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Three approaches. Sesssion1. LITFL: Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog. Five Stage Model - Gilly Salmon. The Pedagogy Of John Dewey: A Summary. The Pedagogy Of John Dewey: A Summary by Steve Wheeler, Associate Professor, Plymouth Institute of Education This is number 7 in my blog series on major learning theories.

The Pedagogy Of John Dewey: A Summary

Learning Theories, Learning Models, Learning Theory Summaries - in Plain English! Blended Learning Essentials - Using your VLE for blended learning. Still wearing my 'L Plates', Moodle is a whole new concept to me which opens up such a world of possibilities that I cant wait to begin exploring!

Blended Learning Essentials - Using your VLE for blended learning

Following great support and encouragement from our LRC Teams, we've begun to utilise Moodle to offer learners a more engaging, interactive and flexible source for learning - accessible any time, any place, on any device. Supporting learners with the process of progression - applying for University, UCAS, student finance, budgeting etc, are some of the topics we help learners to engage and interact with. The Pedagogy of MOOCs. The Pedagogy of MOOCs May 11, 2013, 12:08 pm Filed under: Creative Commons, Innovation, MOOC, Open Educational Resources (OER) | Tags: Coursera, DS106, edX, Learning and Knowledge Analytics, NovoEd, OpenupEd, pedagogy, PLENK, Social Media & Open Education, Udacity.

The Pedagogy of MOOCs

Learning Theories. The Pedagogy of MOOCs. Introduction to communities of practice. The term “community of practice” is of relatively recent coinage, even though the phenomenon it refers to is age-old.

Introduction to communities of practice

The concept has turned out to provide a useful perspective on knowing and learning. A growing number of people and organizations in various sectors are now focusing on communities of practice as a key to improving their performance. This brief and general introduction examines what communities of practice are and why researchers and practitioners in so many different contexts find them useful as an approach to knowing and learning. What are communities of practice? Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly. Note that this definition allows for, but does not assume, intentionality: learning can be the reason the community comes together or an incidental outcome of member’s interactions.

Five Stage Model - Gilly Salmon. New Schemas for Mapping Pedagogies and Technologies. Printer-friendly version Send to friend Grainne Conole reflects on the implications of Web 2.0 for education and offers two new schemas for thinking about harnessing the potential of technologies. In this article I want to reflect on the rhetoric of 'Web 2.0' and its potential versus actual impact. I want to suggest that we need to do more than look at how social networking technologies are being used generally as an indicator of their potential impact on education, arguing instead that we need to rethink what are the fundamental characteristics of learning and then see how social networking can be harnessed to maximise these characteristics to best effect. I will further argue that the current complexity of the digital environment requires us to develop 'schema' or approaches to thinking about how we can best harness the benefits these new technologies confer.

The Tension between Web 2.0 and Education Realigning New Technologies to Pedagogy A Pedagogical Framework for Mapping Tools in Use. About spiders, starfish and sharks. You want to get rich?

About spiders, starfish and sharks

Well, this is the way to do it. Create a metaphor (it better be a good one of course). Apply it to businesses, Write a book about it. If you have a good metaphor, it will sell hundred thousands. The Neuroscience of Metaphors is like an Octopus… Every time we focus our attention we’re making choices about how we fill our relatively limited working memory.

The Neuroscience of Metaphors is like an Octopus…

Latest research indicates that there are about 4 chunks within our working memory that are filled and lost quickly, but before they slip away there’s a chance for them to integrate into our long term memory. There are a range of ways this happens more effectively, and one of them is how those thoughts connect with our existing mental models. Barbara Oakley compared this process to an octopus. The octopus body sits in your forehead, just as working memory sits in your prefrontal cortex. Working memory is relatively fleeting, so it struggles to grip onto something by relating and connecting to your neural structures (your existing concepts and memories).

Sociocultural Theory. The work of sociocultural theory is to explain how individual mental functioning is related to cultural, institutional, and historical context; hence, the focus of the sociocultural perspective is on the roles that participation in social interactions and culturally organized activities play in influencing psychological development.

Sociocultural Theory

While much of the framework for sociocultural theory was put forth by Lev Vygotsky (1931/1997), extensions, elaborations, and refinements of sociocultural theory can be found in writings regarding activity theory (Chaiklin & Lave, 1993; Leontiev, 1981) and cultural-historical activity theory (Cole, 1996; Cole & Engestrom, 1994). Lev S. Vygotksy, a psychologist in Russia who began his work following the Russian Revolution of 1917, is most closely identified with sociocultural theory. The Impact Of Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs In eLearning. Motivation is what fuels us.

