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Reinventing Education - Bertelsmann Future Challenges. By Antje Funcke, Olivier Godart, Aoife Hanley and Sarah Hoffmann The ubiquitous phrase ‘back to the blackboard’ is often used to describe something that is deficient and that needs to be partially or fully reworked. Some economists like Wössmann or researchers at the OECD might apply the same reasoning to the education systems of many industrialized countries; hence the idea that education needs to be ‘reinvented’. From the empirical findings and commentary presented in the accompanying ‘Background Paper’ to this session, we have put together some solutions which we present to the panel as an input for their deliberations at the Global Economic Symposium in October 2011. 1.

What matters most for good education are good teachers (Slater, Davies and Burgess, 2009; Sanders and Rivers, 1996). 2. 3. 4. 5. Are you past oriented or future oriented. Born to Learn ~ You are Born to Learn. Born to Learn: Class Reunion. Last week in brief: BIG things brewing.

A lot has happened in the past week, and I feel that bits and pieces are coming together to form a huge break from the mainstream in human capital development in the Netherlands. In brief: On Monday, I visited TEDxDelft at TU Delft. The day was very well organized and included a selection of talks from a book maker, an astronaut, constructors of a high tech opera, a parkour exhibition, and a talk by Marcel Kampman on how to close what he calls the Dream Gap. Marcel provides 9 ideas to tackle the issue, including re-organizing TED so that it it focuses on T-shaped approaches to EDucation (hence, T-ED), that work to connect people-to-people in knowledge creation and sharing. Smart idea. During the lunch break, Marcel and I also got together and recorded videos for each others projects. People. Teaching Co-Creation Now. Knowmad Society - Welcome.

"Knowmads and The Next Renaissance" - My TedxBrisbane Talk. Edward Harran shares his personal story into the knowmad movement: an emerging digital generation that has the capacity to work, learn, move and play - with anybody, anytime, and anywhere. TEDxBrisbane 2011 - Edward Harran - Imagination. It's Happening: sharing the shift in education. THRIVE. Change Begins with Me. Cc flickr photo by R/DV/RS The reason things stay the same is because we stay the same.

Change Begins with Me

For things to change, we must change. ~ Eric Jensen Lately, I have been struggling with the issue of change. Specifically, I am looking at one area of our school that I believe has become a vicious cycle of despair for both our staff and students — homework. Teachers assign it. Two comments about the change process recently came across my Twitter stream and caught my attention. Higher education: Is it really the next bubble? How we will learn. The Flipped Classroom Defined. Three Trends That Define the Future of Teaching and Learning. Culture Digital Tools Teaching Strategies This week, we feature the most popular posts of the year on MindShift.

Three Trends That Define the Future of Teaching and Learning

In today’s dynamic classrooms, the teaching and learning process is becoming more nuanced, more seamless, and it flows back and forth from students to teachers. Here’s a look at current trends in teaching and learning, their implications, and changes to watch for. The Three Key Trends 1. If Web 2.0 has taught us anything, it’s to play nicely together. Lenny Gonzales Sharing information and connecting with others — whether we know them personally or not — has proven to be a powerful tool in education. They’re finding each other on their own kid-specific social networking sites, on their blogs, on schools’ sites, and of course on Facebook and Twitter. Educators Unite But social networking is not just for teens, as evidenced by the 500 million-plus Facebook users. 2.

Flickr:Randy Pertiet Creating media is another noteworthy tech-driven initiative in education. G S A 2011 English. Eduventurist. Five Steps to Better School/Community Collaboration. As the old African proverb says, "It takes a village to raise a child.

Five Steps to Better School/Community Collaboration

" One could imagine then that it would take a community to raise a school. We can't rely on local, state, or federal governments to take ownership of the issues we face locally. We need to work as a community to nurture our schools for our particular community needs. I believe the answer to real education/school transformation is strong, authentic community connections and actions. When families, community groups, business and schools band together to support learning, young people achieve more in school, stay in school longer, and enjoy the experience more. Great examples of school/community partnerships are happening all over the world. Throughout my journey setting up the Reinventing School Challenge, I did a significant amount of research to ensure I had a thorough understanding of what existed already, what worked, and what was possible.

What Are You Going to Do With That? By William Deresiewicz The essay below is adapted from a talk delivered to a freshman class at Stanford University in May.

What Are You Going to Do With That?

The Learning Planet. Bas Verhart: Education is failing the future-makers. This article was taken from the February 2012 issue of Wired magazine.

Bas Verhart: Education is failing the future-makers

6th European Conference on Games Based Learning. Over the last ten years, the way in which education and training is delivered has changed considerably with the advent of new technologies. One such new technology that holds considerable promise for helping to engage learners is Games-Based Learning (GBL). The Conference offers an opportunity for scholars and practitioners interested in the issues related to GBL to share their thinking and research findings.

Papers can cover various issues and aspects of GBL in education and training: technology and implementation issues associated with the development of GBL; use of mobile and MMOGs for learning; pedagogical issues associated with GBL; social and ethical issues in GBL; GBL best cases and practices, and other related aspects.