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Shift. | Weblog zu Schule und Gesellschaft. Lernen, um Komplexität zu verstehen | Ein Anker in komplexen Zeiten. Problemlösen in komplexen Systemen erfordert systemisches Denken, Verständnis für dynamische Systeme und hohes Systemwissen. Um dieses Wissen und Verständnis aufzubringen, muss laufend gelernt werden. Lernen ist eine zentrale Komplexitätsbewältigungsstrategie. Dabei ist aber nicht in erster Linie das passive Lernen „on the job“ gemeint, sondern das aktive, bewusste Lernen, das die ganze Aufmerksamkeit erfordert. In einem Fernstudenten-Blog habe ich folgendes gelesen: Zu meinem Leidwesen rückt die Klausur immer näher und ich bin natürlich mal wieder hinten dran. Wie Lernen funktioniert Obwohl der Text grammatikalisch und stilistisch verstümmelt und daher nur schwer verständlich ist, verstehe ich ihn so, dass hier ein 43jähriger den Inhalt eines Moduls über Planungsmethoden auf 100 Lernkarten zusammengefasst hat und diese nun auswendig lernen will.

Genau so funktioniert Lernen in den wenigsten Fällen. Eine Lernmetapher Das Web ist eine grossartige Lernhilfe. Steter Tropfen höhlt den Stein. Archiv.educa.ch. Ten ways to motivate the unmotivated… | Ken Wilson's Blog. Some questions if you are an English teacher… Are you a native speaker teacher working in a private language school with highly motivated and talented students? If so, congratulations – you are very lucky. But this blog post is most definitely not for you. Do you, on the other hand, teach a group which contains a fair proportion of listless, unmotivated students in a compulsory class? Do they walk sunken-eyed into the room? Once there, do some of them (probably boys) lean their chairs against the back wall and exude an air of being too cool for school?

Do you sometimes wish your students would all disappear and be replaced by a smiling bunch of gifted and enthusiastic learners? Do you have moments of almost painful silence during your classes? Do you castigate yourself about the bad classes you have more than you congratulate yourself about the good ones? Let’s talk about ways to get your sunken-eyed no-hopers interested in being in class. Here goes… So let’s start. He reluctantly agreed. Learning {Re}imagined | TEDxAmsterdamED. By Nick Walker - Mar 27th, 2015 Interview with Graham Brown-Martin A conversation with Graham Brown-Martin wanders freely from Punk music via Noam Chomsky to the fragile future of the human species, but it finishes where it started, with education.

It is the 26th of March 2015 and we are at TEDxAmsterdamED, a few hours before Graham’s TED talk. On the table between us lies a copy of his 325-page book ‘Learning {Re}imagined,’ a lavish publication that took Graham and his team 120,000 miles, across 18 countries and nearly two years to produce. On his travels, he met with educators and leading thinkers in the field of education. On the road to change there are many obstacles to overcome and nearly every educator that Graham met on his travels said that the culture of testing in the education system was standing in the way of innovation. Abolishment of testing would certainly not happen overnight. A sense of dystopia looms, but as a species we always have dialogue. Three Awesome Educational Games Hiding in Plain Sight. By Tanner Higgin, Graphite When I was in school, game-based learning was a novelty. This was the era of Math Blaster! , Lemonade Stand and Oregon Trail, when game-based learning meant digitized practice problems or clunky, paper-thin simulations.

Still, my classmates and I liked these games. For many of us, this was the only exposure we got to video games outside of arcades. Even as consoles increasingly took up residence in living rooms, computer games still felt special–just a bit more advanced and interesting. But when my family got a computer, something changed. Game-based learning, and the developers who identify with it today, have come a long way since then and gotten much closer to closing the gap. Here are just a few favorites that reviewed well on Graphite this year: Elegy for a Dead World Writing can feel like a chore in school when it’s only ever going to be read by a teacher and maybe a classmate.

Never Alone Valiant Hearts. More Progressive Ways to Measure Deeper Levels of Learning. How do we measure learning beyond knowledge of content? Finding that winning combination of criteria can prove to be a complicated and sometimes difficult process. Schools that are pushing boundaries are learning that it takes time, a lot of conversation, and a willingness to let students participate in that evaluation. “Most schools and most of our learning stops at knowing and we need to move that and broaden it to the doing and the reflecting,” said Bob Lenz, co-founder & chief executive officer of Envision Schools while participating in a Deeper Learning MOOC panel.

The charter network’s teachers follow three steps for assessment: know, do, reflect. Skills like critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration require practice, Lenz said. Students have to do them constantly and be observed throughout the process for a true assessment. “The real power comes in the reflective process, both individually and with peers,” Lenz said.

Teaching in a Digital Age | The Open Textbook Project provides flexible and affordable access to higher education resources. Subtitle: Guidelines for designing teaching and learning Author: A.W. (Tony) Bates Book Description: On October 10, 2019, Teaching in a Digital Age - Second Edition was published.The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when all of us, and in particular the students we are teaching, are using technology. A framework for making decisions about your teaching is provided, while understanding that every subject is different, and every instructor has something unique and special to bring to their teaching.The book enables teachers and instructors to help students develop the knowledge and skills they will need in a digital age: not so much the IT skills, but the thinking and attitudes to learning that will bring them success.

