Howard Gardner - Harvard University Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He also holds positions as Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Harvard University and Senior Director of Harvard Project Zero. Among numerous honors, Gardner received a MacArthur Prize Fellowship in 1981. He has received honorary degrees from thirty-one colleges and universities, including institutions in Bulgaria, Chile, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, South Korea, and Spain. Gardner received the Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences in 2011, and in 2015, he was awarded with the Brock International Prize in Education.
The Pomodoro Technique® - Time Management Skills From MindTools.com Staying Focused Throughout the Day © iStockphotoCsondy After four "pomodori," you've earned yourself a good break! Do you find that your productivity fluctuates from one day to the next? Why are we still talking about learning styles? “It’s kinaesthetic so it’s good.” Whilst dipping one of McVities’ finest chocolate digestives into a cup of tea during an after school CPD session the other week, a senior member of staff dropped this comment into the discussion. I paused, looked around the room for another sane being, and let out a “sigh” as half of my biscuit tumbled into the teacup with a splash. At this point, ten minutes into an hour-long training session, my ever diminishing will to live was languishing, alongside the remains of my biscuit, at the bottom of a murky-looking cup of tepid tea.
Instructional Design Models Instructional Design Models Models, like myths and metaphors, help us to make sense of our world. Whether derived from whim or from serious research, a model offers its user a means of comprehending an otherwise incomprehensible problem. An instructional design model gives structure and meaning to an I.D. problem, enabling the would-be designer to negotiate her design task with a semblance of conscious understanding. Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This… Then… It is the responsibility of all educators to model good digital citizenship for their students. Especially when it comes to copyright, plagiarism and intellectual property. The waters are murky. Not being familiar with online digital rights and responsibilities (hey, teachers did not grow up with the Internet being around), educators are wading through uncharted waters (hey, I did not know that I could not just google an image to use.
Why Walking Helps Us Think In Vogue’s 1969 Christmas issue, Vladimir Nabokov offered some advice for teaching James Joyce’s “Ulysses”: “Instead of perpetuating the pretentious nonsense of Homeric, chromatic, and visceral chapter headings, instructors should prepare maps of Dublin with Bloom’s and Stephen’s intertwining itineraries clearly traced.” He drew a charming one himself. Several decades later, a Boston College English professor named Joseph Nugent and his colleagues put together an annotated Google map that shadows Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom step by step.
PLOS Medicine: Why Most Published Research Findings Are False Abstract Summary There is increasing concern that most current published research findings are false. The probability that a research claim is true may depend on study power and bias, the number of other studies on the same question, and, importantly, the ratio of true to no relationships among the relationships probed in each scientific field. Universal Design for Learning: Online Tutorial Presuming Competence By Design • A Tutorial for Systems, Environment, Curricular, and Materials Design in Learning Systems Requirements While there are many ideas and concepts that translate from classroom practice to online practice (yes, good objectives and multimodal presentations and flexible assessments are important in all environments), there may be some things that are different or that can be done differently in online environments. This section focuses on suggestions specific to online learning in major areas and provides examples of what others have done in their settings. Select from below to learn more: Universally-Designed Learning Goals and Objectives (the most important content you will read in this tutorial)