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Heutagogy: designing for self-directed learners

Heutagogy: designing for self-directed learners | Smart Media | Scoop.it
While acknowledging that the whole concept of self-determination – or ‘Google
learning’ as it has been called, pejoratively, in certain circles – is fraught with the potential for missing the point, being distracted into rabbit warrens or just getting bad information, we would like to emphasise that this is only a potential.

 

===> Any learning theory is only as good as the way in which it is applied and worked through, and we have seen it produce highly successful results where correctly applied, in the right circumstances. <===

 

Watch this space for chapter and verse, as we will soon be publishing case studies of several recent programmes that feature high levels of learner self-direction.

Learners are changing, learning is changing – and heutagogy can give important clues about rebalancing the burden of responsibilities and permissions in an always-on, networked, instructorless, post-course world.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=andragogy


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Heutagogy


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Will Stewart's curator insight, November 28, 5:34 AM

A useful graphic for learning designers.

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, December 1, 7:05 AM

Heutagogia  e o olhar sobre a aprendizagem do século XXI:


1- protagonizar a própria aprendizagem

2- educadores mantem foco no processo de aprendizagem ao inves do conteudo

3- evita-se aprendizagem focada no educador 

4- migra-se para o "mundo da aprendizagem"

5- explora e aprende praticando auto escolha e acao auto direcionada

6- avancar alem da disciplina


#avancee

Tony Guzman's curator insight, December 1, 10:41 AM
This learning theory may be beneficial in certain settings. Anyone applying it already?
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The 5 key features of project-based learning

The 5 key features of project-based learning | Smart Media | Scoop.it
It's more than just a hot new trend. Project-based learning is getting students excited to learn. Seriously.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PBL

 


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I'm sold.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 23, 6:27 AM
It's more than just a hot new trend. Project-based learning is getting students excited to learn. Seriously.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PBL


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Teaching Empathy Through Digital Game Play

Teaching Empathy Through Digital Game Play | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Video games can offer a playful approach to learning a new concept, providing a jumping off point for diving deeply into a topic. Games can’t do all the teaching, but they are an engaging way to get kids thinking -- even about ethics.

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Bravo to the award-winning Quandary (www.quandarygame.org) for recognition as a unique vehicle for game-based learning of tricky but essential skills such as empathy and appreciation for alternative points of view.

 

We created The Time Tribe (www.thetimetribe.com) with the same emotional and cultural literacy skills in mind!  

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Karen B Wehner's comment, November 6, 2013 5:50 PM
This is a great example of game-based education in the essential but tricky-to-teach skill of empathy and openness to aternative points of view. We aim to do the same with The Time Tribe, our time travel adventure game based on real history and archaeology, currently in beta: www.thetimetribe.com
Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 10, 11:42 AM

Send to Jim Delaney

Kelly Kc's curator insight, April 10, 9:01 AM

Video games are good for you  http://www.scoop.it/t/world-changing-games/p/4012637443/2013/12/13/video-games-are-good-for-you-sciencealert?hash=b0ecb713-eaff-46e6-b2d1-61471cb5f293

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Can Twitter open up a new space for learning, teaching and thinking?

Can Twitter open up a new space for learning, teaching and thinking? | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Two academics discuss the pros and cons of using Twitter as a learning tool to encourage instinctive thinking in higher education

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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 14, 2013 4:42 PM

 

Check also:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence?tag=Twitter

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Twitter

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, April 14, 2013 4:47 PM

 

Check also:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence?tag=Twitter

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Twitter

 

Sharla Shults's curator insight, April 15, 2013 11:31 AM

The world is at our fingertips with insights far beyond any textbook. Youth today have technology tools and resources in real life that were stars of the sci-fi movies of yesteryear.

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Infographic: The History of Education

Infographic: The History of Education | Smart Media | Scoop.it
The folks at Boundless who last brought us the EdTech Buzzwords Infographic are back with The History of Education. The graphic takes a look at how formal education began, changes along the way, current day and predictions for the next twenty years.

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Whirlwind infographic of education's past, present and future.

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uTOP Inria's curator insight, March 4, 2013 5:18 AM

(Getting Smart - 25 Fév 2013)

Michael Stapleton's curator insight, March 19, 2013 10:30 PM

The folks at Boundless who last brought us the EdTech Buzzwords Infographic are back with The History of Education. The graphic takes a look at how formal education began, changes along the way, current day and predictions for the next twenty years.

Dawn Tsui's curator insight, March 20, 2013 8:31 PM

cute!~~

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Future work skills - 2020 [pdf]


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 26, 2013 5:50 PM

My first reaction on reading the list of groups involved was negative. The University of Pheonix has a dog in this fight. They will want digital technologies to at the forefront. That is OK, but we need a balanced view of this emerging world and we need to question some of the views presented. We are not on the cusp of a relationship between humans and their digital tools. We have passed this cusp and each day we are in that emergent world. That kind of comment oversimplies a complex reality full of uncertainty.

