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Designing Group Projects So That Everyone Participates by John Spencer

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, October 27, 2017 4:10 PM
John Spencer lists valid reasons why students can check out of project-based activities i.e. insecurity, not knowing what to do, and not having the skills and understanding,  Teaching is essential when there is a lack of buy-in. This means we have to have a conversation with those students who are struggling.
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New advances in measuring social-emotional learning - The Hechinger Report

New advances in measuring social-emotional learning - The Hechinger Report | LearningIsSocial | Scoop.it

"Core academic subjects have long been the top priority for districts preparing students for life after high school. Now districts are elevating social and emotional learning, as well, drawing from a large body of research showing that skills like grit and self-regulation are critical to life success. If they’re so valuable, the logic goes, schools should find concrete ways to teach them. And with teaching comes testing — not only to ensure students’ learning can be measured, but so that educators can determine how well the new efforts are working.


“As more programs are being taken up in schools and districts, there becomes this greater demand to assess them, to see if they’re working, to see if students are, in fact, learning the skills that are being taught,” said Lindsay Read, manager of research at the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning, or CASEL.

 

"While there are some assessments on the market, Read said there is a clear need for more direct assessment options, as distinct from student or teacher surveys of social and emotional skills. And when it comes to direct assessment, there’s a need for tests that can be administered quickly in classrooms and return results to teachers right away.

"Enter the Measuring SEL design challenge. CASEL is spearheading a collaborative effort to help the field coalesce around practical and appropriate design principles that developers can use to make future assessments. The first of three annual design challenges produced seven top designs, all at varying stages of development. Some haven’t been used in schools at all, while others are already being piloted."


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The seven techniques of Learning to Learn

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Learning should not be as hard as you think. There is a method to the art and just like any skill, learning to learn needs practice and mastery. It is much like speed reading. If you know how to read faster, you can end up reading more books in a given time. Similarly, if you learn how to learn efficiently you can spend less time doing the learning and more time enjoying what you have learned.

As a trainer, the topic of learning to learn is even more important since it is not only beneficial to you, but it also helps you to improve your training. As such, it is worth investing time in.

In this article, you will be introduced to seven highly effective techniques that help you maximise learning in a given time. The following methods are presented as if you are applying them to yourself, but you should consider how you can take advantage of them for your learners in a training environment.

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Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, May 19, 2017 5:40 AM
Zeven toetsstenen om na te gaan of je in jouw klas leert leren. 
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A paper published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest evaluated some techniques for improving learning. Be aware that everyone thinks they have their own style of learning (they don't, according to the latest research), and the evidence suggests that just because a technique works or does not work for other people does not necessarily mean it will or won’t work well for you. If you want to know how to revise or learn most effectively you will still want to experiment on yourself a little with each technique. Elaborative Interrogation (Rating = moderate) A method involving creating explanations for why stated facts are true. The method involves concentrating on why questions rather than what questions and creating questions for yourself as you are working through a task. This is a good method because it is simple, so anyone can apply it easily. It does however require enough prior knowledge to enable you to generate good questions for yourself, so this method may be best for learners with experience in a subject. Self Explanation (Rating = moderate) A technique that is useful for abstract learning. The technique involves explaining and recording how one solves or understands problems as they work and giving reasons for choices that are made. This was found to be more effective if done while learning as opposed to after learning. Self explanation has been found to be effective with learners ranging from children in kindergarten to older students working on algebraic formulas and geometric theorems. Like elaborative explanation, self explanation benefits from its simplicity. Summarisation (Rating = low) An old staple, tested by having participants summarise every page of text in to a few short lines. Summarising and note taking were found to be beneficial for preparing for written exams but less useful for types of tests that do not require students to generate information – such as multiple choice tests. Highlighting and underlining (Rating = low) The runaway favourite technique of students was found to perform spectacularly poorly when done on its own under controlled conditions. It seems pretty intuitive that highlighting alone is ineffective for the same reasons it is so popular – it requires no training, it takes practically no additional time and crucially, it involves very little thought above the effort taken to simply read a piece of text. The keyword mnemonic (Rating = low) A technique for memorising information involving linking words to meanings through associations based on how a word sounds and creating imagery for specific words. Much research has found that mnemonics are useful for memorising information in the short term in a range of situations including learning foreign language, learning people’s names and occupations, learning scientific terms etc. However, it seems the keyword mnemonic is only effective in instances where keywords are important and the material includes keywords which are inherently easy to memorise. Imagery for Text Learning (Rating = low) Experiments asking students to simply imagine clear visual images as they are reading texts have found advantages when memorising sentences, but these advantages seem much less pronounced when longer pieces of text are involved. Interestingly, visualisation was found to be more effective when students listened to a text than when they read text themselves, implying the act of reading may make it harder to focus on visualizing. Rereading (Rating = low) Overall, rereading is found to be much less effective than other techniques – however the research has drawn some interesting conclusions. Massed rereading – rereading immediately after reading - has been found more effective than outlining and summarising for the same amount of time. It does seem however, that rereading spaced over a longer amount of time has a much stronger effect than massed rereading. Practice Testing (Rating = High) testing is often seen as a necessary evil of education. practice testing seems to result in benefits. Unlike many of the other techniques mentioned, the benefits of practice testing are not modest – studies have found that a practice test can double free recall! Research has found that though multiple choice testing is indeed effective, practice tests that require more detailed answers to be generated are more effective. Importantly, practice testing is effective when you create the questions yourself. Distributed Practice (Rating = High) if you want to remember something for a year you should study at least every month, if you want to remember something for five years you should space your learning every six to twelve months. If you want to remember something for a week you should space your learning 12-24 hours apart. It does seem however that the distributed-practice effect may work best when processing information deeply – so for best results you might want to try a distributed practice and self-testing combo. 

