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Am I Still Autistic: John Hall at TEDxManhattanBeach - YouTube - 0 views

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    Love, love, love. This is an amazing video. Every teacher should watch this!
Liz Keeney

John Dewey (American philosopher and educator) -- Encyclopedia Britannica - 0 views

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    An encyclopedia description of John Dewey, a leader in progressive education.
ian august

John Dewey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 0 views

  • School and Society (1900), The Child and the Curriculum (1902), Democracy and Education (1916) and Experience and Education (1938). Throughout these writings, several recurrent themes ring true; Dewey continually argues that education and learning are social and interactive processes, and thus the school itself is a social institution through which social reform can and should take place.
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  • ieved that students thrive in an environment where they are allowed to experience and interact with the curriculum, and all students should have the opportunity to take part in their own learning.
  • life means to give him command of himself; it means so to train him that he will have the full and ready use of all his capacities” (1897, p. 6).[23] In addition to helping students realize their full potential, Dewey goes on to acknowledge that education and schooling are instrumental in creating social change and reform
  • According to Dewey, the teacher should not be one to stand at the front of the room doling out bits of information to be absorbed by passive students. Instead, the teacher’s role should be that of facilitator and guide.
  • The teacher is not in the school to impose certain ideas or to form certain habits in the child, but is there as a member of the community to select the influences which shall affect the child and to assist him in properly responding to these influences (p. 9)
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    john dewey wikipedia page
ian august

Amazon.com: The Child and the Curriculum: -1902 (9781112319969): John Dewey: Books - 0 views

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    John deweys book, The chld and the curriculum referenced in the article I read where he talks about learner centered teaching
ian august

Confessions of an Aca/Fan: Archives: A New Culture of Learning: An Interview with John ... - 0 views

  • . In fact we encourage that kind of exploration. It is how children explore and gain information about the world around them.
  • Can you share some of what you learned about student-directed learning
  • What we are essentially doing when we move to student-directed learning is undermining our own relatively stable (though I would argue obsolete) notions of expertise and replacing them something new and different.
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  • One of the key arguments we are making is that the role of educators needs to shift away from being expert in a particular area of knowledge, to becoming expert in the ability to create and shape new learning environments. In
  • You get to see students learn, discover, explore, play, and develop, which is the primary reason
  • We take it as a truism that kids learn about the world through play.
  • known that at that age, play and learning are indistinguishable. The premise of A New Culture of Learning is grounded in the idea that we are now living in a world of constant change and flux, which means that more often than not, we are faced with the same problem that vexes children. How do I make sense of this strange, changing, amazing world? By returning to play as a modality of learning, we can see how a world in constant flux is no longer a challenge or hurdle to overcome; it becomes a limitless resource to engage, stimulate, and cultivate the imagination. Our argument brings to the fore the old aphorism "imagination is more important than knowledge." In a networked world, information is always available and getting easier and easier to access. Imagination, what you actually do with that information, is the new challenge
  • users are not so much creating content as they are constantly reshaping context
  • how we learn is more important than what we learn.
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    great article on models and theories of teaching in the new media technology age
ian august

John Seely Brown: Chief of Confusion - 1 views

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    Author of article minds on fire
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