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Responsibility vs Accountability

Responsibility vs Accountability | Network Cogitation |
If learners take responsibility for their learning, they will be more motivated to learn. If teachers are accountable for their learning, then there is no reason to be motivated other than for a grade.

Via Kathleen McClaskey
Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, July 15, 2013 12:10 PM

Responsibility means a moral obligation and something taken upon one's self.

Accountability is more of a social contract or social obligation. Accountability can be measurable. If teachers are accountable for their learners' learning, then why would learners feel responsible for their own learning?

When learners feel a sense of ownership, they want to engage in academic tasks and persist in learning. If teachers and learners are learners first, then responsibility comes with being a learner. Learners of all ages become responsible for their learning when they own and drive their learning.

So what is it? Teachers and learners need to be accountable for their own learning by taking responsibility for their learning. What do you see as the difference between accountability and responsibility?

Connie Wise's curator insight, July 30, 2013 5:07 PM

My goal is always to encourage students to take ownership of their learning.  What you learn is yours-- it can't be taken away!

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What does Learning Look Like?

What does Learning Look Like? | Network Cogitation |

"A while ago, I created this poster A Tale of Two Classrooms.  It wasn't meant as a statement of Classroom B is best.  It wasn't even meant as a statement of Classroom A is awful.  It was meant as a representation of Classroom A and B."

Via Kathleen McClaskey
Stephen Gwilliam's insight:

Krissy Venosdale revised her Classroom A and Classroom B poster recently to represent "What does Learning Look Like". Some of these Classroom B descriptors indicate a learner-centered environment. What are some other descriptions that you would include?


Here are some of Krissy's thoughts behind Learning:


"Learning is a journey.  Our kids change. The world changes.  We change as teachers.  This morning, I made a revised version of Classroom A versus Classroom B.  As someone pointed out, it’s not a black and white issue. There is so much grey and so much individual choice.  I’m not saying A or B is better for everyone. I’m saying you’ve gotta think and really understand what you want learning to look like in your classroom."

Nancy White's curator insight, January 6, 2013 2:33 PM

Great compare & contrast- I believe "A" emphasis is on teaching, while "B" emphasis is on learning -and sets the stage for personal learning.


Shirley Pepper's curator insight, April 23, 2013 5:21 PM

A clear visual

Pilar Castro's curator insight, May 21, 2013 11:48 AM

Es fundamental movernos de un enfoque centrado en la enseñanaza a un enfoque centrado en el aprendizaje.

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10 Predictions for Personalized Learning for 2013

10 Predictions for Personalized Learning for 2013 | Network Cogitation |

What will Personalized Learning look like in 2013? The main change that will happen in teaching and learning in 2013 will be about empowerment. Teachers and learners will be more empowered to take charge of their learning. We will see this through the evidence they share as they learn.

Via Kathleen McClaskey, Barbara Bray
Stephen Gwilliam's insight:

Here are 10 predictions that will help you as you personalize learning:


1. Connected Learners

2.  Mobile Devices

3. Communities of Practice

4. Evidence of Learning

5. Taking Risks

6. Storytelling

7. Learner Voice and Choice

8. Unpacking Standards

9. Transforming Learning Environments

10. Building a Common Language

Serge Renard's curator insight, April 30, 2013 7:18 AM

Serge Renard's curator insight, April 30, 2013 7:20 AM

Thomas Salmon's curator insight, May 6, 2013 1:34 PM

Interesting, in other ways this could also be seen as framing learning as a constant performance of assessment. Where do you draw the line ?