France Lefebvre's curator insight, March 19, 2013 8:42 AM

Recherche très pertinente qui apporte un vent de fraîcheur.  On n'y parle pas des emplois du futur, mais plutôt des compétences ou habiletés requises

Martijn Spek's curator insight, April 24, 2013 7:26 AM

Interessant rapport waarbij 'Change' in organisaties en bij mensen een zeer nadrukkelijke rol speelt. De tekenenen zien we nu al bij organisaties ontstaan. Het onderzoek is welliswaar primair gericht op Amerika, maar door de verdere globalisering en internationalisering interessant voor een ieder die met mensen werkt of gaat werken!

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10 Ways That Mobile Learning Will Revolutionize Education

10 Ways That Mobile Learning Will Revolutionize Education | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Smartphones and tablet computers are radically transforming how we access our shared knowledge sources by keeping us constantly connected to near-infinite volumes of raw data and information.

 

Up until now, most people relegated “education” to a finite time in their lives: entering school at around five years old and attending school institutions all the way to university. Education had an expiration date, then working life began. This model, which has its roots in the industrial era, is quickly becoming less relevant or applicable to the way we live our lives in the connected age.

 

Read more:

http://www.fastcodesign.com/1669896/10-ways-that-mobile-learning-will-revolutionize-education

 


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Konstantinos Kalemis's comment, June 2, 2012 6:14 AM
The primary purpose of the Enrichment/Gifted and Talented Curriculum is to challenge eligible students to think differently and critically through a variety of instructional approaches. Such instructional approaches may include brainstorming, cooperative learning, oral demonstrations and presentations, creative analytical writing, and creative problem solving techniques.
The primary goal for the teacher/facilitator is to determine a particular area of study. Such study may include short term tasks as well as long term projects. Instruction then focuses on refining and expanding previously learned skills through practice and application.
Content consists of ideas, concepts, descriptive information, and facts. Content, as well as learning experiences, can be modified through acceleration, compacting, variety, reorganization, flexible pacing, and the use of more advanced or complex concepts, abstractions, and materials. If they master a particular unit, they need to be provided with more advanced learning activities, not more of the same activity. Their learning characteristics are best served by thematic, broad-based, and integrative content, rather than just single-subject areas. In addition, such concept-based instruction expands opportunities to generalize and to integrate and apply ideas. Middle and secondary schools are generally organized to meet student needs within content areas. Jacobs and Borland (1986) found that gifted students benefit greatly from curriculum experiences that cross or go beyond traditional content areas, particularly when they are encouraged to acquire an integrated understanding of knowledge and the structure of the disciplines.
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The 21st century pedagogy teachers need to know, and students deserve to experience.

The 21st century pedagogy teachers need to know, and students deserve to experience. | Smart Media | Scoop.it

The skills that are pivotal to achieve the 21st century pedagogy goals are :


- Critical thinking


- Active learning


- Problem solving skills


- Communicating, making connections,creating and expressing oneself in a variety of ways


- Contextualized knowledge. As you can see in the learning pyramid , uncontextualized and non-activity based learning could result in a low retention rate.

 

- Collaborative team work. This is mainly achieved through web2.0 technologies and social networking tools .

 

If you have read the UNESCO’S publication “ The four pillars of education “ you would realize that collaboration is the core element of the four pillars which are :


-Learning to know


- Lerning to do


- Learning to live together


- Learning to be

 


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5 Reasons I Want My Kids to Be Makers

5 Reasons I Want My Kids to Be Makers | Smart Media | Scoop.it

1. Making creates authentic experiences for learning.


2. Making deepens social and emotional skills. 


3. Making is not just limited to science, tech, engineering or math (STEM).


4. Making teaches kids how to fail. 


5. Making is accessible to anyone.


Learn more:

 

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 



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Heck, yeah!

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, October 17, 4:25 PM

Are your kids makers?

Cammie Dunaway's curator insight, October 17, 8:05 PM

  Heres to less consuming and more making!

AnnC's curator insight, October 17, 9:51 PM

So many of my student like to keep their hands and/or bodies moving.  They become engaged .

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Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds

Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds | Smart Media | Scoop.it
"Active learning" boosts grades, reduces failure rates in undergraduate STEM classes, concludes major review

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Have to say I'm not surprised!

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Volkmar Langer's curator insight, May 15, 3:40 AM

Definitely a must read!

Julie Bourguignon's curator insight, May 15, 4:37 AM

A bold statement...

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, May 30, 4:33 AM

aulas expositivas nao sao apenas chatas, sao ineficientes para aprendizagem também...

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A New Poster on Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

A New Poster on Bloom's Digital Taxonomy | Smart Media | Scoop.it

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Bloom's Taxonomy goes Digital!

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Allison Anderson's curator insight, April 21, 2013 9:54 PM

Love this updated look at Bloom's Taxonomy. Top of the list: Creating! We need to think more about how we enable and encourage creation and contribution.

Thomas Salmon's curator insight, April 22, 2013 5:08 PM

A useful tool for thinking about connected learning and teaching

Heather Ramsey's curator insight, April 23, 2013 9:18 PM

Interesting transfer of Bloom's Taxonomy into the digital age.

