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Better Ways to Learn. Photo Does a good grade always mean a student has learned the material? And does a bad grade mean a student just needs to study more? In the new book “How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens” (Random House), Benedict Carey, a science reporter for The New York Times, challenges the notion that a high test score equals true learning. He argues that although a good grade may be achieved in the short term by cramming for an exam, chances are that most of the information will be quickly lost.

Indeed, he argues, most students probably don’t need to study more — just smarter. Mr. Carey offers students old and young a new blueprint for learning based on decades of brain science, memory tests and learning studies. “Most of us study and hope we are doing it right,” Mr. For starters, long and focused study sessions may seem productive, but chances are you are spending most of your brainpower on trying to maintain your concentration for a long period of time. Donald Schon (Schön): learning, reflection and change. Contents: introduction · donald schon · public and private learning and the learning society · double-loop learning · the reflective practitioner – reflection-in- and –on-action · conclusion · further reading and references · links · how to cite this article Note: I have used Donald Schon rather than Donald Schön (which is the correct spelling) as English language web search engines (and those using them!)

Often have difficulties with umlauts). Donald Alan Schon (1930-1997) trained as a philosopher, but it was his concern with the development of reflective practice and learning systems within organizations and communities for which he is remembered. Significantly, he was also an accomplished pianist and clarinettist – playing in both jazz and chamber groups. This interest in improvisation and structure was mirrored in his academic writing, most notably in his exploration of professional’s ability to ‘think on their feet’. Donald Schon Double-loop learning and theories in use Conclusion. The Learning Planet | About Bridget McKenzie. I’m working on an ambitious ongoing enquiry into learning, culture and ecology called The Learning Planet. For research, I’m using my main blog of the same name for short pieces of writing. I’m clipping links, quotes and responses into this ‘Green Knowing’ Tumblr.

This all feeding into a short book, a primer for ecological ways of knowing. How we learn is at the heart of this. I think that learning is accelerated when people collaborate to solve real problems in real contexts, seeking the means to thrive, fully powered by imaginative play and tapping into cultural knowledge. It almost goes without saying that I think the real problems, on micro or macro scale, concrete or abstract in nature, are all rooted in the human relationship with the biosphere, the flaw in which have led to our breaching of planetary boundaries. I speak at many conferences and events and publish articles about these topics, so please contact me on if you are interested. What is a Community of Practice? Community of practice. A community of practice (CoP) is a group of people who share a craft and/or a profession.

The concept was first proposed by cognitive anthropologist Jean Lave and educational theorist Etienne Wenger in their 1991 book Situated Learning (Lave & Wenger 1991). Wenger then significantly expanded on the concept in his 1998 book Communities of Practice (Wenger 1998). A CoP can evolve naturally because of the members' common interest in a particular domain or area, or it can be created deliberately with the goal of gaining knowledge related to a specific field. It is through the process of sharing information and experiences with the group that members learn from each other, and have an opportunity to develop personally and professionally (Lave & Wenger 1991). CoPs can exist in physical settings, for example, a lunch room at work, a field setting, a factory floor, or elsewhere in the environment, but members of CoPs do not have to be co-located. Overview[edit] Origin and development[edit] Domain.

Dweck.pdf. Redirecting. “It’s Like You’re Conducting an Orchestra” From the minute you meet Katie Brown, you get the feeling she’s an amazing teacher. Her intelligence and passion jump out. You immediately think: I would love for my kids to be in her classroom. It’s no surprise to learn she was named the 2014 Washington State Teacher of the Year. Katie has had a busy summer meeting with policymakers, connecting with colleagues across the country, and even attending Space Camp with the top teachers from other states.

So I really appreciated her taking the time to stop by my office last week. Katie teaches at Shuksan Middle School in Bellingham, a couple hours north of Seattle. Shuksan is a low-income school where two thirds of the students get free or reduced-price lunches. A turnaround like that doesn’t happen overnight, of course, and there’s no one factor that causes it. In addition to working with ELL students—kids who are learning to speak English—Katie spends a lot of time coaching her fellow teachers. “It’s Like You’re Conducting an Orchestra” Observations on Modernity - Niklas Luhmann. This collection of five essays by Germany’s most prominent and influential social thinker both links Luhmann’s social theory to the question “What is modern about modernity?”

And shows the origins and context of his theory. In the introductory essay, “Modernity in Contemporary Society,” Luhmann develops the thesis that the modern epistemological situation can be seen as the consequence of a radical change in social macrostructures that he calls “social differentiation,” thereby designating the juxtaposition of and interaction between a growing number of social subsystems without any hierarchical structure. “European Rationality” defines rationality as the capacity to see the difference between systems and their environment as a unity.

