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Pedagogy comes first | Co-inventing the Curriculum | LEARNing To LEARN

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Student empowerment is the strongest connective theme through the 55 posts and interviews I’ve conducted for this blog.  The educators I’ve interviewed all have one characteristic in common: they all enable students to take more control over and responsibility for their own learning.

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

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https://gustmees.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/practice-21st-century-assessment-flowchart-page2-pdf.pdf

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/practice-learning-to-learn-example-2/

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

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Absolutely agree, students who take responsibility for their learning do so much better when taking exams.  In addition, when  a student can teach you and put forward their own evaluative commentary, they are ready for university.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 4, 2:40 PM

Student empowerment is the strongest connective theme through the 55 posts and interviews I’ve conducted for this blog.  The educators I’ve interviewed all have one characteristic in common: they all enable students to take more control over and responsibility for their own learning.

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Learn more:

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

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https://gustmees.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/practice-21st-century-assessment-flowchart-page2-pdf.pdf

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/practice-learning-to-learn-example-2/

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

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RESENTICE's curator insight, March 6, 8:09 AM

Le numérique au service de la pédagogie... 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 19, 9:59 PM

Curriculum-as-lived and currere are not new ideas. They have been forming for the last 40 years plus. We did not need digital technologies to come with this idea. It should have been firmly entrenched and it is not. 

 

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How Visual Thinking Improves Writing

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Encouraging kids to think in pictures and words can free up their creativity and language skills as they write.

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Teachers and students already think this way. Audrey curating for homeschoolsource.co.uk

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Brad Ovenell-Carter's curator insight, November 28, 2013 10:20 AM

Totally agree. However, might we also encourage thinking in pictures for its own sake, that is to free up creativity and language skills--full stop. Print is not necessarily the ultimate or end-form of human communication. 

Lou Salza's curator insight, November 28, 2013 11:14 AM

This is particularly important for students with language learning differences--Lou

 

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"...“There’s something about writing that is a link to your brain,” said Marissa Moss, author of the popular children’s book series Amelia’s Notebook. In the books, Moss takes on the persona of a little girl expressing her ideas about the world and people around her. The books are a combination of words and drawings and look free form – as though Amelia sketched them herself.

Taking a cue from Moss, teachers from Oak Knoll Elementary School in Menlo Park, Calif., decided to have their students keep notebooks in a similar style. The notebooks aren’t graded; rather, they’re a place of private, free expression. Karen Clancy and Andrea Boatright presented the project at the Innovative Learning Conference hosted by the Nueva School recently.

“They’re not used to being given permission to write about whatever they want,” Clancy said. But once her students realized that they really weren’t being graded and that they had freedom of expression, they eventually came to demand time to write.

Moss says writing without fear of consequences is key to developing a writer’s voice. “If you’re perfect you are guaranteed to not write a thing,” Moss said. “It’s like driving with one foot on the gas and one foot on the break.” She has developed some guides to help teachers coax students into using art and writing in their journals at the same time, as a way of flexing their visual thinking along with literacy...."

Tahar Mehenni's curator insight, December 3, 2013 5:13 AM

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The Psychology of Getting Unstuck: How to Overcome the “OK Plateau” of Performance & Personal Growth

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Something experts in all fields tend to do when they’re practicing is to operate outside of their comfort zone and study themselves failing. The best figure skaters in the world spend more of their practice time practicing jumps that they don’t land than lesser figure skaters do. The same is true of musicians. When most musicians sit down to practice, they play the parts of pieces that they’re good at. Of course they do: it’s fun to succeed. But expert musicians tend to focus on the parts that are hard, the parts they haven’t yet mastered. The way to get better at a skill is to force yourself to practice just beyond your limits.

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Sounds like good advice.  Effective tutors always push learners.  

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Write on Sports's curator insight, October 20, 2014 2:53 PM

This article falls right in line with our methodology for our program.  Revision! Revision! Revision!  which in essence is practice! practice! practice!  

Chris Carter's curator insight, October 20, 2014 8:04 PM

This is growth mindset. Failure as iteration. Wonderful!

Miguel Herrera E.'s curator insight, October 21, 2014 10:55 AM

El secreto es practicar hasta superar los propios limites, auto impuestos  muy frecuentemente.