In 1936 Graham Wallas, co-founder of the London School of Economics, published The Art of Thought, outlining the four stages of the creative process. This pre-dates, by at least a decade, James Webb’s A Technique for Producing Ideas. Wallas’s model “is still the most common explanation of how insight works. If you do any exploration into the field of insight, you can’t go far without bumping into Wallas, who is the epitome of a British freethinking intellectual,” writes Gary Klein in Seeing What Others Don’t: The Remarkable Ways We Gain Insights. The Remarkable Ways We Gain Insights
What is the fastest way to learn a foreign language? a problem with 'don't speak your own language with your child' is also when the parent isn't fluent in the language of the country they live in* it seems it's way better if a child speaks one (grammatically correct) language at home and another at school, than to learn a garbled language at home. children are perfectly capable of growing up bi-lingual, without mixing up those languages. but teach them a mangled and incorrect language at home and they will have a great problem getting the whole concept of grammar-rules. living in the netherlands i just can't imagine how it's like to only speak 1 language. that's for kids. english is mandatory in every highschool (together with math and dutch), and french and german are very common. i think that maybe a problem for those native english-speakers is 'if you start learning something you think it's easy, but then you start to find out how much you don't know and it seems an unsurmountable challenge'.
The Art of Science Learning Credit: Epsos.de Ms. Johnson’s 8th graders are gathering for art class. They collect their pastels and charcoals, their graphite sticks and Strathmore sketchpads. But today, instead of the fake-fruit basket that’s been collecting dust since summertime, Ms.
8 Reasons Young Americans Don't Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance The ruling elite has created social institutions that have subdued young Americans and broken their spirit of resistance.Bruce E. LevineAlterNet Traditionally, young people have energized democratic movements. So it is a major coup for the ruling elite to have created societal institutions that have subdued young Americans and broken their spirit of resistance to domination.
One might argue that the skill of critical thinking is the sum of the goal of higher education. I certainly take that view. On the other hand- we don't really have a good definition of exactly what comprises critical thinking. Without a concise definition, it is difficult to answer the question (see the last paragraph below). educational psychology - Can critical thinking be taught? - Cognitive Sciences Beta - Stack Exchange
La gamification de l'enseignement produit des premiers résultats, notamment aux États-Unis. Permettant de penser autrement les programmes scolaires, en intégrant - modérément - la culture du jeu vidéo. Mais pas en France. Où les derniers travaux sur la présence du numérique dans les écoles trahissent des lacunes criantes. Des écoles game over
EdTech: 100 Tech Tools for Teachers and Students This post is #12 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category. Total items listed: 104. Time to compile: 8+ hours. Follow @DailyTekk on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss a week!
Pourquoi j'ai signé le manifeste des dépouillés. septembre 2011 Les moyens La démocratisation Les contenus L'évolution des contenus Si on rêvait évacuons tout de suite la question des avantages de la profession : On achève bien les profs Document sans-titre
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Vendredi 16 septembre, nous recevons Jane McGonigal, game designer et spécialiste des jeux vidéo, dans le cadre des rencontres RSLN. Elle viendra nous raconter « comment le jeu vidéo va changer le monde ». La rencontre est ouverte à tous, il vous suffit de vous inscrire ici ! En attendant, nous vous proposons un nouveau débat, autour des jeux vidéo. Des salles de classe en passant par les réunions de travail, les médias ou les institutions culturelles, les jeux vidéo quittent petit à petit les écrans et sont de plus en plus utilisés comme outils pédagogiques. REGARDS SUR LE NUMERIQUE: Blog - Les jeux vidéo permettent-ils de mieux apprendre ? RSLNmag est édité par Microsoft et se consacre à l’analyse et au décryptage du monde numérique..
How would students rethink education? The list may surprise. Ed. Note: Wonderful post. Student voice. - C.J. Westerberg
Why Early Childhood Education Matters - Education As education dollars shrink, states are grappling with whether to eliminate preschool. Do we fund early childhood education now, or pay more later? As school bells rang for the first time this fall, thousands of preschoolers were left on the sidelines because state funding cuts forced their classrooms to close. And the sad fact is that most of these young children left behind by budget cuts will never catch up to their classmates. Why do early learning programs matter? Advances in brain research show that children are born learning, and that their first years of life impact the success they experience later in school.
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.
OLPC Memo 5: Education and Psychology Marvin Minsky 22 January 2009 What goals do we want our schools to achieve? Most parents agree that their children should learn about History, Language, Science and Math, and get some instruction in Health, Sports, and Art. Most parents also want their children taught to behave in what they regard to be civilized ways. The Concept of a General Education
Salman Khan has taken a simple idea, YouTube videos that explain math, and transformed it into the future of education. I’m just going to come out and say it: the Khan Academy is the best thing that has happened to education since Socrates. The brainchild of Salman Khan, the Khan Academy became famous by teaching simple math lessons for free through over 2000 YouTube videos. Yes, The Khan Academy IS the Future of Education (video
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