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Weblog zu Schule und Gesellschaft. Lernen, um Komplexität zu verstehen. Problemlösen in komplexen Systemen erfordert systemisches Denken, Verständnis für dynamische Systeme und hohes Systemwissen.

Lernen, um Komplexität zu verstehen

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. Ten ways to motivate the unmotivated… Some questions if you are an English teacher…

Ten ways to motivate the unmotivated…

Learning {Re}imagined. 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.

Learning {Re}imagined

Three Awesome Educational Games Hiding in Plain Sight. By Tanner Higgin, Graphite When I was in school, game-based learning was a novelty.

Three Awesome Educational Games Hiding in Plain Sight

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. More Progressive Ways to Measure Deeper Levels of Learning. How do we measure learning beyond knowledge of content?

More Progressive Ways to Measure Deeper Levels of Learning

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. “The real power comes in the reflective process, both individually and with peers,” Lenz said. The Open Textbook Project provides flexible and affordable access to higher education resources. 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.

How To Create a ‘Personal Learning Environment’ to Stay Relevant in 2013

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. What is Hybrid Pedagogy?

Tablets, Smartphones & Co. im Unterricht

Flipped Learning und Flipped Classrooms. Gaming. What i’ve learned in my New Media class (4205 Characters) This year at the University of Ottawa I had the opportunity to follow a communications course about New Media taught by professor Pierre Lévy.

What i’ve learned in my New Media class (4205 Characters)

I’ll admit that I am a big user of social media such as Facebook and Twitter amongst many others. 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.

Why Kids Need to Tinker to Learn

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. How Videogames Like Minecraft Actually Help Kids Learn to Read. Brecht Vandenbroucke Minecraft is the hot new videogame among teachers and parents.

How Videogames Like Minecraft Actually Help Kids Learn to Read

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. 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.

Organization for Quality Education: The Myth of Ability

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.

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. 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.