Wired.com recently published a report that glorified the work of Sugata Mitra, a computer scientist who discovered a supposedly-powerful new way of learning. The article is worth reading, but here's the gist of his teaching method:
"He selected a small group of 10- to 14-year-olds and told them there was some interesting stuff on the computer, and might they take a look? Then he applied his new… Continue
Added by Joseph Waarvik on October 29, 2013 at 1:53pm —
Added by mouhssine kharbach on May 31, 2013 at 2:13pm —
As an educator, it's important to be reflective of my practice, not for the sake of boasting, but for the sake of being able to recall what went well, what worked - and definitely how things could be improved for the next time I teach this particular session of CPED2023 for Johnson University.
I spend what my wife probably thinks is an inordinate amount of time pining over and re-examining my course content, flow and learning… Continue
Added by Dave Eveland on August 29, 2012 at 11:45am —
A Google search on “Bloom’s taxonomy” recently returned an impressive 1.63 million results! Apparently the literature available on the internet is replete with resources about the famous Bloom’s taxonomy of learning. I don’t intend to repeat what Bloom taxonomy is about and how it evolves because I believe you can find wealth of information on various aspects on the topic among the 1.63 million results in the internet. I have selected a few articles (link at the end of this article) for those… Continue
Added by A. A. Karim on March 1, 2011 at 9:24pm —
I remember when I joined the university about 17 years ago (it feels like only yesterday!) I was given the task of handling a laboratory class. I already had some experiences as a graduate assistant during my time as a Ph.D. student so it was not very difficult. I think I did quite a good job designing new experiments, interacting with the students and helping them with the experiment and marking the lab report. During the first few months, I had to attend induction courses including one or… Continue
Added by A. A. Karim on February 18, 2011 at 9:16am —
This presentation is a summary of important points from the first chapter of the book "How Learning Works - 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching" by Ambrose and others. In Chapter 1 (How Does Students' Prior Knowledge Affect Their Learning) the authors discuss the importance of teachers to recognize that students bring with them prior knowledge acquired naturally through daily life activities or in prior courses they have studied. Some of the prior knowledge are relevant but some are… Continue
Added by A. A. Karim on January 18, 2011 at 1:16am —
I thought this might be of interest to some members of Classroom 2.0!CALL FOR PAPERS
Child Computer Interaction
Workshop on UI Technologies and Educational Pedagogy
in conjunction with CHI 2011, Vancouver, Canada
May 7th or May 8th 2011
Topic: Given the emergence of Child Computer Interaction and the ubiquitous… Continue
Added by Lynn Marentette on December 15, 2010 at 5:29pm —
Before we define equity pedagogy, let’s share some relevant research.
There have been a number of important studies which indicate that a teacher's perceptions of students can influence their teaching. In 1968, * Robert Rosenthal and Lenore Jacobson published a famous study, Pygmalion in the Classroom, which had profound effects upon the practice of teaching. In their study, they provided teachers in an elementary school with undocumented information about several students in their… Continue
Added by Richard D. Solomon, Ph.D. on August 4, 2009 at 6:31am —
I wanted to share this video I created and posted on youTube this week. I created it to express my views and summarize the training I gave this week in Ellicottville, New York. I am a high school social studies teacher of at risk students and am using Moodle to turn my classroom into a hybrid course. I still see my kids the same number of days and my classroom really looks just as it did before. I have added an online component in Moodle and have basically extended… Continue
Added by Sue Palmer on July 18, 2009 at 6:00am —
Cross-posted at Fireside Learning
Many teachers shy away from contemporary music. Why? It could be because their own teachers did the same.
That quote comes from Ann, an aspiring music educator at the… Continue
Added by Jennifer Koch Lubke on June 21, 2009 at 6:30pm —
I'm currently a mother, chef, textile artist,working as a relief teacher, secondary education in Tasmania. Food and Textiles. I'm loving blogging and am interested in the shift that youth and technology, economic and climate change are all ushering in. It is significant that as the new tools/resources are introduced the old pedagogy are dying. I appreciate Steve Hardegon Will Richardson,George Siemens and Stephen Downes as guides as I navigate the fault lines.
Added by Ruth Howard on April 19, 2009 at 5:00am —