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Learning, education and community

Learning, education and community
Featured What is education? A definition and discussion. Is education different from schooling? In this piece Mark K Smith explores the meaning of education and suggests it is a process of inviting truth and possibility. It can be defined as the wise, hopeful and respectful cultivation of learning undertaken in the belief that all should have the chance to share in life. Serious and organised crime toolkit. understand why young people get involved in serious and organised crimeunderstand how organised criminals operatespot risks and identify when young people need supporthelp young people at risk to access the support they need The toolkit can be used as the basis for interactive sessions with young people, aged 11-18. The impact of austerity on schools and children’s education and well-being. New in the archives: Community participation, community development and non-formal education. New in the archives: Radical community education. Explore Check out what’s new.

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Dumbing Us Down - The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling 1. Confusion: I teach too much, and everything that I teach is out of context. The orbiting of planets, the law of large numbers, slavery, adjectives, architectural drawing, dance, assemblies, etc. Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions This process explicitly validates all students’ intellectual abilities.– High School History Teacher, New York The reasons behind their questions often bowl me over with their sincerity, the fact that [they] really want to know the answers because it’s important to them, or they feel it would be important for others to know.– 4th Grade Teacher, Chicago The ability to produce questions, improve questions and prioritize questions may be one of the most important—yet too often overlooked—skills that a student can acquire in their formal education. Strong critical thinking is often grounded in the questions we ask.

How to Manage Your Smartest, Strangest Employee - Jeff Stibel by Jeff Stibel | 11:00 AM July 16, 2012 There is a brilliant and highly accomplished engineer in my company who has managed to break the coffee machine, the toaster and so many other appliances in the company kitchen that we’re considering giving his trail of broken appliances their own line item in the budget. Apparently making toast is more challenging than the complex algorithms he works with every day. Such is often the case with the uber-talented… with genius comes quirkiness. The same personality traits that make them brilliant can also make them quirky and sometimes disruptive. Resource-Based Learning Lisa Campbell, Paula Flageolle, Shann Griffith, Catherine Wojcik Department of Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology, University of Georgia Review of Resource-Based Learning Introduction Scenario Mr.

Learn.Unlearn.Relearn.: April 2015 From when I was young, I remember a conversation between my Dad and my Uncle Keith. Uncle Keith worked for the navy in a job which involved the use of computers in their early form. Dad was pointing out how easy these computers must make it for Keith to do his job these days, and in response Keith just sighed and shook his head sadly, "Naaaa, not really, all that happens now is that I'm given even more to do, and expected to do it better and faster." This is the crux of my 'content explosion theory'. In my day at school, producing a project of some sort would require quite a bit of handwriting, drawing, colouring, cutting and sticking.

Aiming for the Young Crowd, Google Pitches a Google+ Summer Camp - Mike Isaac - Social Kids driving you nuts, now that school is out? Google announced an online summer camp on Monday, a collaboration with Make magazine that matches teens with maker-movement celebrities through the Google+ social network. Using the company’s Hangouts video group chat tool, kids age 13 through 18 can watch makers create projects online, many of which are composed of stuff lying around the house (think Mentos and erupting Coke bottles).

How to do Assessment › Assessment Primer › Assessment › University of Connecticut Assessment to improve learning focuses on how well students are learning what we intend them to learn. By establishing learning objectives, assessment methods are used to measure selected learning outcomes to see whether or not the objectives have been met for the course or program. Ways of gathering evidence (Assessing Student Learning: A common sense guide by Suskie 2004 and Assessing for Learning: Building a sustainable commitment across the institution by Maki 2004) A summary of Direct Assessment Techniques (2 page A summary of Indirect Assessment Techniques (2 page

Code Hunt Share: Website: codehunt.comDescription: A superb game where children must use their knowledge of coding to progress through the levels. There are two programming languages to choose from and tutorials at every step of the way.Category: Digital & Web Tools > Computer Game Builders & Programming Other Links in This Section MicroBit