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The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model. The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model by Terry Heick As a follow-up to our 9 Characteristics of 21st Century Learning we developed in 2009, we have developed an updated framework, The Inside-Out Learning Model.

The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model

The goal of the model is simple enough–not pure academic proficiency, but instead authentic self-knowledge, diverse local and global interdependence, adaptive critical thinking, and adaptive media literacy. By design this model emphasizes the role of play, diverse digital and physical media, and a designed interdependence between communities and schools. PWB Text FINAL. Zinn Education Project. All Documentaries - FreeDocumentaries.Org. All films Notify me of new films All Documentaries Contact Us Login below.

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Democratic education in cooperative development - Cultivate.Coop. Popular education as well as democratic education (sometimes referred to as participatory education) are forms of education where the teachers, educators, and facilitators are valued on an equal level with the students, learners, and participants.

Democratic education in cooperative development - Cultivate.Coop

It is a collaborative process of learning and teaching that is engaging, interactive, and directly relevant to the interests of the learners. The ways that people learn almost always influences the ways that they work. Therefore, because cooperatives are democratically owned and operated organizations, it is crucial to teach and learn about co-ops and cooperation utilizing democratic education. History and Background Popular, participatory, and democratic educational theories have rich histories; but they have been revolutionized in the past 50 years by a wide range of dedicated educators working in schools, universities, social/economic justice efforts (such as the Civil Rights Movement), and more.   The Knowledge Processes   Anticipation Guide Make up a list of five or six true /false statements on the text to be read.

  The Knowledge Processes  

These statements are debateable and might seek an opinion or provoke feelings in the reader. Students respond to the statements individually and then discuss with a partner or small group. After reading students revisit the statements, see how their initial opinions may have changed and reflect on what ideas were affirmed and challenged and what they have learned. They should find evidence for their opinions in the text.   Learning by Design  

The Learning by Design pedagogy uses eight ‘Knowledge Processes’.

  Learning by Design  

A Knowledge Process is an activity type which represents a distinct way of making knowledge and of learning. As designers of learning environments, teachers can choose any mix and ordering of Knowledge Processes. The purpose of indicating the Knowledge Process underlying each activity is to prompt teachers to think explicitly about the most appropriate range and sequence of learning activities for their students and subject matter. Teachers use the Knowledge Processes as prompts to design, document and deploy their learning programs. We call the mindful and considered use of these Knowledge processes ‘Learning-by-Design’. In this context, the teacher becomes a reflective designer of learning experiences (teacher-as-designer); and classroom plans become shareable ‘designs-for-learning’.

Knowledge Process are kinds of activity, or things you do to know: Experiencing … Conceptualizing … Analyzing … Applying … New Learning. Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Anyone can learn to be a polymath – Robert Twigger. I travelled with Bedouin in the Western Desert of Egypt.

Anyone can learn to be a polymath – Robert Twigger

When we got a puncture, they used tape and an old inner tube to suck air from three tyres to inflate a fourth. It was the cook who suggested the idea; maybe he was used to making food designed for a few go further. Far from expressing shame at having no pump, they told me that carrying too many tools is the sign of a weak man; it makes him lazy. The real master has no tools at all, only a limitless capacity to improvise with what is to hand. The more fields of knowledge you cover, the greater your resources for improvisation. We hear the descriptive words psychopath and sociopath all the time, but here’s a new one: monopath. The monopathic model derives some of its credibility from its success in business.

Get Aeon straight to your inbox Ever since the beginning of the industrial era, we have known both the benefits and the drawbacks of dividing jobs into ever smaller and more tedious ones. In fact, it wasn’t. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia (10 January 1859 – 13 October 1909)[1] (known as Francisco Ferrer y Guardia in Spanish and often simply as Francisco Ferrer) was a Spanish anarchist.

Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia

Life[edit] He was born in Alella (a small town near Barcelona) to Roman Catholic parents. He was sent to work on a Barcelona firm at the age of 15. TRAPESE - Popular Education Collective. Reflect%20book%20-%20chapter%20Cutler.pdf. How to Learn Without Memorizing. Photo by Edwin Stemp Rote memorization is an inefficient way to learn.

How to Learn Without Memorizing

Just retaining a single formula can mean pounding the same information into your skull dozens of times. If your computer hard drive had this accuracy, you’d probably throw it out. Unfortunately, you’re stuck with your brain. The good news is that you don’t need to learn by memorization. A few years ago, I noticed that smart people seemed to learn differently than most other people. While there are undoubtedly some genetic advantages that allow some people to learn effortlessly, I think part of this difference in success comes down to strategy.