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Shifting From Pedagogy To Heutagogy In Education. The Definition Of Heutagogy & Self-Determined Learning by Stewart Hase and Chris Kenyon.

Shifting From Pedagogy To Heutagogy In Education

14 Brilliant Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers. 14 Brilliant Bloom’s Taxonomy Posters For Teachers by TeachThought Staff Bloom’s Taxonomy is a useful tool for assessment design, but using it only for that function is like using a race car to go to the grocery–a huge waste of potential.

14 Brilliant Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers

In an upcoming post we’re going to look at better use of Bloom’s taxonomy in the classroom, but during research for that post it became interesting how many variations there are of the original work. While a handful of the charts below only show aesthetic changes compared to others, most are concept maps of sorts–with graphic design that signifies extended function (power verbs), detail (clear explanations), or features of some sort (Bloom’s Taxonomy tasks by level). The follow simple, student-centered Bloom’s graphics were created by helloliteracy!

The following “Bloom’s pinwheel” comes from Kelly Tenkley and ilearntechnology.com: Real Learning is a Creative Process. Those who have studied successful skill mastery describe a common process that is followed, one that requires practice, effort, patience, experimentation and deep concentration.

Real Learning is a Creative Process

This is as true for basketball, chemistry and guitar playing as it is for cooking, painting, karate, engineering, parenting and brain surgery. Take the example of language learning. All children are born with the natural ability to learn new languages, they have brains that we might compare to language learning “hardware” in a computer. Over time they master the language of those who surround them, what we might compare to software. But this is where the similarity between computers and humans ends.

With a computer you simply transfer the data from one location to another. The 5 Minds of Learners. Chia Suan Chong: A trip down the memory lane of methodology. Chia Suan Chong: A trip down the memory lane of methodology Submitted by Paul Braddock on 1 September, 2012 - 13:00 Date : 29th November 2012 Time : 8pm UK time ( check what time this is in your country ) Watch a recording of the webinar : click on the link below to watch a recording of Chia's webinar Theme : As we walk down the memory lane of English language teaching, we can see a correlation between the trends in the most popular language acquisition theories of its time, and the application of such assumptions into the language classroom.

Chia Suan Chong: A trip down the memory lane of methodology

Since the late 1960's, we've seen Hymes refute the focus on grammatical competence, highlighting instead the importance of communicative competence. About the speaker: Chia Suan Chong is a general and business English teacher and also runs teacher training courses such as the CELTA and the Cert IBET, in addition to cultural training courses. Printer-friendly version. Language Teaching Methodology.

This is language teaching methodology as modeled by Richards and Rogers (2001).

Language Teaching Methodology

From a language teaching perspective, Richards and Rogers (2001) identified three principles in explaining the concept of methodology. These are: i. Approach ii. Design iii. ESL Learning Styles: 9 Ways to Teach Tactile-Kinesthetic Learners. ESL Learning Styles: 9 Ways to Teach Visual Learners. See it, Hear it, Do it: ESL Activities to Teach to the Seven Different Learning Styles. What Are Language Learning Styles and How Can You Make Sure Your Students Have Them? Bloomin' Apps. What is UbD™?

Understanding by Design® (UbD™) is a framework for improving student achievement.

What is UbD™?

Emphasizing the teacher's critical role as a designer of student learning, UbD™ works within the standards-driven curriculum to help teachers clarify learning goals, devise revealing assessments of student understanding, and craft effective and engaging learning activities. Developed by nationally recognized educators Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe, and published by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), Understanding by Design® is based on the following key ideas: A primary goal of education should be the development and deepening of student understanding. Students reveal their understanding most effectively when they are provided with complex, authentic opportunities to explain, interpret, apply, shift perspective, empathize, and self-assess.

Understanding by Design. Understanding by Design, or UbD, is a tool utilized for educational planning focused on "teaching for understanding" advocated by Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins in their Understanding by Design (1998), published by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.[1][2] The emphasis of UbD is on "backward design", the practice of looking at the outcomes in order to design curriculum units, performance assessments, and classroom instruction.[3] "Understanding by Design" and "UbD" are registered trademarks of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development ("ASCD").

Understanding by Design

According to Wiggins, "The potential of UbD for curricular improvement has struck a chord in American education. Over 250,000 educators own the book. Over 30,000 Handbooks are in use. More than 150 University education classes use the book as a text Backward design[edit] NICK'S SITE. Costco Connection - August 2012 - Page 32-33. What is learning? Theories of Learning. Change Magazine - September-October 2010. By Cedar Riener and Daniel Willingham There is no credible evidence that learning styles exist.

Change Magazine - September-October 2010

While we will elaborate on this assertion, it is important to counteract the real harm that may be done by equivocating on the matter. In what follows, we will begin by defining “learning styles”; then we will address the claims made by those who believe that they exist, in the process acknowledging what we consider the valid claims of learning-styles theorists. But in separating the wheat from the pseudoscientific chaff in learning-styles theory, we will make clear that the wheat is contained in other educational approaches as well. Recycling Kolb.