Book release date (final version): 1 April 2015. For subsequent updates, see Updates and Revisions. License: Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial. Anatomy of a PLE. How To Create a ‘Personal Learning Environment’ to Stay Relevant in 2013. “Our understanding of learning has expanded at a rate that has far outpaced our conceptions of teaching. A growing appreciation for the porous boundaries between the classroom and life experience…has created not only promising changes but also disruptive moments in teaching.” EDUCAUSE Review, 2012 This quote from Disrupting Ourselves: The Problem of Learning in Higher Education (Bass, 2012), gives a good a reason as any for educators to develop a Personal learning Environment [PLE]; a space where we can keep up with the experimental modes of learning, instruction, changing pedagogy and instructional methods that surfaced in 2012.

In a previous post I introduced the concept of PLEs and touched on why educators may want to consider developing a PLE for 2013. In this post I’ll outline how educators can develop their own PLE, where to start, and I’ll provide specific action steps, and what tools to use. We need to disrupt ourselves: The model of higher education is at a turning point. Hybrid Pedagogy | What is Hybrid Pedagogy?

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Flipped Learning und Flipped Classrooms. Gaming. What i’ve learned in my New Media class (4205 Characters) | jrena061. This year at the University of Ottawa I had the opportunity to follow a communications course about New Media taught by professor Pierre Lévy. I’ll admit that I am a big user of social media such as Facebook and Twitter amongst many others. Part of our class evaluation requirements was to use some of these websites in an educational way and learn the benefits of using them professionally. What I found most interesting about this class was my newfound ability to curate information about topics I found interesting as well as the information itself I discovered doing so. To begin, I had never even heard of the word “Curating” which means to filter and collect information.

The meaning of the word branches out into other uses such as archiving, which is the preservation of historical information and digital curating which is the preservation of images, multimedia and texts. The site I used to learn this new art of curating is called Scoop.It and I chose The future of New Media as my Topic. Why Kids Need to Tinker to Learn. The Maker Movement has inspired progressive educators to bring more hands-on learning and tinkering into classrooms, and educator Gary Stager would like to see formal schooling be influenced by the Maker Movement, which has inspired young learners to tinker, to learn by doing, and take agency for their learning. One way teachers can incorporate the Maker Movement into the classroom is through project-based learning (PBL), and learning prompts should be “brief, ambiguous and immune to assessment,” Sager said at ISTE.

“The best projects push up against the resistance of reality. They work or they don’t work.” Kids simply need a supportive environment to tinker with an idea long enough to make it work, Stager said. [RELATED: Harvard Wants to Know: How Does Making Change Kids’ Brain?] Allowing kids to deeply engage with a project they are passionate about also helps produce more positive memories of school, Stager said. How Videogames Like Minecraft Actually Help Kids Learn to Read. Brecht Vandenbroucke Minecraft is the hot new videogame among teachers and parents. It's considered genuinely educational: Like an infinite set of programmable Lego blocks, it's a way to instill spatial reasoning, math, and logic—the skills beloved by science and technology educators.

But from what I've seen, it also teaches something else: good old-fashioned reading and writing. How does it do this? The secret lies not inside the game itself but in the players' activities outside of it. This is complex, challenging material. How could they do this? Hannah Gerber, a literacy researcher at Sam Houston State University, found much the same thing. Passion for games drives writing too. I'm praising Minecraft, but nearly all games have this effect.

Go Back to Top. Ermutigen und Fördern: Lerntipps. Organization for Quality Education: The Myth of Ability. People who claim that they were born without mathematical ability will often admit that they were good at the subject until a certain grade, as though the gene for mathematics carried a definite expiry date. Most people will also recall an unusual coincidence: that the year their ability disappeared, they had a particularly bad teacher.

Perhaps more than in any other subject, in mathematics it is easy to turn a good student into a bad one in a very short time. The myths surrounding the subject encourage children to give up the moment they encounter any difficulty. As well, mathematical knowledge is cumulative: a child who misses a step in the development of a concept cannot go on. Based on my observations of hundreds of students, I predict that with proper teaching and minimal tutorial support, a grade 3 class could easily reach a grade 6 or 7 level in all areas of the mathematics curriculum without a single student being left behind. What’s Possible? It is not because we are inhuman. POOL: Kompetenz. Digital Skills Every Teacher should Have. By EdTech Team Updated on march 2, 2015 : The original list that was created in 2011 comprised 33 skills , after reviewing it we decided to do some merging and finally ended up with the 20 skills below.

The 21st century teacher should be able to : 1- Create and edit digital audio Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :Free Audio Tools for Teachers 2- Use Social bookmarking to share resources with and between learners Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill : A List of Best Bookmarking Websites for Teachers 3- Use blogs and wikis to create online platforms for students Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill : Great Tools to Create Protected Blogs and Webpages for your Class 4- Exploit digital images for classroom use Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :Web Tools to Edit Pictures without Installing any softwareTools to Convert Photos into Cartoons.

Designing Your Class. Struggle Means Learning: Difference in Eastern and Western Cultures. By Alix Spiegel In 1979, when Jim Stigler was still a graduate student at the University of Michigan, he went to Japan to research teaching methods and found himself sitting in the back row of a crowded fourth-grade math class. “The teacher was trying to teach the class how to draw three-dimensional cubes on paper,” Stigler explains, “and one kid was just totally having trouble with it. His cube looked all cockeyed, so the teacher said to him, ‘Why don’t you go put yours on the board?’ So right there I thought, ‘That’s interesting! Stigler knew that in American classrooms, it was usually the best kid in the class who was invited to the board. In Japanese classrooms, teachers consciously design tasks that are slightly beyond the capabilities of the students they teach, so the students can actually experience struggling with something just outside their reach.

“I realized that I was sitting there starting to perspire,” he says, “because I was really empathizing with this kid. ‘Struggle’