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I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate

I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate

The c MOOC as knowledge ecologies Thanks to Stephen Downes for the reference to Dr. Mohamed Amine Chatti’s Knowledge Management: A Personal Knowledge Network Perspective. Here are some abstracts that I would like to quote: Knowledge ecologies are thus self-controlled and self-contained entities. Knowledge ecologies lacked a shared repertoire and are thus open and distributed knowledge domains.The result of participation in a knowledge ecology is a restructuring of one’s PKN, a reframing of one’s theories-in-use and an extension of one’s external network with new tacit and explicit knowledge nodes; i.e. people and information (external level)Knowledge ecology is a more general concept than intensional networks.In essence, a knowledge ecology is a complex adaptive system that emerges from the bottom-up connection of PKNs. That is a wonderful analysis of knowledge ecology, with a model of Knowledge Management based on Personal Knowledge Network perspective. Here I have elaborated such a configuration in my previous post:

Music - The Garden Within by Richard Maddock 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.

Why Adele's 'Someone Like You' Makes Everyone Cry 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.

Girls’ Generation adds second night in S’pore | Singapore Showbiz Girls Generation will be performing in Singapore on 9 December. (Photo courtesy of Running Into the Sun) UPDATE (1 Nov) After tickets for their first Singapore concert sold out in less than four hours, organisers have added a second date for the K-pop supergroup Girls' Generation Tour. The second gig will take place on December 10, one day after their original concert date, also at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. [SLIDESHOW: Girls' Generation sizzle on stage] Organisers Running Into the Sun said they were responding to the overwhelming response by fans and several requests for a second night to be added. 5,500 tickets for the first night were snapped up in less than 4 hours on Saturday by preferred priority customers, even before tickets were supposed to go on sale for the public today, 1st November. The upcoming concert of Girls' Generation, who are also known as SNSD, will cost an estimated S$1.8 million, the most expensive production among all K-Pop concerts held in Singapore.

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

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.

Patterns: Learning, Thinking, Creating By Kevin Washburn, on January 10th, 2012 It seems contradictory. The brain seeks and sees patterns, but when asked to find patterns, many people become uneasy. Patterns and the Brain “Patterns” was a major theme at the November Learning and the Brain Conference in Boston. Patterns are the cement of memory. Patterns and Teaching While interesting or even good to know, what do these research-based conclusions about patterns mean for education? Students need to learn how to dig deep and recognize patterns. Searching for and identifying patterns across disciplines should be a common classroom practice. An increased, intentional focus on patterns provides us with a way to 1) make material more interesting and memorable for the brain, 2) better equip students for critical thinking, and 3) open the door to creative thinking much more widely. References Images

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.

Project Based Learning Resources (image from education-world.com) Project Based Learning (PBL) is a great way to teach students content, 21st century skills, and engage them in something fun and educational. I spoke more about PBL in an earlier blog ( and we had some great reader comments (Tech&Learning, May 2009, page 14). First of all, PBL can be used in any classroom, in any subject, at any grade level. PBL does take planning. For instance, I teach physics and developed a project for my classes on structures and stress and strain. Another example of PBL is having the students research a topic and present it to the rest of the class through a multimedia presentation, website, or poster. Start small. Another idea for projects is to look at your school or community and see what they need. An idea I got from my wife (a Biology Education student) is to have students create a lesson for other students about a topic. Some web resources to get you started:

Why 21st century skills are not that 21st century Whenever I hear anyone talk about preparing students for the 21st century, I am always sceptical. Partly this is because it is never made clear exactly what is so different about the 21st century that requires such different preparation. For the American organisation Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21), which is sponsored by a number of multinational corporations, the four important 21st century skills are ‘critical thinking and problem solving; communication, collaboration; and creativity and innovation.’[i] For the Royal Society of Arts, the skills that are needed for the future are: ‘citizenship, learning, managing information, relating to people and managing situations’.[ii] For Sir Ken Robinson, in the 21st century people need to be able to ‘adapt, see connections, innovate, communicate and work with others’. And that is where my real problem with the concept of 21st century education lies. As Kirschner, Sweller and Clark put it. [vii] Kirschner, P. Like this: Like Loading...

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