 So it is clear that we are all expected to be able to learn but currently we don’t ever really get taught how to learn. The trick is to experiment with different methods or techniques and to discover the ideal technique for us according to our needs and the one that suits our learning style, as we know there are techniques that can work for many people but for us they do not work as effectively as We expect it.
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Why implementation of Social learning is important for the current education system?

Why implementation of Social learning is important for the current education system? | LearningIsSocial | Scoop.it

"Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, but the trend of learners educating themselves is on a continuous upward movement. The reasons may include freedom to choose, no fear of questions being asked, learning at one's own pace and place, absorbing at one's own capacity and much more. The self-learning trend has been empowered by cutting edge educational technology innovation."


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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, May 18, 2016 11:46 AM

One thing this article seems to be saying is that the growth of technology in education makes more possible the old goal of emotional growth along with mental growth, especially in the learner taking more responsibility for their education. -Lon

Ashleigh Latter's curator insight, May 19, 2016 8:33 AM
I have mixed opinions... On one hand I think Social Learning is positive, engaging, and informative while being a good platform for the next generation to access and absorb information, however I feel for a formative educational sense there are a lot of unknowns we can open the door to. For example, the article mentions that learners can go at their own pace - however most schools and institutes run by specific timelines and to allow slower learners to just be even slower may mean they don't even expose themselves to some of the content that may appear on an assessment piece and they end up far behind the rest of their cohort. If the majority of social media had positive views and encouragement for education with limited distractions, then it would be highly likely that we could see a generation of avid, elf-motivated learners - but does social media really encourage education and learning as much as we would like it to?
Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, May 22, 2016 10:49 AM
Interesting Points:
1.) "in 1971, an influential Austrian philosopher named Ivan Illich published a hugely influential book called, ' Deschooling Society ', in which he envisioned "learning webs" as a model for people to network the learning they needed."
2.) And a workable definition of asynchronous learning, "Asynchronous learning uses technologies such as email, blogs, wikis, and discussion boards, as well as web-supported textbooks, audio-video courses, and social networking using web 2.0 (Web 2.0 describes websites that emphasize user-generated content, usability, and interoperability)."
3.) new media became an extension of the traditional media on the cyberspace, allowing to the public access information in a wide range of digital devices. In other words, it is a cultural virtualization of human reality as a result of the migration from physical to virtual space (mediated by the ICTs), ruled by codes, signs, and particular social relationships, inside and outside the classroom.
4.) "New technologies also help to “connect” people from different cultures outside the virtual space, which was unthinkable fifty years ago."
5.) "The National School Boards Association found that 96% of students with online access have used social networking technologies, and more than 50% talk online about schoolwork."

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Collaborative Learning: Why Transforming Classrooms Into Collaboration Rooms Can Make A Big Difference

Collaborative Learning: Why Transforming Classrooms Into Collaboration Rooms Can Make A Big Difference | LearningIsSocial | Scoop.it
Want to know why transforming classrooms into collaboration rooms can make a big difference? Check why Collaborative Learning is so important. 

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, March 4, 2016 3:58 AM
The core component of every successfull collaboration is the design of the activity, no matter the tool
Bárbara Mónica Pérez Moo's curator insight, March 8, 2016 8:09 PM
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Online Learning Must Be Collaborative and Social

Online Learning Must Be Collaborative and Social | LearningIsSocial | Scoop.it

"An annual report by The Open University said the current key challenge for education specialists is to engage thousands of learners in productive discussions while learning in a collaborative, online environment."


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Empowerment's curator insight, February 23, 2015 6:50 AM

There is a strong trend of discovery in learning organizations

 

Richard Samson's curator insight, February 23, 2015 7:58 AM

OU ahead of the curve!

