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kung fu grippe • The trick to fostering collective creativity,...
“The trick to fostering collective creativity, Catmull says, is threefold: Place the creative authority for product development firmly in the hands of the project leaders (as opposed to corporate executives); build a culture and processes that encourage people to share their work-in-progress and support one another as peers; and dismantle the natural barriers that divide disciplines.”
administration  management  leadership  tcsnmy  cv  sharing  risktaking  peer-assessment  2008  teamwork  authority  hierarchy  creativity  pixar 
july 2012 by robertogreco
Teachable Moment - "How to Stop Cheaters", by Alan Shapiro
"there are tests that ask for more, ask for thinking…& open book tests…<br />
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But in everyday life both adults & kids often think w/ other people & use whatever resources seem likely to help. What is valued in such group efforts is coming up w/ questions that nobody else has thought to ask…thoughts that connect A w/ B & C & w/ others' ideas…insights that foresee consequences regarding a possible action…ability to work well w/ others & carry out group decisions capably.<br />
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If there is an incentive for cheating in such group endeavors, it is more likely in an investment banking firm that includes a stock analyst division or in a telecom corporation that conspires collectively to cook its books to produce let's-pretend profits than among students working on a problem.<br />
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So why not at least some tests that promote group thinking & acting but that also have a role for individual thinking & acting? Certainly, some teachers make such tests part of their programs.<br />
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Here is a sample…"
writing  education  testing  tests  assessment  groupwork  teaching  alanshapiro  learning  tcsnmy  cheating  sharing  unschooling  deschooling  problemsolving  problem-basedlearning  criticalthinking  collaboration  peer-assessment  via:irasocol 
july 2011 by robertogreco
Pedagogical Promiscuity and "Assessment for Learning" - Artichoke
"What kind of “assessment for learning” is appropriate in the age of Google and Wikipedia? Facebook and You Tube? Smart phones and text messaging? Twitter and blogging? (after Manovich on Soft Cinema).…

It seems that exposure to the multiliteracies most advantage those who are already advantaged.

There is a lot more thinking needed here – but it seems plausible that thinking critically about what kind of “assessment for learning” is appropriate in the age of [insert your preferred descriptor] is useful thinking. It may protect us (and our students) from futurist induced pedagogical promiscuity next year – by preventing the indiscriminate adoption of too many different pedagogical approaches."
assessment  learning  education  openeducation  openphd  artichoke  affluence  wealth  disparity  schools  literacy  literacies  technology  knowledge  curriculum  future  policy  digital  digitallearning  blogs  blogging  commenting  peerreview  peer-assessment  newmedia  charlesleadbeater  twitter  usergenerated  content  artichokeblog  pamhook 
december 2010 by robertogreco
Education Week: Expert Issues Warning on Formative-Assessment Uses
"While summative tests can provide valuable information for decisions about programs or curriculum, she said, the most valuable assessment for instruction is the continuous, deeply engaged feedback loop of formative assessment. Channeling money into building teachers’ skills in that technique is a better investment in student achievement, she said, than paying for more test design."

"Mastering formative assessment carries profound implications for changing teaching from a top-down process to a more collaborative one, said Caroline Wylie, a research scientist with the Princeton, N.J.-based Educational Testing Service who also appeared on the panel.

“This is not a follow-the-pacing-guide sort of teaching,”…“I used to do a lot of explaining, but now I do a lot of questioning,” said the teacher. “I used to do a lot of talking, but now I do a lot of listening. I used to think about teaching the curriculum, but now I think about teaching the student.”"
formativeassessment  testing  standardizedtesting  socraticmethod  teacherascollaborator  peer-assessment  self-assessment  cv  tcsnmy  learning  pedagogy  commoncore  instruction  feedback  questioning  curriculum  student-centered 
november 2010 by robertogreco

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