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The Problem of Unlearning in Education

Posted: 13/09/2017 by broadyesl in pedagogy, Uncategorized

Teachers are loyal to what they learned in their teacher education programs.  Part of “growing up” as a teacher is to critically examine practices and research to examine if formerly promoted pedagogies are still holding up.  One of the approaches that could not hold up to research is “learning styles”.  Read more in Why ‘Learning Styles’ and Other Education Neuromyths Won’t Go Away at http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2017/09/why_neuromyths_wont_go_away.html?cmp=eml-contshr-shr

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Why do professionals not listen to research?  Read some answers in 3 reasons most teachers still believe the learning styles myth at https://edexcellence.net/articles/3-reasons-most-teachers-still-believe-the-learning-styles-myth#.WbV_z6sRBdg.facebook

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21st Century Pedagogy

Posted: 27/07/2017 by broadyesl in digital literacy, pedagogy, Uncategorized

Super interesting charts and definitions at http://edorigami.edublogs.org/2008/08/16/21st-century-pedagogy/

Interesting research:  https://theconversation.com/chalk-and-talk-teaching-might-be-the-best-way-after-all-34478?utm_source=facebook

Interesting reading teasing apart the intrinsic aspects involved in learning:  How Do You Learn Learning? at

http://cristinaskybox.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/how-do-you-learn-learning.html

Reblogged excerpt:

Heick (2013) points out these characteristics which are so intrinsic to one’s learning today:
1. Dialogic Response: Learning is a conversation–whether personal, local, and direct, or more general, global, and digitally-based
2. Community Interaction: Communities–including local physical communities, and digital, niche communities–nurture relationships and frame content
3. Abstraction & Creativity: Creativity isn’t just art and whimsy, but the overlap between the macro thinking and micro details to solve the challenges of daily living
4. Media Literacy: Digital media evolves constantly. This makes not simply “keeping up,” but grasping the nuance of platform critical
5. Play: This is the opposite of compliant response to teacher-centered environments. In play, learners freely experiment, show ambition, follow curiosity, and take risks to create, design, evolve, and connect in ways that are otherwise impossible under compulsion
6. Self-Directed Learning: Play is a big part of self-directed learning, but more broadly can include academic response, project-based learning, game-based learning, and other “school-like” learning forms while students hold themselves and one another accountable to their own criteria of quality
As one can see, these characteristics have always been part of learning, except that with today’s option of digital learning, Media Literacies play a major part of the learning process. By Media Literacies, I would like to add that here, I include also the skills of networking, for working across borders in realtime is common practice in many fields. Media Literacies, Digital Literacies, Digital Citizenship  – all inter-connected and essential to learning today.
Which leads me to wonder  how one’s learning may meet what students’ want today?

By Bobby Hoffmann, my buddy.  Read it here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/motivate/201509/which-common-educational-myth-limits-student-achievement

It is always good to refresh our good old teacher training.  Go here: https://learningrenaissance.wordpress.com/2015/11/27/educational-theories-explored-an-index-of-the-most-influential-theories-informing-learning-design/

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