Luhmann argues that, in a world characterized by contingency, rationality tends to become coextensive with imagination, a view that challenges their classical binary opposition and opens up the possibility of seeing modern rationality as a paradox. Creativity based learning: Wiriyah Ruechaipanit at TEDxChiangMai 2013. Heutagogy: spirals of reflection to empower learners in higher education - Reflective Practice - Volume 11, Issue 1.

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ZEN PENCILS » 157. AMY POEHLER: Great people do things before they’re ready. Jacque Fresco. Mr. Fresco's background includes industrial design and social engineering, as well as being a forerunner in the field of Human Factors. Mr. Fresco has worked as both designer and inventor in a wide range of fields spanning from biomedical innovations to totally integrated social systems. The Venus Project reflects the culmination of Mr. Fresco's life work: the integration of the best of science and technology into a comprehensive plan for a new society based on human and environmental concern.

It is a global vision of hope for the future of humankind in our technological age. A major documentary entitled Future By Design, released in 2006 on the life, designs, and philosophy of Jacque Fresco is now available on our videos page. The film Zeitgeist Addendum featuring Mr. The documentary Paradise or Oblivion, produced by Roxanne Meadows, introduces the culmination of Jacque Fresco's work, and viable solutions for the future. Looking Forward co-authored with Kenneth Keyes Jr., (1969) A.S.

Perspective to see the knowledge

Education principle. Learning to think/learn - literature review for analysing. Learner guide-mindset attitude. Learning skill - how to memorize / how to structure / how to thi. Learning by teaching. In professional education, learning by teaching (German: Lernen durch Lehren, short LdL) designates currently the method by Jean-Pol Martin that allows pupils and students to prepare and to teach lessons, or parts of lessons. Learning by teaching should not be confused with presentations or lectures by students, as students not only convey a certain content, but also choose their own methods and didactic approaches in teaching classmates that subject. Neither should it be confused with tutoring, because the teacher has intensive control of, and gives support for, the learning process in learning by teaching as against other methods.

History[edit] Seneca the Younger told in his letters to Lucilius that we are learning if we teach (epistulae morales I, 7, 8): docendo discimus (lat.: "by teaching we are learning"). At all times in the history of schooling there have been phases where students were mobilized to teach their peers. Students as teachers in order to spare teachers[edit]

Learning environment 3.0

Motivation-solution idea. Brain training. Professor David Chandler - Teaching. In the academic year 2013-14 Professor David Chandler will be teaching the following postgraduate modules at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster, London. (Click on the module titles below to view or download the latest module guides.)

For PhD Supervision click here. Charles University, Prague (December 2009) Intensive 6 session course, 'Debating Liberal Peace(building)' Overview: Today there appears to be a consensus that international peacebuilding missions have achieved limited success on the ground due to their liberal frameworks and practices. This critique is often posed critically in terms of liberal (or neoliberal or biopolitical) attempts to develop, democratise or secure the borderlands of the West or in more policy-related terms as a result of overambitious attempts to impose liberal models of democracy and the market upon non-liberal societies. Draft session outline and readings available here. 15 lecture course. TROM Documentary : the reality of me. Human robot The player provides you with lots of helpful features;it remembers which video you watched and where you were in the video, it streams the videos from vimeo and the buttons to the left change the narrator's voice.

You can choose from the following two options:HUMAN - three voices with different accents.ROBOT - text readerSome may prefer the robot voice since it sounds a bit like AI, and it may give you the impression of a distant voice, analyzing the human species from distance;or some may prefer the warm, calm and sentimental voices of the human narrators with different accents which provide some diversity for such a long documentary.The language button for the website (left menu) will change the subtitle of the documentary as well if it exists, for example: if the documentary has been translated to Romanian and you choose Romanian for the website language the Romanian subtitle will be to added to the player as well. Infoon the webwebsitehelp usnoticebehind tromcontact.

The influence of e-learning on individual and collective empowerment in the public sector: An empirical study of Korean government employees | Hur. How to Use Persona Empathy Mapping. “No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care”-Theodore Roosevelt Empathy: it’s a buzzword in the UX design world. Everybody’s doing it! But what exactly are they doing? There isn’t a quick “Empathy Filter” that we can apply to our work or our team, no formula to pump out results, and no magic words to bring it forth. There is, however, a simple workshop activity that you can facilitate with stakeholders (or anyone responsible for product development, really) to build empathy for your end users.

