Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre Approaches to learning describe what students do when they go about learning and why they do it. The basic distinction is between a deep approach to learning, where students are aiming towards understanding, and a surface approach to learning, where they are aiming to reproduce material in a test or exam rather than actually understand it. This theory is explored further in Tool 3 of education theories on learning by Jenni Case (2008).
Michael Fullan’s Topic Videos: Speed of Quality Change Take-a-Ways: People need to be excited about change. If they are excited and bought in, change can happen more quickly. The members are excited because they can see how the change will make a difference.For change to take place, two things need to happen: Recognize the depth of the problemHave a glimpse of the way out and forward The glimpse include: what works, evidence, small victoriesMembers need to see small examples of the success from the change early. Crowdsourcing teaching I’ve just finished re-reading Jeff Howe’s 2008 book Crowdsourcing. It struck me as I reached the end of the book that many of today’s digital natives will become tomorrow’s teachers. The question then becomes what impact or influence will digital natives have on shaping the role of teachers and the nature of teaching.
Snapshot of a Deeper Learning Classroom: Aligning TED Talks to the Four Cs Edutopia is pleased to premiere the first blog in a new series designed to showcase compelling examples of how students are developing 21st century skills through a deeper-level of learning. Through this blog series, we hope to increase awareness and encourage replication of successful models. Chris Anderson, TED curator. (Photo credit: Pierre Omidyar via Wikimedia Commons) As many of my readers know, this year I have been dedicated to using the 21st Century four Cs. The four Cs are a rubric of sorts that help align lessons to more reality-based learning and assessing. Michael Fullan’s Topic Videos: The New Pedagogy 1. Fullan stated that pedagogy was the drawing out learning. I have always been told pedagogy was the art of teaching and the science have how we teach so that students learn. I quite like those definitions.
Is Flipped Learning Really that Effective? You Might Be Surprised - Getting Smart by Dave Guymon - 21stedchat, edchat, flipchat, flipclass, flippedlearning The results on flipped learning are in. And regardless of who you ask, the response you will most likely get is an overwhelmingly positive endorsement of this time-shifted approach to classroom instruction and learning. This finding results from Speak Up 2013 National Research Project Findings: A second year review of flipped learning, a white paper recently released by Project Tomorrow in conjunction with the Flipped Learning Network. In the fall of 2013, over 403,000 students, parents, teachers, and administrators were administered the 11th annual Speak Up online surveys asking them questions about their feelings on flipped learning and the use of videos in the classroom. The general consensus among all groups of participants is that flipped learning can be a valuable and innovative instructional strategy.
L Houle's Wiki - NO Registration Necessary Updated April 2016 When working with K-8 students we must be concerned for students' privacy and anonymity. Most Web 2.0 sites require registration or allow teachers to set up class accounts. These extra steps to set up educational accounts takes time that's hard to locate in your busy day. Surely too a majority of us are tired of remembering are own usernames and passwords let alone keeping track of those of our students.
20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills Widely understood to be essential to success in the workplace and modern life, digital literacy is beginning to emerge as a necessary component of curricula across the globe. As current undergraduates have never known a life without the internet, it’s only natural that universities should nurture their familiarity with technology, encouraging its use in teaching and learning. Instructors should also be prepared to offer guidance on what students aren’t as familiar with–turning their technical skills into skills for lifelong learning and employability. But where does one begin? Teaching digital literacy is about more than just integrating technology into lesson plans; it’s about using technology to understand and enhance modern communication, to locate oneself in digital space, to manage knowledge and experience in the Age of Information.
30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028 30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028 by Terry Heick Technology is changing at a rapid pace, so much so that it’s challenging to grasp. While there is little uniformity in technology, there are some trends worth noting that have spurred tangent innovation, including speed (a shift from dial-up top broad band), size (from huge computers to small handheld devices), and connectivity (through always-on apps and social media). ePortfolios - Overview - ePortfolios with GoogleApps What is an ePortfolio? An ePortfolio (electronic portfolio) is an electronic collection of evidence that shows your learning journey over time. Portfolios can relate to specific academic fields or your lifelong learning.
There’s no app for good teaching 8 ways to think about tech in ways that actually improve the classroom. Bringing technology into the classroom often winds up an awkward mash-up between the laws of Murphy and Moore: What can go wrong, will — only faster. It’s a multi-headed challenge: Teachers need to connect with classrooms filled with distinct individuals. We all want learning to be intrinsically motivated and mindful, yet we want kids to test well and respond to bribes (er, extrinsic rewards).
5 Priorities For Transformative Schools 5 Priorities For Transformative Schools by Thom Markham Imagine this scenario. All 50 states approve the Common Core State Standards and, in an unprecedented burst of transnational cooperation, 50 other countries adopt the same standards. Miraculously, the world now operates according to a single set of learning outcomes.