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, February 24, 2015 3:34 PM

C'est toujours intéressant de suivre l'Open University dans ses opinions sur la formation.

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It's Time for Social and Emotional Learning for All

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Over the last decade, increased attention has been paid to the social and emotional learning (SEL) needs of children. This area of learning is necessary and essential to address -- for children and adults.


It's time that schools take responsibility for meeting the entire range of learning needs that educators have -- the need to use new technologies, to understand and implement new standards, to use new assessment strategies, and their needs to attend to their own social and emotional learning.



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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 18, 2014 6:10 PM


It's time that schools take responsibility for meeting the entire range of learning needs that educators have -- the need to use new technologies, to understand and implement new standards, to use new assessment strategies, and their needs to attend to their own social and emotional learning.


Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, April 20, 2014 6:16 PM

Aprendizaje social y emocional.

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The Beginner's Visual Guide To Connected Learning - Edudemic

The Beginner's Visual Guide To Connected Learning - Edudemic | LearningIsSocial | Scoop.it
Connected learning is a term I've been seeing a lot these days. As you all know, some trends take off, others stutter.
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What Is Social Learning (And Does It Work)? - Edudemic

What Is Social Learning (And Does It Work)? - Edudemic | LearningIsSocial | Scoop.it
Distance learning, e-learning, mobile learning, blended learning. There are a slew of educational learning trends that have been happening for years now. A
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4 Ways To Improve School Communication Using Social Media - Edudemic

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As computers and other forms of technology filtered into the classroom, the ability to improve school communication via computer has become very important.
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Engaging Students Through Social Media: Real World Experience, Creativity...

Engaging Students Through Social Media: Real World Experience, Creativity... | LearningIsSocial | Scoop.it

Social media has become an essential part of most people’s everyday lives, from checking Facebook and Twitter to posting blogs, Pinterest listings, and uploading YouTube videos. However, and with smartphones making it easier than ever to spend time on social media networks, in what ways can these networks be leveraged to engage and build a foundation for future student learning? While the potential of distraction is there, the right social media teaching strategies can lead to creative learning, and a productive approach to making social media part of ongoing professional development.

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://gettingsmart.com/cms/blog/2012/11/engaging-students-through-social-media-real-world-experience-creativity-future-employability/

 


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Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros

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Why have your students work collaboratively? "Collaborative learning teams are said to attain higher levels of thinking and preserve information for longer times that students working individually."

This post provides 20 suggestions to help collaborative groups work more effectively. A few are:

* Establish group goals.

* Keep groups mid-sized.

* Build trust and promote open communication.

* Consider the learning process asa part of the assessment.

The post includes links to a variety of resources and each point has an explantion with additional information.


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Channylt's curator insight, April 7, 2014 10:56 AM

Great tips on how to facilitate collaborative learning. Learners that work collaborativley are engaged in their learning and have better learning outcomes. 

Marina Cousins's curator insight, April 10, 2014 8:06 PM

I liked this article, as it highlighted to me the importance of collaborative learning is much better than individual learning.  As I have mentioned several times, the learning and assessment that takes place within my workplace has a strong behaviourist foundation of learning and repeating key words and actions to pass an assessment (it is a very individual approach to learning).

 

Many of my colleagues view this experience of learning & assessment in a negative way.  What are some of the ways to overcome this negative view of learning?

 

After reading this article, I will seriously consider using a collaborative learning style within my workplace (if I get the opportunity).  The advantage of using real world problems or clinical incidents is that it offers the learner the opportunitity to improve their critical thinking skills and problem-solving ability.  

 

Therefore, by using collaborative learning you can apply the following learning theories of cognitivism, constructivism, objectivism.

Hazel Kuveya's curator insight, April 10, 2014 9:22 PM

Keeping the groups at moderate levels will ensure an effective exchange of ideas and participation in all involved, I can echo the same statement that two heads are better than one. It is also interesting to learn that collaborative teams attain higher level thinking and preserve information for longer periods as compared to  their individual counterparts., yes the use of technology makes collaborative learning manageable.

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Why the Increased Focus on Social-Emotional Learning? - by Katherine Prince

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by Katherine Prince

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Shari Flynt Williamson's curator insight, October 21, 2017 8:38 PM

I was a little skeptical on this.  However, if you think about it-it makes sense.  All of this technology used for social media is impeding students from learning to critically think, collaborate, empathize-among other things.  Helping them learn to work closely with others in a school environment will help them learn to engage well with others at work and in society as a whole when they are adults.

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Does working as a group actually help us learn?

