English Language Learning and Technology Review: Review of Dr. Howard Gardner on Multiple Intelligences Big Thinkers: Howard Gardner on Multiple Intelligences Edutopia revisits its 1997 interview with the Harvard University professor about multiple intelligences and new forms of assessment. Release Date: 12/01/1997 Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. He has written twenty books and hundreds of articles and is best known for his theory of multiple intelligences, which holds that intelligence goes far beyond the traditional verbal/linguistic and logical/mathematical measurements. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 1. We have schools because we hope that someday when children have left schools that they will still be able to use what it is that they've learned. 2. 3. The idea of multiple intelligences comes out of psychology. If we all had exactly the same kind of mind and there was only one kind of intelligence, then we could teach everybody the same thing in the same way and assess them in the same way and that would be fair. 4. 5. Let's take the area of science. 6. 7. Let's get real. 8.
Digital Differentiation Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate learning experiences that address the diverse learning needs of all students and help them develop 21st Century Skills. At it's most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand and use information. When combined with student-driven learning experiences fueled by Essential Questions offering flexible learning paths, it can be the ticket to success. Here is a closer look at three components of effectively using technology as a tool for digital differentiation. Note: The interactive graphics you see below have been updated. The goal is to design student-driven learning experiences that are fueled by standards-based Essential Questions and facilitated by digital tools to provide students with flexible learning paths. Essential Questions: Student-driven learning experiences should be driven by standards-based Essential Questions. Teacher Facilitated Learning Experiences:
Striving for Higher-Order Thinking and Depth of Knowledge A little over a year ago, I read Higher-order thinking is the exception rather than the norm for most classrooms on Scott McLeod's blog, Dangerously Irrelevant, and have been mulling it over, wondering if our school district is any different. Over the past year, our teachers periodically collect data with their teams on the types of questions/tasks they ask students. One teacher records teacher questions and the other records student responses on a shared Google Doc; then teams sort through their own data, plotting teacher questions by Bloom's Revised Taxonomy, and student responses to those questions/tasks with Webb's Depth of Knowledge (DOK). The 2012-2013 data showed we were not very different from other districts; therefore, our teams set their own goals for higher-order thinking and depth of knowledge. Why should we strive for DOK Levels 3 and 4? Depth of Knowledge (DOK) is about the cognitive complexity of thinking. What does DOK Level 3 look like? Raise Awareness of DOK Level 3
Helen Timperley: Lärares professionella lärande och utveckling Helen Timperley är professor vid universitetet i Aukland på Nya Zeeland. På väg hem från konferensen Stockholm Summit 2012 gjorde Timperley ett stopp i Malmö hos FoU Malmö-Utbildning. Helen Timperleys forskningsområde är främjandet och organiserandet av lärares professionella lärande och utveckling – i syfte att förbättra elevernas lärande och utveckling. Hos FoU Malmö-utbildning höll Timperley i två seminarier för skolledare och de lärare som har en nyckelfunktion när det gäller skolornas utvecklingsarbete i Malmös olika förvaltningar. Lärares kompetensutveckling lösningen för skolan? Timperley inleder med att lärares professionella utveckling ofta framhålls som ett universalmedel för att förbättra skolan. – Det finns tusentals studier och artiklar kring lärares kompetensutveckling – men effekten av kompetensutvecklingen i de flesta fall slutar just hos läraren, säger Timperley och fortsätter. Lärare behöver arbeta annorlunda! Vad gör skillnad för eleverna? Lärarens motivationsfaktor!
Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age December 12, 2004 George Siemens Update (April 5, 2005): I've added a website to explore this concept at www.connectivism.ca Introduction Behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism are the three broad learning theories most often utilized in the creation of instructional environments. Learners as little as forty years ago would complete the required schooling and enter a career that would often last a lifetime. “One of the most persuasive factors is the shrinking half-life of knowledge. Some significant trends in learning: Many learners will move into a variety of different, possibly unrelated fields over the course of their lifetime. Background Driscoll (2000) defines learning as “a persisting change in human performance or performance potential…[which] must come about as a result of the learner’s experience and interaction with the world” (p.11). Driscoll (2000, p14-17) explores some of the complexities of defining learning. Conclusion:
Power Points Directions for Adding Music to Power Points: 1. Save the song from the CD on your computer (you might already have done this if the song is in My Music) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Your music should play now when you view the slide show. Bloom's, The 21st Century Version So much have been written about Bloom’s taxonomy; one click in a search engine will flood your page with hundreds of articles all of which revolve around this taxonomy. Only few are those who have tried to customize it to fit in the 21st century educational paradigm. As a fan of Bloom’s pedagogy and being a classroom practitioner, I always look for new ways to improve my learning and teaching, and honestly speaking , if you are a teacher/ educator and still do not understand Bloom’s taxonomy then you are missing out on a great educational resource. The following article is a summary and a fruit of my long painstaking research in the field of Bloom’s taxonomy. Bloom’s taxonomy of learning as Wikipedia has put it is “ a classification of learning objectives within education proposed in 1956 by a committee of educators chaired by Benjamin Bloom ”. 1 – The cognitive : The intellectual or knowledge based domain consisted of 6 levels . Let us now go through the different domains stated here.
4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers According to Indiana University Bloomington, Inquiry-based learning is an “instructional model that centers learning on a solving a particular problem or answering a central question. There are several different inquiry-based learning models, but most have several general elements in common: Learning focuses around a meaningful, ill-structured problem that demands consideration of diverse perspectivesAcademic content-learning occurs as a natural part of the process as students work towards finding solutionsLearners, working collaboratively, assume an active role in the learning processTeachers provide learners with learning supports and rich multiple media sources of information to assist students in successfully finding solutionsLearners share and defend solutions publicly in some manner” The process itself can be broken down into stages, or phases, that help teachers frame instruction. 4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers 1. Student-to-material. 2. 3. 4.
Growth mindset i våra skolor | Janna Scheéle Aldrig har väl skola, lärare och undervisning varit så mycket i fokus som nu. I sociala medier är debatten glödhet. Det pratas oerhört mycket om betyg och bedömning, som om det vore skolans huvuduppdrag. Samtidigt presenteras larmrapporter om att barn och elever är väldigt stressade över och under sin skolgång (t.ex. Hur kommer vi bort från den här stressen? Jag har under de senaste åren tagit del av Carol Dwecks forskning kring olika mindsets. Ett mindset skulle kunna översättas till förhållningssätt, tankesätt eller synsätt. Fixed mindset innbär att man ser intelligens som något fast, ramen för hur mycket man kan utvecklas är låst. Carol Dweck beskriver skillnaden såhär: In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. Källa: Carol Dwecks forskning visar att det är den återkopplling barn får som styr vilket typ av mindset de utvecklar. /Janna
Awesome Chart on " Pedagogy Vs Andragogy " Adult learning is a vast area of educational research and probably one of the most complicated. Adults learn differently and have different strategies in learning. Adults Learning Theory and Principles explain in details these strategies and sheds more light on how adults cultivate knowledge. Talking about adult learning brings us to the concept of Andragogy. Adults are internally motivated and self-directedAdults bring life experiences and knowledge to learning experiencesAdults are goal orientedAdults are relevancy orientedAdults are practicalAdult learners like to be respected Tom Whitby wrote this great article " Pedagogy Vs Andragogy " in which he argued for using these same principles of adults learning in kids learning.