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The 7 Powerful Idea Shifts In Learning Today

The 7 Powerful Idea Shifts In Learning Today
by Terry Heick, TeachThought.com : Shift_Learning: The 7 Most Powerful Idea Shifts In Learning Today So we’re taking a stand here. This is all incredibly subjective, but so are the VH1 Top 100 Hair Bands Videos and those are fun, am I right? So subjective it is. Let’s make a list. Utopian visions of learning are tempting, if for no other reason than they absolve us of accountability to create itright now, leading to nebulous romanticizing about how powerful learning could be if we just did more of X and Y. But therein lies the rub: Tomorrow’s learning is already available, and below are 7 of the most compelling and powerful trends, concepts, and resources that represent its promise. The Challenge of Implementation It’s challenging enough to manage a traditional learning environment where the curriculum is handed to you, and meetings are set, and you’re simply there to manage; adding more ingredients to the mix seems like asking for trouble. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Related:  Education

Elevernas syn på skolan Vi skickar ut ett mejl med inrapporteringslänk till samtliga kommuners skolchefer samt till kontaktpersoner som anmält sig till SKL som mottagare för utskicket. Inrapporteringen kommer att var öppen till slutet av augusti 2014 och avser elevenkäter som genomfördes under läsåret 2013/14, i årskurs 5 och 8 oavsett om enkäterna genomfördes under höst- eller vårterminen. Sveriges största elevundersökning I Öppna jämförelser – Grundskola 2014 kan 192 kommuner jämföra sig när det gäller elevernas syn på skolan och undervisningen. Sammanlagt har drygt 100000 elever i årskurs 5 och 8 svarat på frågorna och undersökningen är därmed den största i sitt slag. Indikatorerna är ett återkommande inslag i Öppna jämförelser och vi hoppas att ännu fler kommuner kommer att använda sig av frågorna i sina elevenkäter framöver. Frågorna har tagits fram av en arbetsgrupp med representanter från ett antal kommunalförbund, regionförbund och kommuner. Frågor till elever Svaralternativ

MindShift | How we will learn MindShift explores the future of learning in all its dimensions. We examine how learning is being impacted by technology, discoveries about how the brain works, poverty and inequities, social and emotional practices, assessments, digital games, design thinking and music, among many other topics. We look at how learning is evolving in the classroom and beyond.We also revisit old ideas that have come full circle in the era of the over scheduled child, such as unschooling, tinkering, playing in the woods, mindfulness, inquiry-based learning and student motivation. We report on shifts in how educators practice their craft as they apply innovative ideas to help students learn, while meeting the rigorous demands of their standards and curriculum. Contact the us by email.

The 8 Elements Project-Based Learning Must Have If you’re contemplating using Project-Based Learning or are already trying out the latest craze to hit the modern classroom, you should know about this checklist. It details if you’re actually doing it correctly. For example, does your project focus on significant content, develop 21st century skills, and engage students in in-depth inquirty (just to name a few)? If not, you might want to reconsider your PBL approach. See Also: What Is Project-Based Learning? The checklist is by the PBL masters over at BIE and they’ve outlined 8 different ‘essential elements’ that must be present in a project in order for it to be considered PBL. These elements are actually useful for even more than PBL. What do you think about this PBL Checklist? Via TeachBytes and BIE.org

Snabbkurs för Tomas Tobé och andra som inte hunnit sätta sig in i de senaste 20 årens forskning om bedömning i skolan | Skolöverstyrelsen.se Med anledning av diverse politiska utspel om fördelar med mer betyg, prov och läxor och det lättvindiga avfärdandet av kritiken mot dessa utspel, har jag tagit fram en Youtube-kurs för stressade utbildningsdebattörer. Den börjar med Skolverkets material kring värdet av en skola på vetenskaplig grund och beprövad erfarenhet. Därefter följer intervjuer och föreläsningar med några av väldens främsta forskare kring motivation, lärande och bedömning. Flera duktiga lärare och rektorer som riktat kritik mot politikernas betygsiver har lättvindigt avfärdats som betygsmotståndare (t.ex. här). Målet med kursen är att studenten ska kunna uttala sig om betyg och bedömning på ett sett som ligger i fas med forskning om motivation, lärande och bedömning och ett modernt samhälles förväntningar på skolan. 1. Skolverkets filmer om beprövad erfarenhet, vetenskaplig grund och evidens 2. Professor Carol S. Daniel Pink 3.

