3 Knowledge Domains For The 21st Century Student Thinking in the 21st century is just different. That doesn’t mean we’re all suddenly omnipotent cyborgs, nor does it mean we’ve all become mindless social media addicts that spend our cognitive might tapping, swiping, and drooling on our smartphone and tablet screens. But just as the 19th century presented unique challenges to information processing than the 18th or 20th, the 21st century is different than the one before, or that the one that will come after. punyamishra.com recently released the following graphic that I thought was interesting, mainly in that it identified knowledge types for modern learning, settling on Foundational, Humanistic, and Meta Knowledge. 3 Knowledge Domains For The 21st Century Student 1. Digital/ICT Literacy, Core Content Knowledge, Cross-disciplinary Knowledge 2. Life/Job Skills, Ethical/Emotional Awareness, Cultural Competence 3. Creativity and Innovation, Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking, Communication and Collaboration Using This Model In Your Classroom
Evaluating Learner Autonomy: A Dynamic Model with Descriptors | SiSAL Journal Maria Giovanna Tassinari, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany Tassinari, M. G. (2012). Evaluating learner autonomy: A dynamic model with descriptors. Download paginated PDF version Abstract Every autonomous learning process should entail an evaluation of the learner’s competencies for autonomy. The model ( has been validated in several workshops with experts at the Université Nancy 2, France and at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany and tested by students, advisors and teachers. Keywords: learner autonomy, self-assessment, evaluation, awareness raising, advising, self-access What are the aims of language learning advising for learner autonomy? But how can this be tangibly achieved? The aims of this paper are to describe the dynamic model and to illustrate how it can be used in language advising. The Context and the Methodology of my Investigation The dynamic model of learner autonomy is the result of my PhD investigation.
cooperative competencies Last month I wrote a post that included a presentation on enterprise social dimensions. It was based on three different perspectives I had come across. I recognized certain patterns and put these together to create a lens that could be used to determine if a selection of enterprise social network tools covered the spectrum of performance/learning needs in a networked workplace. The presentation has been well-received and so far I have not seen a similar approach. In working with the framework, I realized that not only do the seven facets address tool requirements, but they can also be used to look at workplace competencies in the digital workplace. Both collaborative behaviours (working together for a common goal) and cooperative behaviours (sharing freely without any quid pro quo) are needed in the network era. The image below shows an initial set of competencies that focus not just on collaboration, but also cooperation.
LindyMac's Blog » Pedagogy, Andragogy, Heutagogy compared Compiled by Lindy McKeown email@example.com from: Columns 1 and 2 from Burns, R. (1995). The adult learner at work : a comprehensive guide to the context, psychology and methods of learning for the workplace (1st ed.). Chatswood, N.S.W: Business and Professional Publishing. Column 3 from Hase, S., & Kenyon, C. (2000). From andragogy to heutagogy. ultiBASE(December 2000). *Definition of capable people Stephenson, J., & Weil, S. Tags: heutagogy pedagogy andragogy This entry was posted on Friday, March 12th, 2010 at 11:13 am and is filed under Uncategorized. 6 Channels Of 21st Century Learning 6 Channels Of 21st Century Learning This post has been updated from a 2013 post by Terry Heick At TeachThought, we constantly wrestle with two big questions: How do people learn, and how can they do it better in a constantly evolving context? In pursuit, the theme of “21st century learning” often surfaces, a popular label that, while perhaps cliche, still seems to be necessary as we iterate learning models, fold in digital media resources, and incorporate constantly changing technology to an already chaotic event (i.e., learning). This has produced our 9 Characteristics of 21st Century Learning, a kind of overview we created in 2009, and our Inside-Out School model that is meant to be a kind of bridge between current school design and what’s possible moving forward. Learning Channels Above is a kind of “2.0” of the “9 Characteristics of 21st century Learning” that is framed around the idea of “learning channels.” In this model, you’ll notice 6 distinct channels. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
A Web 2.0 Class Christopher Columbus was wrong when he reported to the King and Queen that the world is round. In fact, the world is flat and so are many of our classrooms in this great nation. For years, students learned within the parameters of a building, which then separated them into rooms. Students would attend class daily and the teacher would present the daily lesson. This is how a school day has progressed for years. And in many US classrooms, it still does. Students in Van Meter, Iowa, Burlington, Massachusetts, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are experiencing education in a new room. A Flat Classroom Led by the efforts and collaboration of Patrick Larkin (1) , Principal of Burlington High School (2) , Shannon Miller (3) , Librarian at Van Meter High School (4) , and William Brannick (5) , Principal of Monsignor Bonner (6) & Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School (7) these three schools are collaborating weekly through various technology mediums. Last year Mrs. The Virtual Classroom Mr.
