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4 mayo, 2014

When childcare backfires! by @TeacherToolkit

Towards a New Pedagogy of Engaged Learning

New Images of Education

Participatory culture by definition requires full engagement by learners, and it becomes their inclination when environments are well facilitated.  This article by Contact North provides a framework that can be used by facilitators to guide immersive learning.  «The importance of student engagement as a success factor in learning has long been recognized. With all the tools and resources available in the 21st century to extend and support this engagement, we need to revise our understanding of teaching and learning – what we refer to as pedagogy.»

via Towards a New Pedagogy of Engaged Learning | Contact North.

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Alternatives to the Growing Corporate Model of Education and Educational Assessment


One of the things the assessment gurus of corporate-style education don’t like is the idea of professors in complete control of the curriculum and pedagogy in their own classrooms. They want everyone «to be on the same page,» feeling that education has no value unless done in unison. This is the thinking behind most cries for «standards.» There are things, the assumption is, that everyone needs to know.

The trouble is, this is an elitist attitude leaving decisions to a cognoscenti with very little experience in those worlds whose needs they are defining. Certainly, few who create standards have recent classroom experience or true understanding of the lives today’s students live and will live. This attitude is also extremely regressive. One of the problems with the «great books» concept for learning is that it, of necessity, redefines the past, reifying certain attitudes and choices unnecessarily and limiting exploration to marked paths. 

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