Using Technology to Transform Learning
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Using Technology to Transform Learning
Articles, ideas, references showcasing ways that educational technologies change teaching and learning
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What if students controlled their own learning? Peter Hutton

This talk was given at a local TEDx event in Melbourne,  produced independently of the TED Conferences.

Via Kathleen McClaskey
Norton Gusky's insight:

Here's a wonderful example of a secondary school that allows students to take control of their learning = personalizing learning. 

Lon Woodbury's curator insight, August 17, 2015 9:46 PM

What a concept.  Find a way to unleash the curiosity and passions of each student. -Lon

Debra Walker's curator insight, August 20, 2015 3:34 PM

I was fortunate in primary and secondary school.  I had empassioned teachers and administrators, and a family that supported and fostered my curiosity and a healthy respect for learning.  Not all have that fortune. 

Antonia Rudenstine's curator insight, September 23, 2015 8:54 AM

Peter Hutton desgined and runs a school in which students make the most important decisions about their learning: what to study, when and with whom. There are no grade levels, no "periods" in the day, and the staff is co-hired with students. It's been incredibly successful!

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The Stages of the Learning Independence Continuum

The Stages of the Learning Independence Continuum | Using Technology to Transform Learning |

The Institute @ CESA #1 is introducing the stages of the Learning Independence Continuum in their blog following the release of the white paper, The Learning Independence Continuum.  In their first post they provide an overview with the remaining posts focusing on one of the stages of the continuum.


> Motivation

> Engagement

> Self-efficacy

> Ownership

> Independence


"In personalized learning environments, learning activities will fall all along this continuum – at times it’s more important for the educator to drive the work, at others, the learner will take the driver’s seat. However, in order for this to happen, all of the characteristics along the continuum should be developed and nurtured in each learner."

Via Kathleen McClaskey
Angie Tarasoff's comment, August 20, 2012 8:34 PM
I wonder if there isn't another stage here - or maybe it's not on the continuum at all, but somewhere else: interdependence.

I'm starting to think we don't typically learn anything independently - but through interactions with other people, or the knowledge someone else has created.
Barbara Bray's comment, August 20, 2012 11:27 PM
Angie - Yes! You are right - interdependence. How to collaborate and work in teams. There is a large push to create independent learners and expert learners. Now you have me thinking.