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Children learning by themselves and progressive inquiry | FLOSSE Posse
"…children learn even better if they have a “granny figure” supporting them…

…good teachers is a bit like a granny: supports students, is interesting in their work and praise them. I think, however, even better teachers than a random granny is an expert of a domain acting the granny way. An excellent expert-teachers (can be a granny, too) is able to guide pupils in their inquiry by challenging their thinking and by providing new perspectives to the students inquiry. The point is to guide, not to instruct.

The progressive inquiry learning, a pedagogical model that has been widely studied, experimented and partly took in use in Finland, is close to Mitra’s way of teaching (I call it teaching, although there is very little teaching in a traditional sense). In my talk in Ankra I explained how progressive inquiry learning works and how pupils and students in all levels of education—from kindergartens to universities—can be guided to do research."

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teemuleinonen  progressiveinquiry  tcsnmy  learning  education  pedagogy  teaching  student-centered  studentdirected  learner-centered  learner-ledcommunities  sugatamitra  grandmothers  guideontheside  2011  via:steelemaley  inquiry  inquiry-basedlearning  unschooling  deschooling  mentoring  modeling  instruction  guidance  lcproject  cv  howwelearn  howwework  informallearning  autodidacts  outdoctrination  research  toshare  unconferences  openstudio  openworkshops  prototyping 
june 2011 by robertogreco
Open education: if you can do it, do it | FLOSSE Posse
"NYTimes wrote about fathers’ leave in Sweden. The articles ends w/:

"In Sweden I am on right,” Mr. Westerberg said, “but in US, I’m considered Communist.”"

Some days ago David Wiley wrote that w/ open content Open Knowledge Foundation gets it wrong when claiming share-alike licenses are open but non-commercial ones aren’t.

For those who are not familiar w/ open/free content/knowledge discussion, share-alike license has a condition asking people who remix or build upon content to distribute resulting work under same license. The license ensures later works will stay in commons. Wiley wrote:

“When authors adopt share-alike license, they are saying: we value the freedom of content over the freedom of people.”

As an author using share-alike license I see this a bit differently. I value the *freedom of mankind*, the common good, over the freedom of content or individuals.

I think that this is the way most SA people see it: When you are given, you should give back, too."
teemuleinonen  sharealike  communities  freedom  collectivegood  licensing  copyright  sweden  us  policy  individualism  opencontent  open  openknowledgefoundation  commercial  non-commercial  creativecommons  free 
september 2010 by robertogreco
Open Education, Personal Learning and National Policies | FLOSSE Posse
"With these action we have a chance to maintain the happy family we have been for a long time. Right now it looks that we may loose it.

“All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” – Leo Tolstoy

I was last weekend in Copenhagen. I learned a lot about many things. I have been many times in Copenhagen but only now realized that it is a happy family.

With the Tolstoy’s thought in mind I am now really interested in to study “happy families”. Whatever you consider your “family” to be a modern nuclear family, commune, neighborhood, language or racial group or an online community they resemble one another. They are mutually supportive and empathic."
tolstoy  teemuleinonen  happiness  policy  community  communities  tcsnmy  amsterdam  finland  openeducation  empathy  socialsafetynet  education  freedom  deschooling  capitalism  socialism  well-being  learning 
september 2010 by robertogreco
A real educational revolution: System thinking + long-term thinking = universal basic education | FLOSSE Posse
"we need for sure…:

Public libraries
Universal high quality basic ed
Access to mobile phones & network comps
Free & reliable online reference & other ed content
Peer-to-peer online learning & teaching communities
Community colleges & open unis online & on campus
Quality higher ed online & on campus
Now if we look at proposed solutions they are mainly improvements to things w/ middle importance, such as access to network comps or access to ed content. They do not solve problem. They are part of solution, but only small part.

The universal quality basic ed is key…you can do fine w/out coms or hand-helds. What you need is paper, pens, reading materials & good teacher. To have a good teachers you need (1) quality basic ed, (2) quality higher ed & (3) ~25 years. People do not grow faster.

real problem: For most decision-maker 25 years is something like 5X longer than term in office & 100X longer than memory. Free advice for people working in the field: join The Long Now."
education  change  gamechanging  longnow  universalbasiceducation  learning  schools  tcsnmy  olpc  libraries  information  content  teaching  computing  wikipedia  technology  lcproject  references  teemuleinonen  highered 
september 2010 by robertogreco
No PLEs, but informal learning in Real World communities | FLOSSE Posse
"The topic of role of informal learning has been a widely discussed among online learning people. The idea of Personal Learning Environment (PLE) and Do it yourself University (DIY U) are considered to be a real game-changers in learning and education in the digital era.

I agree with this but have found the PLE and the DIY U problematic, because they emphasize individuals over communities. In them the individuals are considered to be in the center, with all the rights and the responsibilities to choose whatever he or she wants to study, when, where and with whom.

The weak social ties in pure online communities easily results as opportunistic and no or only short-term commitments.

I see that the Real World does not work like this, or should I say, that the Real World requires different kind of approach. I see that the ultimate individualism and lack of commitment may cause a lot of trouble — actually some very serious problems."
teemuleinonen  ples  individualism  individual  communities  diyu  responsibility  tcsnmy  collectivegood 
september 2010 by robertogreco

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