The Impact Of Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs In eLearning

It is what drives us to achieve our goals and be our best selves. It also happens to be a powerful tool in eLearning. In this article, I'll discuss the impact that Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs has in eLearning, so that you can put its principles into practice in your next eLearning course. Maslow believed that individuals are all motivated by intrinsic factors, rather than tangible rewards or unmet desires. In his pursuit to discover what makes people truly “tick”, Maslow realized that we are all driven by very specific needs.

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is a natural fit for eLearning, thanks to the fact that learners must first have their lower needs addressed before they become active and engaged participants in the eLearning experience. Constructivism in learning. Constructivism is the label given to a set of theories about learning which fall somewhere between cognitive and humanistic views.

Constructivism in learning

If behaviourism treats the organism as a black box, cognitive theory recognises the importance of the mind in making sense of the material with which it is presented. RR216.pdf. The Good Teacher: Dominant Discourses in Teacher Education: Alex Moore: 9780415335652: Books. The magic of a good science teacher. Sheila Curtis This year more than 35,000 students completed A-level physics.

The magic of a good science teacher

This not only represents a move towards meeting the need for a more scientifically literate population, it hit the Institute of Physics‘ 2014 target for increasing participation in the subject a year early. The increase represents a rise of 29.5% on the 2007 figure of 27,466 – a fantastic endorsement of the hard work of many teachers of physics. Clearly science teachers are doing something right. Direct Instruction Definition. In general usage, the term direct instruction refers to (1) instructional approaches that are structured, sequenced, and led by teachers, and/or (2) the presentation of academic content to students by teachers, such as in a lecture or demonstration. In other words, teachers are “directing” the instructional process or instruction is being “directed” at students.

While a classroom lecture is perhaps the image most commonly associated with direct instruction, the term encompasses a wide variety of fundamental teaching techniques and potential instructional scenarios. For example, presenting a video or film to students could be considered a form of direct instruction (even though the teacher is not actively instructing students, the content and presentation of material was determined by the teacher). In addition, the basic techniques of direct instruction not only extend beyond lecturing, presenting, or demonstrating, but many are considered to be foundational to effective teaching. Debate. What is pedagogy? What is pedagogy? Many discussions of pedagogy make the mistake of seeing it as primarily being about teaching.

In this piece Mark K. Organization for Quality Education: The Myth of Ability. People who claim that they were born without mathematical ability will often admit that they were good at the subject until a certain grade, as though the gene for mathematics carried a definite expiry date. Most people will also recall an unusual coincidence: that the year their ability disappeared, they had a particularly bad teacher. Perhaps more than in any other subject, in mathematics it is easy to turn a good student into a bad one in a very short time. The myths surrounding the subject encourage children to give up the moment they encounter any difficulty.

A guide to intelligence (and heritability) for beginners. Over the next few weeks, I will be posting three articles up on this blog, as a short series. This series examines an important problem in education, and that is: how do we find out what individuals are capable of, and what they are learning? I will look at three aspects of this problem. Angles on learning, particularly after the schooling years. Learning theory: models, product and process. Heutagogy and lifelong learning: A review of heutagogical practice and self-determined learning. Pedagogy-Wheel-1rtgga7.jpg (JPEG Image, 1498 × 952 pixels) - Scaled (68%) TL Forum 2000: McLoughlin and Marshall - learner support in an online teaching environment. Introduction. The_Open_University_Innovating_Pedagogy_2014_0.pdf. Bb_staffdev_intropedagogy_v1_3final.pdf. A New Pedagogy is Emerging... and Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor.

In all the discussion about learning management systems, open educational resources (OERs), massive open online courses (MOOCs), and the benefits and challenges of online learning, perhaps the most important issues concern how technology is changing the way we teach and - more importantly - the way students learn. Strawbridge_web_2.pdf. Broadening the Circle of Critical Pedagogy.

Backward design

Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. Toward a common definition of "flipped learning" - Casting Out Nines. We’ve seen a significant ramping up of interest in – and exposure to – the flipped/inverted classroom over the last few years, and it’s been nice to see an uptick in the amount of research being done into its effectiveness. Constructive Alignment - and why it is important to the learning process. Bloom's Taxonomy. Why educators can't live without social media.

From student recruitment to alumni relations, social media has a place at every step of the student journey, says Eric Stoller. Institutions and educators ignore it at their peril. How to use TWITTER in Sport & PE.pdf. Learning Theory.html. <table width=90% cellpadding=10><tr><td bgcolor=ff4447><span><h1>WARNING:</h1><b>JavaScript is turned OFF. None of the links on this concept map will <br />work until it is reactivated. <p><a href=" If you need help turning JavaScript On, click here.