Archive For The “Learning” Category

Adaptive Expertise

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Adaptive Expertise

Another superb reference through the PHYSLNR list: adaptive expertise.  There are two kinds of expert: the efficient speedy guy, like an abacus master or a rubriks cube solver.  But there is another kind, the innovator. The ideas is to aim for learning to product adaptive experts – and which trajectory works best? Daniel Swartz suggests…

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Too much on the go

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The initial rush is just about to die down here, with the start to courses here at Canterbury.  here are just to many things backed up. The Australasian Horizon Report The Horizon report was interesting. The report is based around six types of emerging technology/applications that these guys (a panel of 45 on the advisory…

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Facilitatior or Teacher?? (Part One)

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The debate still unresolved. Probably won’t ever be. From Leigh: As I teach and facilitate various online courses this year, a lot of the theories and concepts I subscribe to are getting some hard testing. The biggest challenge I am finding is the expectation for a teacher or instructor while everyone talks about a facilitator….

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Engaged Learning

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As a belief statement I think so called engaged learning is important.  I did the workshops in China in 2007 and once again had to face the fact of how shallow some of my thinking really is in this area.  Helen reminded me of this on Monday.  We were in the middle of a workshop…

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Teachers from China

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I met David in March, and now he is helping with translation for my workshop.  He has compiled quite a neat course: “Learning to Learn”.  The message for students is “Take control of your learning”.  The message for teachers is “Let go”.  I was really impressed actually.  He uses a learning style analysis – VAK. …

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Catching up with the crowd: Networks & Communities

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I even took part in the event last year ::FLNW:: but I had not really taken part in the Network vs Community vs Group conversations. Didn’t feel the need. Didn’t see the point. I think I will need to face this soon however. SO: Marshalling some references. Social Networks vs Online Communities. David Coleman Often…

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Launch of the FLLinNZ staff development toolkit.

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Launch of the FLLinNZ staff development toolkit.

Confirmed.  Ten minutes ago: 19th October 2007.  Access Grid. Venues: Auckland | Wellington | Christchurch | Dunedin 3.00pm.  Snacks provided.  3 brief presentations, and plenty of chatter/feedback and conversation. FAQ: What is the Access Grid? It’s a room somewhere in the uni with bandwidth to burn.  Full duplex video. How do I register? Details coming…

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Final e-fest event: Conversation on Learning Communities (Eva and John)

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= Finished my final workshop here this morning. Whew. Tried a new structure, which I found very very relaxing: Needed to get the learning theory down to the basics for CoP thinking. Used several mini presentations just like some of the Youtube videos: images to support a long quote. I packaged all the educational theory…

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Vygotsky & Chemistry

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On Vygotsky, from The Chemical Education Research Group Lecture 2000 Sadly, as he is the new Piaget, his ideas will be seen as the new educational panacea, and will fail to match this, and will then be judged as having themselves failed. That is my prediction, in any case. If you are not familiar with…

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E-Fest: afternoon of keynotes

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Keynote Three:Maret Staron The message is that there is no one-way or no best model for working and learning in the Knowledge Era. We are challenged to think beyond the familiar and to recognise, value and celebrate ‘humanness’, while investing in the characteristics that define a learning and working ecology. She quoted Martin Seligman’s work…

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