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As is almost always the case when humans are involved, the truth varies. Assuming there are no particularly irksome or troublemaking individuals upsetting the group harmony, there are some ways working in groups can be helpful when it comes to learning, and other ways in which it may be more of an obstacle. So, here are the pros and cons of teamwork.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 23, 2017 5:34 PM

Really believe in it but not so good at it myself.

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Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future

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by Paul Moss, edmerger.com Students Need Professional Learning Networks, Too Learning to create, manage and promote a professional learnin

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Gust MEES's curator insight, December 31, 2016 7:31 AM

Students Need Professional Learning Networks, Too

Learning to create, manage and promote a professional learning network (PLN) will soon become, if it’s not already, one of the most necessary and sought after skills for a global citizen, and as such, must become a prominent feature of any school curriculum.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=modern-education

 

Helen Anderson's curator insight, May 5, 2017 10:54 PM

Why student need social learning networks.

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Social learning: the revolution in eLearning

Social learning: the revolution in eLearning | LearningIsSocial | Scoop.it
How can an age-old learning strategy, like social learning, make your eLearning course pop? Read this article and find out the benefits of social learning!

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Enrique Facundo Ruiz Blanco's curator insight, May 23, 2016 9:52 AM

Nuevas formas de aprender

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Are you a social learner? What is social learning?
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Connectivism: Learning as a Community - Designed:2:Learn

Connectivism: Learning as a Community - Designed:2:Learn | LearningIsSocial | Scoop.it
In a modern world where knowledge objects are ubiquitous and openly accessible, the roles of educators and learners must evolve to meet the growing needs of the resulting high-paced, digital society. Connectivism is an emergent, net-enabled learning theory that suggests the most important result of a learning situation is the ability of the learner to make connections between distinct ideas using social capital and the affordances of digital networks.
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Alfio Gangemi's curator insight, May 24, 2015 8:05 PM

This article talks about how educators roles have to evolve to meet the growing needs of a high paced digital society as well as Connectivism and how important it is in a modern day classroom to help students develop better understanding of distinct ideas using social capital and capabilities of digital networks. 

Heraclio Muñoz Cruz's curator insight, May 25, 2015 8:14 AM

Conectivismo: Aprendizaje en comunidad.

Carlos Silva's curator insight, August 30, 2015 1:57 PM

añada su visión ...

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3 Significant Benefits Of Social Learning

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3 Significant Benefits Of Social Learning

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Newsdeck's curator insight, May 2, 2014 9:31 AM

This post explains how digital learning produces positive impact in students. This learning process represents the digital behavior of a new user.

Gust MEES's curator insight, February 21, 2015 8:43 AM
3 Significant Benefits Of Social Learning


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Social-Learning


Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, February 26, 2015 2:58 AM

Ventajas del aprendizaje social

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E-Learning - Special Issue: Inquiry into Communities of Inquiry

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Issue contents for the Journal of E-Learning ISSN 2042-7530 Volume 11 Issue 1 (2014). Articles available as full-text are PDF.

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, April 18, 2014 7:29 AM

E-Learning- Special Issue: Inquiry into Communities of Inquiry

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How Users Interact On Pinterest, Study Reveals User Habits

How Users Interact On Pinterest, Study Reveals User Habits | LearningIsSocial | Scoop.it
Pinterest users interact differently than users on other social networks. The team at Wishpond explores which pins receive the best treatment overall.

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Charity WIlls's curator insight, May 23, 2013 10:11 AM

How Users Interact On Pinterest, Study Reveals User Habits

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 10, 2014 11:20 AM

I was introduced to Pinterest by one of my students about six months before the boom that made Pinterest a household word.


I wish I'd seized the opportunity and jumped right in. However, at first I just didn't get it.  Now in hindsight I realize that Pinterest is a curation platform-- one that appeals to millions.  Needless to say I'm now curating a dozen different interests! 

Alfredo Corell's comment, February 11, 2014 8:11 AM
I'd like to see actual data. The Infographic is one year old :)
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Defining Social Learning

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How do you define social learning?


I define social learning as participating with others to make sense of new ideas. Augmented by a new slew of social tools, people can gather information and gain new context from people across the globe and around the clock as easily as they could from those they work beside.

 

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http://marciaconner.com/blog/defining-social-learning/

 


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francis namo's comment, May 14, 2013 8:29 AM
The university of Nigeria impacts students with the knowledge necessary for effective development see http://www.unn.edu.ng
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A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic

A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic | LearningIsSocial | Scoop.it
Do you know the actual theories of learning? A learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn, helping us understand this inherently complex process.
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What storytelling does to our brains

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Storytelling is one of the most overused and underused techniques at the same time. In this post, we are revealing what storytelling does to our brains.


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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, December 5, 2012 12:42 PM
Thanks for the article.
José Carlos's comment, December 5, 2012 1:25 PM
you are welcome :)