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Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics

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Robin Good: Must-read article on ClutterMuseum.com by Leslie M-B, exploring in depth the opportunity to have students master their selected topics by "curating" them, rather than by reading and memorizing facts about them. "Critical and creative thinking should be prioritized over remembering content" "That students should learn to think for themselves may seem like a no-brainer to many readers, but if you look at the textbook packages put out by publishers, you’ll find that the texts and accompanying materials (for both teachers and students) assume students are expected to read and retain content—and then be tested on it. Instead, between middle school (if not earlier) and college graduation, students should practice—if not master—how to question, critique, research, and construct an argument like an historian." This is indeed the critical point. Moving education from an effort to memorize things on which then to be tested, to a collaborative exercise in creating new knowledge and value by pulling and editing together individual pieces of content, resources and tools that allow the explanation/illustration of a topic from a specific viewpoint/for a specific need. And I can't avoid to rejoice and second her next proposition: "What if we shifted the standards’ primary emphasis from content, and not to just the development of traditional skills—basic knowledge recall, document interpretation, research, and essay-writing—but to the cultivation of skills that challenge students to make unconventional connections, skills that are essential for thriving in the 21st century?" What are these skills, you may ask. Here is a good reference where to look them up: http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/P21_Framework_Definitions.pdf (put together by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills) Recommended. Good stuff. 9/10 Full article: www.cluttermuseum.com/make-students-curators/ (Image credit: Behance.net)
Via Robin Good, João Greno Brogueira, Amanda McAndrew, THE OFFICIAL ANDREASCY, LaiaJoana, Rui Guimarães Lima, Ramon Aragon, Paulo Simões, Dennis T OConnor, Pam Colburn Harland, Sue Kowalski, Alison Hewett
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Education Creations's curator insight, May 12, 2014 12:00 AM

How to turn students into curators.

Sample Student's curator insight, May 5, 2015 10:14 PM

We often ask our students to create annotated bibliographies, and this focuses on their capacity to evaluate and make decisions about the validity, reliability and relevance of sources they have found. using Scoop.it, we can ask them to do much the same thing, but they will publish their ideas for an audience, and will also be able to provide and use peer feedback to enhance and tighten up their thinking. This is relevant to any curriculum area. Of course it is dependent on schools being able to access any social media, but rather than thinking about what is impossible, perhaps we could start thinking about what is possible and lobbying for change.

Sample Student's curator insight, May 5, 2015 10:18 PM

We often ask our students to create annotated bibliographies, and this focuses on their capacity to evaluate and make decisions about the validity, reliability and relevance of sources they have found. Using Scoop.it, we can ask them to do much the same thing. But they will publish their ideas for an audience, and will also be able to provide and use peer feedback to enhance and tighten up their thinking. This is relevant to any age, and any curriculum area. Of course it is dependent on schools being able to access social media. But rather than thinking about what is impossible, perhaps we should start thinking about what is possible, and lobbying for change. Could you use a Scoop.it collection as an assessment task?

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An example of curation & sharing strategies

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Paula Silva's curator insight, March 13, 2014 12:14 AM

Richard Byrne, the curator of “Free technology for Teachers” explains his curation process based on three intrinsic steps: seeking information; filtering it in a variety of ways, and sharing selectively.

Richard Byre curates free resources that teachers can use in their classrooms.

"My Curation & Sharing Srtategies" http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/03/my-curation-sharing-strategies.html
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How Teachers Can Start Curating Information for Professional Development > Eye On Education

How Teachers Can Start Curating Information for Professional Development > Eye On Education | Curation | Scoop.it
In Professional Learning in the Digital Age: The Educator's Guide to User-Generated Learning, Kristen Swanson shows educators how to enhance their pro...
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 2, 2013 12:12 PM

Curation is a natural for teachers and Librarians.  I also hope it becomes a process that is commonly taught to kids.  It's a great way to follow your curiosity and build something useful and meaningful from the research process.