23 mai 2019

The New Pedagogy of Open Content

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Brian Lamb[Edit][Delete]:Graham Attwell[Edit][Delete]: The New Pedagogy of Open Content, The Wales Wide Web [Edit][Delete] October 31, 2006

[link: Hits] Downloadable version of this paper presented at the OECD conference on open educational resources this week in Barcelona (I wish I was still involved - and it would have been handy! - but NRC and OECD could not agree on a contract, so I'm out). Anyhow, "One of the most often cited barriers to the development of Open Content and Open Educational Resources is that of persuading users, in the form of teachers and trainers to share". More...

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09 mai 2019

Why every college should create a student-centered pedagogy

eCampus NewsToday, faculty have access to student pictures, pronouns, academic standing, notification that the student has applied for graduation, or even to submit an e-warning if they are not performing well. More...

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A Passion for Pedagogy

Everything I know about teaching I learned selling sex toys.
Like many undergraduates looking to pay rent with self-directed hours and seemingly easy money, I joined a pyramid scheme in my sophomore year of college. However, while other students hocked energy drinks and Mary Kay products, I hosted Passion Parties in women’s homes selling adult toys. More...

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23 avril 2019

Connaissez-vous les pédagogies critiques ?

The ConversationIl est à la mode actuellement en France de parler des pédagogies alternatives dans la continuité de l’éducation nouvelle qui, au début du XXe siècle, entendait remettre les besoins de l’enfant au cœur du système, et favoriser une posture plus active des élèves. Plus...

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22 avril 2019

Once upon a time: reclaiming storytelling in schools

The ConversationWith high stakes testing and a crowded curriculum, something fundamental is being left behind in education – storytelling. More...

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21 avril 2019

Explainer: what is explicit instruction and how does it help children learn?

The ConversationExplicit instruction is a term that summarises a type of teaching in which lessons are designed and delivered to novices to help them develop readily-available background knowledge on a particular topic. More...

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04 avril 2019

Simulations, Computer Games and Pedagogy

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Simulations, Computer Games and Pedagogy
My summary of Clark Aldrich's presentation at today's CSTD conference. The first part is a quick survey of current technologies and their place on the hype cycle. The second part looks at simulations, summarizing four major types and outlining six criteria. In fairness (because I criticize the lightness), conference organizers told me he was asked to do an introductory talk. Also, the paper he placed in the conference kit is much better (if I see it online I'll link to it; it's worth reading). By Stephen Downes (summary), Stephen's Web, May 16, 2005 [Refer][Research][Reflect]. More...

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03 avril 2019

Helping teachers ‘practise what they teach’ could help them stay teaching for longer

The ConversationEarly career teachers are more likely to stay on if they practise what they teach in their own time. We found that practitioner-teachers – such as art teachers practising art and biology teachers observing nature – see themselves as better quality teachers when measured against key principles of learning and teaching. More...

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Higher Ed and the Shifting Life Course

By Steven Mintz. Not very long ago, the life course was divided into three parts: a period of preparation, a period of family and work, and a period of retirement. In recent years, that tripartite division of the life course has broken down. No longer are education, work, and family responsibilities siloed off from one another. More...

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27 mars 2019

Pedagogy-Agnostic Standards and a Much Needed Rant

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Pedagogy-Agnostic Standards and a Much Needed Rant
Commentary on David Wiley's post from yesterday. On automation, Terry Anderson asks, "how many people would prefer to use a human teller at a bank – especially one with a long linup in front of it, compared to using an ATM." Imagine, though, the ATM being required to support all banking functions, not only simple withdrawals, deposits and fund transfers. More...

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