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The Future Of College: Forget Lectures And Let The Students Lead | Co.Design
"The technological power of the "cloud" as an aggregator of global knowledge & social network capital combines w/ natural tendency to learn through sharing & playing to create a multidimensional, interconnected network that solves complex problems. Simply put: Purpose & play drive learning.

These students help us discern what is valuable about higher-ed learning & what needs to be shed to save it from complete ossification. The insular nature of academia could lead to its demise, but these students also see tremendous value in its ability to incubate. Unis become testing grounds where students can find mentors, receive funding, & iterate initiatives with real-world consequences. The design community can debate where innovation comes from, but we can no longer look to authoritarian, top-down dictation to drive societal change. If the blossoming of this pattern doesn’t point to a new trend in education, then it at least represents what these higher-ed institutions must become."
unschooling  deschooling  hierarchy  trungle  highereducation  highered  colleges  universities  organizations  education  learning  mentoring  mentorship  apprenticeships  problemsolving  criticalthinking  realworld  entrepreneurship  lcproject  johndewey  life  sugatamitra  peterthiel  via:lukeneff  play  purpose  academia  networkedlearning  networks  cloud  socialnetworks  authority  authoritarianism 
june 2011 by robertogreco
Reimagine : Ed
"We are exploring the future of learning in K-12 education by identifying ideas, places, and professional roles that would benefit from new perspectives.

Using a virtual learning community and an annual three-day summit, we bring together diverse voices and use the design process to develop shared understandings and action steps for change.

Reimagine : Ed is a partnership between The Lovett School and Be Playful"

"The initial focus of Reimagine : Ed will be to explore the role of the library and its potential as a center of learning and engagement in our communities.

In an age of information abundance, rapid technological change, social-construction of knowledge, and a debate on the definition of literacy, the library has an unprecedented opportunity to lead our communities."
beplayful  christianlong  lovettschool  atlanta  future  learning  schools  teaching  education  tcsnmy  libraries  reimagine  technology  community  knowledge  abundance  literacy  susanbooth  helenebowers  lucygray  buffyhamilton  davidjakes  randallkirsch  trungle  sarahmalin  andreasaveri  jeffsharpe  jedsimmons  davidstaley  ethanbodnar  davidbill  nais  virtual 
april 2011 by robertogreco
Trung Le speaks at TEDxReset | The Third Teacher
On February 10th, Le had the opportunity to speak at TEDxReset in Istanbul, Turkey. The TEDx event assembles an enthusiastic crowd of free minds interested in "resetting" the Turkish reality and asks "What if?" Le was one of two American speakers and segues into his talk referencing a Ken Robinson clip shown beforehand. You can now watch his talk on Vimeo and below you will find his presentation as well as photos of his talk."
trungle  thirdteacher  schooldesign  learning  education  tcsnmy  studioclassroom  cv  teaching  schools  unschooling  design  deschooling  iteration  architecture  pedagogy  reggioemilia 
february 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
Wanna Improve Education? Demolish the Classrooms | Co.Design
"Who removed the classrooms? Apparently, the Danish government did. In 2005, the Danish government established a new vision for the secondary school reform. This pedagogical reform boldly promotes innovation and self-directed learning in the Danish education system by recognizing this millennium's shift to an ideas-based global economy.

3XN’s design for Ørestad College is a novel interpretation of agility and openness where the architecture complies with the pedagogy of individualized and interdisciplinary learning. The prototypical factory model with its self-contained classrooms is replaced by an environment that features a diversity of spaces that flow into one another. The design promotes reflective, collaborative learning that mimics the way teenagers think, learn and socialize."

[No qualms with the philosophy, but this design? I see a lot of lounging and computing, but where can these kids build things and make a mess? Plus, seems like a lot of flash and wasted space.]
trungle  denmark  education  lcproject  architecture  schooldesign  schools  schooling  innovation  tcsnmy  learning  self-directedlearning  open  pedagogy  design  missedopportunities 
august 2010 by robertogreco
Redesigning Education: Building Schools for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math | Co.
"Now is the time to reflect on the reasons for students' disengagement from science and technology subjects. We need to treat STEM as a pedagogical approach and design an environment to support this new way of teaching. Brian Greene, a best-selling author and theoretical physicist best known for his work in string theory, talks passionately about how we have educated the curiosity out of the math and sciences. Greene says that we have paralyzed our children with the fear of being wrong. Risk-taking and making mistakes are critical to the scientific process. This fear of being wrong has resulted in disengagement from science and mathematics: learning science and math is a drag! He makes a convincing assessment of the problems with our current science education system and stops just short of demanding a new pedagogy to bring excitement and relevance back to the learning of science and math."

[from a series: http://www.fastcodesign.com/users/tle ]
trungle  stem  science  education  math  mathematics  learning  schools  teaching  exploration  experientiallearning  handsonlearning  inquiry  tcsnmy  thirdteacher  inquiry-basedlearning  briangreene  reggioemilia 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Redesigning Education: Designing Schools in a Spiky World | Co.
"We need to build new environments that support experiential, creative & individualized learning. School of One...exemplifies this personalized approach to learning. Via tech-based platforms, students are given personalized lists of learning objectives, which allows all learners to achieve their daily learning objectives at their own pace. Better yet, the school supports students’ multiple intelligences thanks to a diversity of teaching strategies, which include virtual tutoring & video game-based learning."

[part of a series: http://www.fastcodesign.com/users/tle ]
trungle  education  schooldesign  tcsnmy  learning  children  teaching  schools  lcproject  schoolofone  tinkering  tinkeringschool  gevertulley  exploration  handson  experientiallearning  thirdteacher  reggioemilia 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Redesigning Education: Why Can't We Be in Kindergarten for Life? | Co.
"The kindergarten classroom is the design studio. All of the learning activities that take place inside...is freakishly similar to the everyday environment of my design studio in the "real world." In an architectural design studio, we work as an interdisciplinary global team to solve the complex problems of the built environment in a variety of different cultural contexts. We do this most effectively through storytelling--sharing personal experiences--w/ support of digital media & tools. A variety of activities--reflective & collaborative, right-brain & left-brain--happen simultaneously in an open environment. Like the design studio, the kindergarten environment places human interaction above all else."

[from a series: http://www.fastcodesign.com/users/tle ]
kindergarten  lifelongkindergarten  tcsnmy  design  classroomasstudio  schooldesign  learning  lcproject  howwework  howwelearn  cv  teaching  student-centered  learner-centered  toshare  topost  thirdteacher  trungle  reggioemilia 
july 2010 by robertogreco

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