"This presentation starts with the five major messages from Visible Learning, outlines a notion of ‘learning’, then develops seven fundamental principles of learning: learning involves time, energy, deliberate teaching, and effort; the structure and relations of learning; there are major limitations of the mind; the student as social animal; confidence as a multiplier; the need for maintenance and feedback; and identifying the major learning strategies. The new Science of Learning Research Centre is promoted as an opportunity for developing a ‘heat map’ of learning, for assessing, developing and enhancing learning – and for creating a powerful new narrative relating brain research to learning and teaching."
Sometimes it feels like we hear conflicting messages regarding the teacher's role. There seem to be fads and pendulum swings about the nature of teachers' wo...
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Creating own meaning without being left alone to do it! We need to know our learners better. When do we nudge is a critical questions. Being explicit about quality and prompting for learning. #TSNet formative assessment in our schools is on track. A repertoire of approaches is needed.
What is Systems Thinking? Systems thinking offers you a powerful new perspective, a specialized language, and a set of tools that you can use to address the most stubborn problems in your everyday life and work. Systems thinking is a way of understanding reality that emphasizes the relationships among a system's parts, rather than the parts themselves. Based on a field of study known as system dynamics, systems thinking has a practical value that rests on a solid theoretical foundation.
Stephen Gwilliam's insight:
"Systems have several defining characteristics: • Every system has a purpose within a larger system. • All of a system's parts must be present for the system to carry out its purpose optimally. • A system's parts must be arranged in a specific way for the system to carry out its purpose. • Systems change in response to feedback."
Lucidchart is an online diagramming program that gives away free licenses to educators and students. I’d like to share some of the feedback I’ve received from educators at every level. They’ve said that we are filling a need for online visual communication, whether that’s Venn diagrams, flowcharts, graphic organizers, or mind maps.
Feedback is one of the most powerful influences on learning and achievement, but this impact can be either positive or negative. Its power is frequently mentioned in articles about learning and teaching, but surprisingly few recent studies have systematically investigated its meaning. This article provides a conceptual analysis of feedback and reviews the evidence related to its impact on learning and achievement. This evidence shows that although feedback is among the major influences, the type of feedback and the way it is given can be differentially effective. A model of feedback is then proposed that identifies the particular properties and circumstances that make it effective, and some typically thorny issues are discussed, including the timing of feedback and the effects of positive and negative feedback. Finally, this analysis is used to suggest ways in which feedback can be used to enhance its effectiveness in classrooms.
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With increasingly evidence of what really has the best effect on student learning, what strategies are your teachers engaged in that really hit or don't hit the mark?
Students First, Not Stuff by Will Richardson Putting technology first—simply adding a layer of expensive tools on top of the traditional curriculum—does nothing to address the new needs of modern learners.
...As we move beyond content-rich learning to exploit experience-rich learning in the workplace we need solid models and approaches that will help, and we need tools that will help us support a culture of continuous learning. This is where many organisations are finding the 70:20:10 model useful.
My experience is that the 70:20:10 framework provides a holistic strategic model that helps build a culture of continuous learning. It does this by helping learning professionals and their organisations focus on viable alternatives for development to the ‘10’ – structured, directed, ‘formal’ learning through courses, classes and eLearning.
By supporting learning within the workflow, and through and with others, the culture of learning will evolve – I’ve seen it happen.
"Design thinking consists of four key elements: Defining the Problem, Creating and Considering Multiple Options, Refining Selected Directions, and Executing the Best Plan of Action.
An early example of design thinking would have been Edison’s invention of the light bulb. This invention carried with it a “human-centered design ethos,” meaning Edison was able to envision how people would want to use what he made, and then engineered toward that insight. He created an entirely new marketplace for his product, not just a single device modeled after preceding devices of similar use.
In education, design thinking empowers students to realize that they can create their own futures by borrowing frameworks from other areas, which allows them to design their own participation and experiences. For example, game designer Katie Salen has talked about her students experiencing video game design and implementing those principles into the classroom; she said her students interact within a framework that allows them to take on social challenges as designers..."
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.
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