Education and 21st century Competencies Symposium delves on learning THE three-day national symposium titled “Education and 21st century Competencies”, kickstarted at Shangri-La’s Barr al Jissah, praised the country’s efforts in the education arena and hailed the modern techniques used in the dissemination of information to its citizens across the country. This national symposium aims to exchange knowledge and experience with the experts and specialists on the local and international levels in all that would improve the efficiency of the education system in the century. The opening ceremony was presided over by Dr Yahaya bin Mahfoudh al Mantheri, Chairman of the State Council, in the presence of Dr Madeeha bint Ahmad al Shaibaniyah, Minister of Education, and other officials. The event was also attended by a representatives from the educational processes, teachers, supervisors and managers of schools, students, parents, business owners, researchers, business leaders, academics, and members of various curricula.

Western Philosophy På jakt efter skolpolitisk fantasi | Claes Nilholms blogg Alla politiker förefaller vara överens om att den svenska skolan behöver åtgärdas. Det är inget konstigt med det, verksamheter behöver förstås utvecklas. I debatten handlar det ofta om vilka konkreta åtgärder som behöver vidtas: Tidigare betyg? Inga betyg (kan dock inte sägas i dagens debatt)? Fler skolinspektioner? Här vill jag inte så mycket diskutera konkreta åtgärder utan i stället fokusera på var man hämtar idéerna ifrån. Varifrån hämtar man då svenska politiker sina lösningar för att utveckla skolan? Den andra källan där politiska lösningar hämtas är på den internationella arenan. Det är lite konstigt att man tror att det gamla svenska skolsystemet fungerar i en förändrad värld.

Toward Systemic Educational Change: Questions from a Complex Systems Perspective www.necsi.edu New England Complex Systems Institute 238 Main Street Suite 319, Cambridge, MA 02142 Phone: 617-547-4100 Fax: 617-661-7711 Jay Lemke & Working Group 3 Collaborators (Part of Planning Documents for a National Initiative on Complex Systems in K-16 Education) I. Introduction: New Problems, New Tools, New Questions Researchers in Education and in Complex Systems Analysis have a unique opportunity to help strengthen the U.S. educational system and bring new tools for thinking to millions of Americans. This Report both highlights the prospects for a complex systems approach to educational change and invites wider participation in the next stages of formulating a research and action agenda. New conceptual approaches to the study of complex systems have been developed in the last two decades by mathematicians, physicists, chemists, biologists, and computer scientists. II. Defining the System Structural Analysis Relationships Among Subsystems and Levels Drivers for Change Modeling Methods

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently This list has been expanded into the new book, “Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind,” by Carolyn Gregoire and Scott Barry Kaufman. Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Neuroscience paints a complicated picture of creativity. And psychologically speaking, creative personality types are difficult to pin down, largely because they’re complex, paradoxical and tend to avoid habit or routine. “It’s actually hard for creative people to know themselves because the creative self is more complex than the non-creative self,” Scott Barry Kaufman, a psychologist at New York University who has spent years researching creativity, told The Huffington Post. While there’s no “typical” creative type, there are some tell-tale characteristics and behaviors of highly creative people. They daydream. They observe everything.

Who Owns the Future? by Jaron Lanier – review Jaron Lanier, groundbreaking computer scientist and infectious optimist, is concerned that we are not making the most of ourselves. In Who Owns the Future? he tellingly questions the trajectory of economic value in the information age, and argues that there has been a fundamental misstep in how capitalism has gone digital. For Lanier, late capitalism is not so much exhausted as humiliating: in an automated world, information is more important to the economy than manual labour, and yet we are expected to surrender information generated by or about ourselves – a valuable resource – for free. Information here is a broad term for any conscious intellectual, artistic, or pragmatic contribution to the production of goods, services and cultural output, but it also includes the data that we unconsciously radiate simply by exhibiting certain behavioural and consumer traits. Lanier's project is to foresee how livelihoods might be better sustained in a world in which information is king.

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