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Toward Society 3.0: A New Paradigm for 21st century education

The convergence of globalization, the emergence of the knowledge society and accelerating change contribute to what might be best termed a New Paradigm of knowl

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Not the most recent presentation, and somewhat obtuse in some terminology, but thoughtful take on our evolution from Society 1.0 to 3.0.

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, April 11, 2013 9:12 PM

Knowledge gained is knowledge shared in the 21st century.

ProspecBib's curator insight, April 18, 2013 3:55 AM

Un peu trop optimiste à mon avis sur l'utopie de la société et l'éducation 3.0 !

Anne-Marie Maïe Perraud Pro's curator insight, April 18, 2013 4:02 AM

Innovate baby, innovet ;-)

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The Must-Have EdTech Cheat Sheet [Infographic]

The Must-Have EdTech Cheat Sheet [Infographic] | Smart Media | Scoop.it
There's a whole galaxy of terminology that you should know about when it comes to education technology. From PLNs to Blended Learning to Synchronous Online Learning... it can get overwhelming.

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Neat little EdTech infographic, CliffsNotes style.

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Patricia Christian's curator insight, February 3, 2013 8:14 PM

This is a nice visual summary of terms in education technology.

Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, May 7, 2013 8:10 PM

Implementos tecnológicos móviles y mezcla de entornos presenciales y virtuales para potencializar el aprendizaje, van a requerir de estrategias eficaces pedagógicas variadas y diversas para cada caso y situación concreta educativa.

Dolores Gómez's curator insight, July 23, 2013 2:50 PM

Para familarizarnos con la terminología.

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Introducing students to public domain writing, via the blogosphere.

Introducing students to public domain writing, via the blogosphere. | Smart Media | Scoop.it
For the past few months Michael Drennan's GCSE and A level students have been doing all their writing via student blogs.

 

Students realise how high the bar of public domain writing is. This can be initially intimidating, but that removes all apathy or sense of the humdrum. Asking all students to write blogs as learning unfolds and interlinks empowers the teacher to be more supportive because they're less tied to the bureaucracy; it raises challenge levels; it enables IT-skilling; it lets students see their own progress and differentiates well; it means more productive and accelerating learning-talk over rote-writing.

 

Gust MEES: check out also here to get some ideas...

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/06/30/tutankhamun-exhibition-in-cologne-de/

 

 

Read more:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/teacher-network/2012/jul/17/students-should-be-blogging?buffer_share=f6716&amp;amp;CMP=twt_gu

 


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The Fallacy of Information Overload | Brian Solis

The Fallacy of Information Overload | Brian Solis | Smart Media | Scoop.it

Excerpted from this article by Brian Solis:

 

"Information overload isn’t a new phenomenon by any means. The sensation of being overwhelmed by information has been linked to every media revolution. With every new innovation and the mass adoption of disruptive technology, the volume of information available to us grows exponentially.

 

With media now so pervasive and portable, information, of any focus, is available, on demand, and more importantly, resides in our hands to create and consume at will. We are, for better or for worse, always on. And this is both part of the problem and part of the solution for how we evolve as individuals and as an information society.

 

Social media has gifted us a new democracy. And with it, the ability to connect to people around the world and create, share, and devour knowledge, entrainment, and irrelevant information at will. It’s as intimidating as it is beautiful.

 

There is a very real human cost of social connectivity. But, the symptoms of information overload are only a reflection of our inability or lack of desire to bring order to our chaos. See, we are the engineers of the media levees that prevent overflow.

 

The challenge lies not in the realization that we are empowered to curate our social streams and relationships, but in the consciousness of what is and what could be. Meaning, that we must first understand that how we’re connecting, consuming, and creating today is either part of the problem or part of the solution. We, and only we, are in control of information overload and everything begins with acceptance.

 

Information overload is a real phenomenon, but it is I believe, by design. It either works for us or against us and it is our choice as to which way the stream flows. To be clear, information overload is a symptom of over consumption and the inability to refine online experiences based on interest and importance.

 

Access to information and people is intoxicating. Creating an online portrait of who we are or who we want others to see is equality alluring. But without direction, governance, and discipline, we are at risk of giving ourselves to the very networks we value rather than managing the platforms to our advantage.

Our participation must be inspired by purpose and parameters. No, we are not obligated to connect with everyone who connects with us. We are obligated to maintain balance in who we are, what we value, and equally the value we invest in the communities in which we participate.


As Clay Shirky once observed, “There’s no such thing as information overload — only filter failure.”
My take? “Information overload is a symptom of our desire to not focus on what’s important.” It’s a choice.


Perhaps said another way, information overload is a symptom of our inability to focus on what’s truly important or relevant to who we are as individuals, professionals, and as human beings..."

 

Read full interesting article here:
http://www.briansolis.com/2012/05/the-fallacy-of-information-overload/

 


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Katie Muirhead's curator insight, August 19, 12:05 PM

This article is very important as it brings up a more fundamental question when examining the information overload we experience in the digital age. It questions whether this overload is a result of lack of curation, or whether it is in fact a choice and as a society we are actively changing the way we seek to experience media.