will happen in 2015? There's already some promising speculation out there.

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This Teacher Taught His Class A Powerful Lesson About Privilege

This Teacher Taught His Class A Powerful Lesson About Privilege | Theories and Innovative Ideas in Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
With a recycling bin and some scrap paper.
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The post is a story about a teacher who asked his students to throw a piece of crumpled paper into a recycling bin while sitting down. Some students at the back protested the unfairness of the challenge, but they all participated and some (not all) got it in at the front and very few at the back did. This was to teach his students that there is inequality everywhere and though someone may be privileged (front row) does not mean they will find success, and just because they are less privileged (back row), does not mean they will not find success. The article concludes with a lesson about education being an important privilege and they should take advantage of it because others are not so fortunate.

This article may be a completely falsified story (as it is not known where Buzzfeed gets their information); however, it serves a purpose about demonstrating a complex concept through a simple action. It is a way of making meaningful, experiential learning. I use this in my research to demonstrate a point of privilege in relation to digital technology, and how accessibility can create an even further digital divide.

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Education Reform: The Unwinding of Intelligence and Creativity

Education Reform: The Unwinding of Intelligence and Creativity | Theories and Innovative Ideas in Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
This book pays special attention to the impact that a student's early childhood and socioeconomic status has on his or her educational achievement. It argues that discussions of education reform need a broader scope, one that ...
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This chapter defines and explains creativity as it relates to education. The writer also includes the importance for students to try out new things and fail within being creative. The suggestion made by the author is to allow free choice learning, in order for students to discover their creative abilities.

The book is a new edition, which supports the currency of the resource, and adds more of a global context to my research as this focuses on school in Europe, Australia and the US. As a researcher and student, it helps to understand the similar ideas and concepts from research around the world, especially in order to ensure the effectiveness of one’s own theories in education. This progresses my research in that it provides current definitions and discoveries relating to education, interest-based learning, creativity, and digital tools.

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Releasing the imagination: Essays on education, the arts, and social change

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This collection reflects the importance of imagination in education. This is for opening the minds of not only students, but also educators and policy makers. She explains the importance of youth voice in education systems. Also, imagination allows for creation, care, and envisioning change. Like Eisner, she uses the arts in describing the importance and key role imagination presents in education.

Though this is dated, it provides the same points that are common through much research: education needs to be more open and engaging. Integrating technology would ideally help student engagement, motivation, and developing skills (like creativity). This links to my thoughts about leveraging students’ interests and out-of-school hobbies, in order to provide them with practical and applicable skills. Also, the chapters present a foundation, for my research, on the importance of imagination, which in essence, supports the importance of creativity in education.

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Great Resources for Integrating Technology in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Resources for Integrating Technology in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Theories and Innovative Ideas in Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
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Mostly focused on the purple chart:

 

This chart goes through what the difference is between "using technology" and "technology integration". 

 

The chart is a useful tool if an educator is unsure about their technological use in the classroom. Nowadays, everyone should use technology. (Though I do admit this is difficult in certain areas due to access and affordance). The main idea in this chart though, is that technology is a great TOOL to use when learning. 

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Is This The Future Of Education? | Edudemic

Is This The Future Of Education? | Edudemic | Theories and Innovative Ideas in Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
It seems to be part of the human condition that we are constantly looking to the future. From things a simple as “what’s happening this weekend” to “are we going to have flying cars in ten years”, wondering, imagining, and creating what our future will look like is so normal that it can often seem …
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What do you think the future of education will look like? Are these guesses any good?

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How the Web Became Our 'External Brain,' and What It Means for Our Kids | WIRED

How the Web Became Our 'External Brain,' and What It Means for Our Kids | WIRED | Theories and Innovative Ideas in Education and Teaching | Scoop.it

VerSearch YouTube for “baby” and “iPad” and you’ll find clips featuring one-year-olds attempting to manipulate magazine pages and television screens as though they were touch-sensitive displays. These children are one step away from assuming that such technology is a natural, spontaneous part of the material world.

