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Think Thank Thunk » Barthes Remix: The Death of the Teacher-Professor
"I have students that come to me with fully formed ideas about the content of my courses before I even link to the syllabus. Tell me then that the teacher is not dead? Tell me that the teacher is not at least prying loose like silver skin from a roast. Tell me that my roll is not changing…

This is thrilling…I am no longer the information maven…the sole progenitor of facts & figures.

We are free to teach in an environment without fear that someone might “miss something.” Seat time is meaningless, and I love it.

[Examples here.]

And when I am dead, this student will use this information freely, still.

So, should we be preparing our students to be dependent on classroom instruction, sending the anachronistic null-space message that all other learning is somehow second-rate? Or, should we be preparing our students to use classroom time as a crucible for this learning they’re doing at nearly all hours of the day with little care for the original source of the knowledge?"
teaching  change  reform  information  pedagogy  via:lukeneff  schools  teacherasmasterlearner  teacherascollaborator  unschooling  deschooling  knowledge  technology  independence  student-centered  student-led  studentdirected  tcsnmy  policy  2011  instruction  sageonthestage  seattime  atemporality 
february 2011 by robertogreco
OK Do | Research Through Practice – Monitor MEMEX Founder Boy Vereecken on Oeuvre and Design Education
"Q: What kinds of methods do you use in your teaching?

The methods are very much influenced by the fact that instead of giving classes or assignments, I have appointments with the Master students in the course of their final projects. The meetings are based on guiding and reflection.<br />
I usually introduce the students to design research through my own research-based projects. …discussion certainly plays an important role in workshops.

Q: This brings to my mind the phrase “doing research by design”, which points out research being part of the design process.

I definitely consider that an applicable approach. In the context of design, the tendency is to conceive research and execution as separate entities. Students tend to be done with the research part when moving on to working with visual means. The main aim of the platform is to encourage students to integrate research more profoundly into their practice."
education  research  teaching  design  learning  lcproject  openstudio  glvo  workshops  modeling  teacherasmasterlearner  teacherascollaborator  discussion  conversation  memex  okdo  aaltouniversity  boyvereecken 
january 2011 by robertogreco
How Design Can Get Kids On the Path to Tech Careers | Co.Design
"whenever you say the word 'school,' it conjures up mental images & models of our experiences and behavior in a place -- & accompanying that 'place model' is a kaleidoscope of memories & emotions about how that place looked & worked -- how we felt in it, what was rewarded, celebrated & expected, & who we were supposed to be as learners in that place. Unfortunately, many of these mental models of how we should learn in school are completely at odds w/ how real learning happens & how it's demonstrated in the real world. False proxies for learning often erode our children's vibrant intellectual & creative potentials because they diminish the excitement of real learning & discovery. Everyone knows that finishing a course and a textbook does not mean achievement. Listening to a lecture does not mean understanding. Getting a high score on a high-stakes standardized test does not mean proficiency. Credentialing does not mean competency. Our children know it, too, yet it persists."
education  design  management  designthinking  learning  unschooling  discovery  deschooling  trungle  stephaniepacemarshall  imsa  illinois  chicago  science  math  gifted  talented  schools  schooldesign  credentials  credentialing  whatmatters  cv  ap  collaboration  teaching  challenge  interaction  interdisciplinary  multidisciplinary  crossdisciplinary  problemsolving  criticalthinking  teacherasmasterlearner  teacherascollaborator  inquiry  inquiry-basedlearning  studentdirected  research  names  naming  language  words 
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
Foxfire School - Core Practices
"1. The work teachers & learners do together is infused from beginning w/ learner choice, design, & revision…central focus of work grows out of learner's interests & concerns… 2. The role of teacher is…facilitator & collaborator… 3. The academic integrity of work teachers & learners do together is clear. Mandated skills & learning expectations are identified to the class. Through collaborative planning & implementation, students engage & accomplish mandates… 4. The work is characterized by active learning… 5. Peer teaching, small group work, & teamwork are consistent features of classroom activities… 6. Connections btwn classroom work, surrounding communities, & world beyond community are clear… 7. There is an audience beyond the teacher for learner work… 8. New activities spiral gracefully out of the old… 9. Imagination & creativity are encouraged in the completion of learning activities… 10. Reflection is an essential activity that takes place at key points throughout work…"
foxfire  education  schools  tcsnmy  lcproject  teaching  learning  learner-centered  student-centered  reflection  process  teacherasmasterlearner  teacherascollaborator  unschooling  deschooling  eliotwigginton 
october 2010 by robertogreco
Thoughts on Assessment | blog of proximal development
"students had turned to community of peers to request feedback...none...asked me...didn’t see me as contributor in community...associated me w/ corrections & grades. At this stage, they were not ready for corrections yet...simply interested in having conversations about ideas...needed somebody to talk to & as teacher, I was not at top of list...we don’t spend enough time providing feedback for students & most of what teachers consider teaching & assessment consists of marking/correcting student work...does not engage students in rich interactive processes of talking about work & ideas. Initially, my role as teacher was limited to first presenting material (& initiating conversations) & marking work. I was absent from that rich part...in the middle where students continued classroom conversations online by brainstorming on blogs, requesting & providing feedback & engaging in conversations about...key ideas...Instead of engaging with them, I just waited for them to submit their work."
konradglogowski  teaching  grades  learning  assessment  engagement  community  blogs  peers  tcsnmy  grading  discussion  conversation  hierarchy  pedagogy  democracy  dialogue  teacheraspeer  teacherascollaborator  collaboration  dialog 
february 2009 by robertogreco

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