The New Era of Learning
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The New Era of Learning
The direction in which learning is going: personalized, self-directed, grounded in the real world, and blurring the lines between age groups, teachers/students, formal/informal, etc. It taps into people's instincts and desires for play, creativity and meaning. I'm hoping to eventually incorporate this content into a robust web site that will serve as a compendium on this topic.
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Can Self-Directed Learning Work for Underprivileged Children?

Can Self-Directed Learning Work for Underprivileged Children? | The New Era of Learning | Scoop.it
Student-centered learning has largely been the domain of middle class families. David Gribble found that less privileged children can thrive in these environments as well.
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To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society

To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society | The New Era of Learning | Scoop.it
Why haven't education reform efforts amounted to much? Because they start with the wrong problem, says John Abbott, director of the 21st Century Learning Initiative. Overhauling the educational paradigm means replacing the metaphor — the concept of the world and its inhabitants as machine-like entities — that has shaped the education system, as well as many other aspects of our culture.
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Giving Children Choice and Voice: Hart’s Ladder of Participation | Cornell Garden-Based Learning

Do you engage children and youth in planning and decision-making in your program?  Let’s use Hart’s Ladder of Participation to find out! Dr. Roger Hart
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How much power do children really have in a project? Here's a handy scale that reveals their true power -- or lack thereof. 

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How English Spelling Hinders Learning

How English Spelling Hinders Learning | The New Era of Learning | Scoop.it

The English language is great for puns, but terrible for learning to read or write.

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My latest article looks at how English spelling makes the language very inefficient for most children to learn to read and write (compared to most other languages), and puts a big burden on individuals and on society at large. The problem has been exacerbated by the push to get children started reading and writing at ever earlier ages, before most of them are developmentally ready to master such an irregular orthography.

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IFTF: Future of Learning: From Assigning to Enticing with Content

IFTF: Future of Learning: From Assigning to Enticing with Content | The New Era of Learning | Scoop.it

"If information is power, then, for the first time in history, it is now in the hands of students.

This dramatic shift will change everything about education as we have known it. Enter IFTF's newest map, Future of Learning: From Educational Institutions to Learning Flows. That title captures the shift, that schools and universities will no longer be the sole source of delivering and accrediting learning. Now, learners are designing their own “learning flows” that take them in and out of a variety of learning experiences and places, including but not limited to classrooms, and taking advantage of opportunities outside the classroom and online."

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Steve Hargadon: Escaping the Education Matrix

Steve Hargadon: Escaping the Education Matrix | The New Era of Learning | Scoop.it
“People are almost in this Matrix-like existence,” says education thought-leader Steve Hargadon. “They don’t question schooling. How do you tell a story that opens the door to rethinking what people have believed for decades?
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What Steve Hargadon has gleaned from his interviews with more than 400 education thought leaders, as well as his conferences and national tours.

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