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If you are interested in hearing about the effect of technology (i.e. the Internet) on our brain and actions, read this article. Though, the research discussed in this article makes it seem likely you will not make it through the whole thing. It's almost a "chicken and egg" dialogue: Do we push innovation or does the innovation push us? And in turn, does that innovation affect us in a positive manner for the future ahead, or is it making us unable to "think deeply" and "pay attention"? Who is to say those skills will be important in the future anyway. Though looking at the world now: reflection and ability to find purpose in experiences are greatly important for improvement; having focus for long periods of time means likely understanding and faster production. Interesting ideas here that are worth thinking about as we move forward in this technologically-driven world. 

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9 Roles For The Teacher That Leads

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9 Roles For The Teacher That Leads
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This is incredibly true. I wish any doubters can see this graphic. I wonder if they would even understand all of the terminology associated to being an educator. How summers off really means preparation for the next year and becoming a better teacher for the future leaders of our world.

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Chairs and Tables: The Classroom Technology That Could Help Students - US News

Chairs and Tables: The Classroom Technology That Could Help Students - US News | Theories and Innovative Ideas in Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
Redesigned learning spaces can engage students and faculty members, research says.
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It's plain that we don't think of this in public education environments. I realize this is based in post-secondary ed situation, however, I wonder what a difference it would make in any classroom in general. Having the ability to be flexible and move around in a classroom can allow educators and students to be more creative. Many positive outcomes can be seen from this study.

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Handy Visual: Differentiation Is Vs Differentiation Is Not ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Handy Visual: Differentiation Is Vs Differentiation Is Not ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Theories and Innovative Ideas in Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
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A great graphic on differentiation. This is an important practice in teaching, and definitely worthy of our attention. We should not resist this and not think of it as a difficulty: it should be something that naturally happens and is routine. 

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Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning

Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning | Theories and Innovative Ideas in Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
We are now in the age of visual information where visual content plays a role in every part of life. As 65 percent of the population are visual learn
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Definitely something I'll be using more in my teaching. Visual learning is something that is very close to my person: I am a visual learner. I need text, images help reinforce the text and make it more memorable. Often, we see students unengaged without blips and explosions of something on a screen - change your method around and add visuals. I started drawing "wonderful" stick figures on the white board at my school. The interesting thing about it was - when I got my student to comment on my teaching - the thing that stuck out in his mind were the stick figures: they made my lessons memorable. I challenge educators to create a lesson that incorporates mainly visuals as means of instruction. That's another thing, some educators don't challenge themselves anymore - we should change that. Think outside the box.

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The Future of Learning

The Future of Learning | Theories and Innovative Ideas in Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Beth Holland recalls the robot teacher from the Jetsons and updates that 1960s cartoon view of education's future to include customized learning, embedded technology, ongoing feedback - and human teachers.
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I remember the show The Jetsons... It's interesting to think that they had a lecture-based style of teaching. We do have to look forward in how we teach: the future is where our students need to be. Educators need to be on the most cutting-edge, up-to-date, modern style of pedagogy in order to keep up. Sounds exhausting, but we do. The space a student inhabits for the day might not be the most conducive for their mood/emotions/intellect that very day; having the means to be flexible in the environment will help every student feel comfortable and more focused. I enjoy the comment in this article that technology should be invisible: that's the truth. Technology shouldn't be something that students see as "special" or limited or restricted. They should be thinking the best way to solve the task at hand (using problem solving skills) which may or may not involve technology. Similarly, educators shouldn't struggle involving technology use, however, they should see it as a support to their lesson to help it flourish and allow students more creativity with their assignments. One of the most interesting quotes from this is, "Imagine if teachers ran individualized diagnostics each morning to assess changes in learning, comprehension, and even emotional well-being." I love the sound of that. We need this in teaching. Now to start on a path toward the pedagogy of the future....

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5 Quotes to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

5 Quotes to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing | Theories and Innovative Ideas in Education and Teaching | Scoop.it
Think your line of business doesn't need creativity? Think again! Every entrepreneur needs imagination to thrive.
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Let creativity be your guide! This is an important skill for teaching and learning.

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