Blended Learning: A Disruptive Innovation [INFOGRAPHIC] #edtech #edutech. Rupert Murdoch, Who Bought 90% Of An Education Software Provider, Launches Initiative 'To Make Education A Top Issue In 2012 Presidential Campaign' Association for Experiential Education: A community of progressive educators and practitioners. - What is Experiential Education?
What is Experiential Education?
Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I will understand. ~Chinese Proverb Defining the work we do, the values we hold and the principles that guide us is part of the experience of being a life-long learner and an active member of the Association for Experiential Education. Experiential education is a philosophy that informs many methodologies in which educators purposefully engage with learners in direct experience and focused reflection in order to increase knowledge, develop skills, clarify values, and develop people's capacity to contribute to their communities. Am I an Experiential Educator? Experiential education is often utilized in many other disciplines: Taylor Mali: What Teachers Make. Is Real Educational Reform Possible? If So, How?
From the dawn of institutionalized schooling until now there have always been reformers, who want to modify the way schooling is done. For the most part, such reformers can be scaled along what might be called a liberal-conservative, or progressive-traditionalist, continuum. At one end are those who think that children learn best when they are happy, have choices, study material that is directly meaningful to them, and, in general, are permitted some control over what and how they learn.
At the other end are those who think that children learn best when they are firmly directed and guided, by authoritative teachers who know better than children what to learn and how to learn it. Over time there has been regular back-and-forth movement of the educational pendulum along this continuum. But the pendulum never moves very far. How TED Connects the Idea-Hungry Elite. CTL Events - Award-Winning Teachers on Teaching. TED: Ideas worth spreading.
Faculty. Kids talk Science. This page is brought to you by UC Berkeley Parents Network Back to the Jokes & Quotes Collection THE FOLLOWING ARE ALL QUOTES FROM 11 YEAR OLDS' SCIENCE EXAMS: * "Water is composed of two gins, Oxygin and Hydrogin.
Oxygin is pure gin. Hydrogin is gin and water. " * "Artificial insemination is when the farmer does it to the cow instead of the bull. " * "When you breathe, you inspire. The Relativity of Wrong by Isaac Asimov. By Isaac Asimov I received a letter from a reader the other day.
It was handwritten in crabbed penmanship so that it was very difficult to read. Nevertheless, I tried to make it out just in case it might prove to be important. In the first sentence, he told me he was majoring in English Literature, but felt he needed to teach me science. (I sighed a bit, for I knew very few English Lit majors who are equipped to teach me science, but I am very aware of the vast state of my ignorance and I am prepared to learn as much as I can from anyone, however low on the social scale, so I read on.) It seemed that in one of my innumerable essays, here and elsewhere, I had expressed a certain gladness at living in a century in which we finally got the basis of the Universe straight. These are all twentieth-century discoveries, you see.
The young man then quoted with approval what Socrates had said on learning that the Delphic oracle had proclaimed him the wisest man in Greece. No one knows nothing. Imageseveryone-is-a-genius_small.jpg (JPEG Image, 651x488 pixels) Infographic of the Day: Is College Really Worth It? Is going to college really worth it?
Probably so, but it's not that clear cut, and economics have been arguing the point for 30 years. Most studies tend to show that college-educated people end up making far more money in the course of their lifetimes. (The niggle: Usually, it's not worth paying for a private university.) Still, that evidence isn't totally cut and dry: What do you really learn in college?
School superintendent to Governor: Please make my school a prison. A school superintendent in Michigan has written a public letter to the editor asking Governor Rick Snyder if his school can become a prison instead.
The full text is below. 1st Grader's Interest. Born to Learn ~ You are Born to Learn. American Teachers Do More Work for Less Pay Than Their International Peers - Education. Ever wonder how the hours American teachers work and the salary they earn compares to teachers in other industrialized nations?
Well, the picture's not pretty. In this infographic courtesy of the Future Journalism Project, American educators work the most hours of all industrialized nations, but are the fifth lowest paid after 15 years on the job. Only Luxembourg, Hungary, Iceland, and Norway pay their teachers less. And how do we compare to the country that's number one in the world in education according to international tests, Finland? Teachers there work the fifth fewest hours and are the ninth lowest paid.