At Cooper, we call it Persona Empathy Mapping. Empathy mapping helps us consider how other people are thinking and feeling. Image from Gamestorming. We add a twist to the technique by focusing on personas during post-synthesis workshops with our stakeholders. Sketch: Persona Empathy Mapping How does Persona Empathy Mapping help? Persona empathy mapping done on large sheets of paper. Case Study Mock-up of completed worksheet. “Wow, I’ve never thought of Dan as a real person before.” Happy learning: How innovative is a good grade? - PierreAntoine Ullmo | PierreAntoine Ullmo. Posted by Pierre Antoine Ullmo in Education Today on Jun 26th, 2014 | 0 comments Is it all about grades? Over the last few weeks, millions of students around the world have taken their final exams, desperately struggling to attain good grades and access the universities of their choice.

The Chinese Gaokao, the French Baccalauréat, the British A Level… are all symbolic of the hyper-competitive nature of our education systems. At a time where innovative learning seems to be the only solution to improve our education systems, maybe it is worth wondering why these exams are not being questioned, and for which type of innovation they stand for. Innovative learning is about instant access, individualised assessment and growing mobility. Innovation in education is full of contradiction. Powerful learning analytics are not only used to improve the way we learn, but also to improve the way we perform in exams.

Is it certainly not enough to ask how innovative a good grade is? Be a fan. Daniel Pink | NYT and WSJ Bestselling Author of Drive. Kirsti Lonka / Principal Investigator - Publications - Research database Tuhat - University of Helsinki. Learning theory: models, product and process. Photo by Antenna on Unsplash Contents: introduction · what do people think learning is? · learning as a product · learning as a process · experience · reflective thinking · making connections · committing and acting · task-conscious or acquisition learning, and learning-conscious or formalized learning · the behaviourist orientation to learning · the cognitive orientation to learning · the humanistic orientation to learning · the social/situational orientation to learning · the constructivist/social constructivist orientation to learning · further reading · references · how to cite this article See, also, What is education?

Over the last thirty years or so, ‘learning’ has become one of the most used words in the field of education. Adult education became lifelong learning; students became learners, teachers facilitators of learning; schools are now learning environments; learning outcomes are carefully monitored. There has been a similar situation in the field of education.

Taxonomies. Kurt Lewin: groups, experiential learning and action research. Contents: introduction · life · field theory · group dynamics · democracy and groups · t-groups, facilitation and experience · action research · conclusion · further reading and references · links. see, also : the groupwork pioneers series Kurt Lewin’s (1890-1947) work had a profound impact on social psychology and, more particularly for our purposes here, on our appreciation of experiential learning, group dynamics and action research. On this page we provide a very brief outline of his life and an assessment of his continuing relevance to educators. Kurt Lewin was born on September 9, 1890 in the village of Mogilno in Prussia (now part of Poland).

He was one of four children in a middle class Jewish family (his father owned a small general store and a farm). They moved to Berlin when he was aged 15 and he was enrolled in the Gymnasium. In 1909 Kurt Lewin entered the University of Frieberg to study medicine. The University of Iowa remained Kurt Lewin’s base until 1944. Gordon W. Shock.pdf. Find Internships | Class Schedule Maker | Professor Reviews | MyEdu. Gamification in Education - Learn. Theories for the digital age: Self regulated learning. LinkedIn. EdTech Themes in 2014. Eight key themes emerging from the buzz of edtech conference discussions. GUEST COLUMN | by Jennifer Corriero I recently had the opportunity to participate in conferences on educational technology including sxswEDU and DML (Digital Media and Learning).

This video blog (see above) shares eight key themes that emerged for me as points of interest in the discussions that took place that can be summarized with the following key words: 1) Playground2) Student Voice3) Entrepreneurialism4) Efficacy5) Crowd teaching6) Maker Movement7) Personalization8) Social Spaces Beyond reporting some of my observations and experiences, I have also started to think more deeply about what I see as the modern day dilemma for learners. We live in an era of increasing access to choice. Here are some of the questions on the minds of learners today: . Like this: Like Loading... Kyungsik Yoon | Royal College of Art. Research into new tools, Technics and theories 1 (March 14) Phrenology. Educational psychology. Welcome - Work Learning Research.

Catalog - Work Learning Research. Teach a man to fish - humorous alternatives.

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How learning [brain study, biology, psychology] Improve learning [current generation] Community-based participatory research. Rudolf Steiner. Maria Montessori. Maria Montessori and education. Maria Montessori. Learning Pearltress. Denis46.