How The Pros Do It: Avoiding Embarrassment & Delivering Perfect Presentations Ah! The presentation. Some of us love them. Some of us hate them. But no matter what, we all usually have to give them at one point or another, whether in school, work or even just for enjoyment (see Get Inspired With TED’s Top 20 Most Watched Videos [Stuff to Watch]). Public speaking and presentations is an art though – have you ever sat through a horrendous talk? Research & Content Organization Thorough research is essential (like everything mentioned in this piece) to a successful presentation. Create a plan of action.Gather all your research into one place.Be open to where you acquire your research.Backup, backup, backup.Browse the web safely.Organize your files.Save two copies: one for editing, one for presenting. Read more about how to conquer your next research project the easy way. Content organization can be organizing your physical files (which is essential), but it can also mean how you organize what you are presenting to your audience. Create An Outline Know Your Audience Phew!
25 Top Concept-Mapping Tools For Visual Learning Concept-mapping–or mind-mapping, idea-mapping, or some other variation that makes sense to you–is the practice of demonstrating the relationship between ideas in a map-like form. Concept-mapping allows creators to articulate nuance, context, and interdependence between ideas in a very user-centered way. This makes them especially useful in education, whether you use them for pre-writing, research notes, or “back-mapping” a unit or unit assessment. They encourage macro-thinking, can provide a bridge to struggling writers who have trouble turning their thinking into prose, and are a powerful tool for visual learning. In short, a well-done concept-map communicates the full context and nuance of an idea cleanly and visually, which can lead to other more in-depth study, such as extended research, expository writing, Socratic discussions, and other “academic actions” and literacy strategies.
What Tests Actually Measure What Tests Actually Measure by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education We interrupt this general look at test validity to comment on very important educational research that was just made public (though the news of the findings was made known a few months ago on the APA website). In an exhaustive study that used MCAS test scores from Massachusetts and various tests of cognition (related to working memory, processing speed and fluent reasoning) researchers from Harvard, Brown & MIT examined the relationship between achievement in school as measured on standardized tests and student cognition. We already knew that these cognitive skills are fundamental in advancing or inhibiting intellectual achievement generally and school achievement specifically: These maturing mental abilities are thought to broadly underpin learning and cognitive skills. Given that results on tests of cognition predict achievement, might it work in the other direction? And so: what did the researchers find?
Bloom’s Taxonomy: Bloomin’ Peacock Tomorrow I am doing a training on the Treasures Supplement that I created over the summer. Most of the supplemental suggestions fall into the bottom two tiers of Bloom’s Taxonomy (Remember and Understand). I want to show teachers that just because these activities help students practice basic skills and remember and understand, there are SO many more options that will reach the higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy! I created the Bloomin’ Peacock to show teachers the Blooms Taxonomy break down and the Bloomin’ digital Peacock that shows how the digital tools in the supplement break down. Below are the tools listed in my Bloomin’ Digital Peacock Bloomin' Digital Peacock Remember: BBC Skillwise- Spelling City- Starfall- Discovery Streaming- Lexipedia- YouTube- Gamegoo- PBS Kids- Apply:
Email Subjects: Specific vs. Vague What type of email subject gets your attention? This week I deleted 1226 messages from my email inbox. Viewing their subject lines, I was reminded of what typically makes me read a message: specificity--something specific in the subject. These are specific email subjects from my inbox: How to transition to the virtual classroom - an E-book [from a company called NetSpeed Learning Solutions] 2012 Global Ebook Awards Now Open for Submissions [from Dan Poynter, Para Publishing] The Reader - Expanding rail in Seattle [from our mayor] The Reader - Important update on budget priorities [another example from the mayor] The specific subjects offer me something. Compare these vague subject lines: Announcement from XYZ Company [I have disguised the company name] Digest Number 603 [from a professional organization, listing a job opening] Digest Number 605 [from the same association, listing a job opening] Your Confirmation [from a hotel] Those, I ignore. The "Digests" each list one job opening.
5 Cool Content Curation Tools for Social Marketers In the age of Information, the ability to “curate,” or gather and arrange content, becomes one of the most important skills you can have. After all, the information is out there for everyone to see. What makes you stand out from the crowd is how you locate and present it. This process can be a grueling one if you go at it alone. That’s why the smart content curator will find tools to make their job easier in siphoning the best material off the top of the web, and presenting it in the purest and most palatable of forms. Here are five such tools that will allow savvy social marketers to make it happen. 1. The Scoop.it service allows you to search through a series of niche magazines on the web. What I really like about Scoop.it is how it lets you view the collections gathered by other people who share an interest in your topic. 2. Pinterest is not only one of the leading social networks, it is one of the best tools around for image curators. 3. 4. 5. Connect: Authored by: Mike Allton