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Nigel Coutts

Curiosity as the edge of knowledge phenomenon that drives learning - The Learner's Way - 12 views

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    We are driven by curiosity. It is an innately human quality that has driven us to explore, ask questions, investigate, wonder why and search for a deeper understanding. In a very fundamental way curiosity is the driver of all self-directed learning. It is our desire to find out more, unlock new knowledge and answer our questions (big ones and little ones) that compels us to learn. Sir Ken Robinson famously and provocatively asked "Do Schools Kill Creativity?". The same question might be asked about curiosity.
Nigel Coutts

Debating false dichotomies: a new front in the education wars - The Learner's Way - 8 views

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    Sometimes, it seems everyone who ever went to school is an expert on education and has a plan to make it better. Actual teaching experience, years of professional learning and formal training are all easily swept aside. The result is an ongoing dialog around what schools should do, what teachers need to do more of or less of and how the academic success of the nation is linked to strategy x or y.
Martin Burrett

Improving Knowledge Retrieval by @guruteaching - 18 views

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    "Watching my students' faces as I explain to them that they will be sitting a test in a fortnight is something to behold.  I often witness a whole range of emotions, from annoyance, to despair, to completely blank and unreadable expressions. It's never a good look! So, a priority I've been working on for the past few months is improving knowledge retrieval, so that when a test is announced, my students can deal with it in a much more positive way."
wattsal

Prior Knowledge as an Unexpected Obstacle to Learning - 37 views

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    An interesting article about how limited or inaccurate prior knowledge interferes with understanding, along with strategies for managing the dynamic.
Nigel Coutts

The Future of Knowledge - 13 views

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    What services like Google Now and Evernote Context suggest for the future of knowledge?
Robert Hochberg

Digitizing Depths of Knowledge GIEWC - 41 views

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    Sean jay O'Neil Digitizing depths of knowledge
Deborah Baillesderr

http://www.stancoe.org/SCOE/iss/common_core/overview/overview_depth_of_knowledge/dok_qu... - 37 views

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    DOK Question Stems
Donal O' Mahony

Information / Knowledge | eLearning Island - 33 views

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    I was fascinated at how a picture by Hugh MacLeod on "information and knowledge" was retweeted by so many educators and so wrote a short post about it.
Andrew McCluskey

Every scholarly article archived online | Marketplace.org - 51 views

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    Perma is a new archival project being undertaken by "some of the most prestigious institutions in the country" who are "taking efforts to create a new, permanent archive of scholarly work online."
Steve Ransom

Teaching for Understanding (Harvard GSE) on Vimeo - 90 views

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    Great video to watch and think about what learning should look like
Thieme Hennis

MOOCs: The cutting announcement of the wrong revolution | betrokken wetenschap - 27 views

  • A critical assessment of mainstream of higher education reveals that universities spent most energy on delivery of knowledge. Application of knowledge is dominated by ‘near transfer’, which means that students learn to give practical examples of theoretical concepts. ‘Far transfer’ originates from the analysis and solving of real problems, without prior exposure to cues regarding relevant knowledge. It occurs in Schools that deploy problem- or project-based learning. Exchange of codified and practical knowledge is absent in general. It might take place during internships, but projects outside the university are better and moreover, they offer opportunity for integration with other learning processes.
  • A balanced and integrated approach of the three learning processes mentioned above is occurring in only few universities. Elsewhere, students learn (and forget) lots of knowledge, have only limited experience with the application of knowledge and are ignorant of the clash between codified and practical knowledge. Consequently, the majority of our universities are disavowing their main goal, the development of ‘readiness for society’. It is this verdict that justifies a revolution in higher education.
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    interesting comments about different types of transfer, and the role of MOOCs.
Roland Gesthuizen

It's the End of an Era - Enter the Knowledgeable Networker - Forbes - 26 views

  • Knowledgeable networkers are very good at what they do, and at the same time, do not pretend to know it all. They consider the entire puzzle, not just their own area of expertise. They’re integrative thinkers with broad interests and connections. They see how puzzle pieces fit together without needing to know everything about each piece
  • They have instant access to multiple knowledge workers via a phone call, email, Twitter post, or LinkedIn InMail. They can bring experts and expertise into a team, a department, or organization to fulfill a specific need or help seize an opportunity.
  • The knowledgeable networker can also seek out, find, assimilate, and translate useful information into workable solutions.
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  • In a faster-and-faster moving world, the ability to tap your team members’ or former colleagues’ networks to bring expertise to a situation and then set it free, will allow your organization to be faster, more nimble, and more capable than ever before.
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    "My colleague Ken Perlman is fascinated by the employee and team dynamics within large organizations. Here he shares the type of skills and sensibilities that he has observed in the most efficient workers."
Donal O' Mahony

Googlecracy… | eLearning Island - 19 views

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    This is a blog I wrote after I read an academic article 'Power on': Googlecracy, privatisation and the standardisation of sources (Souto-Otero and Beneito-Montagut 2013). I have related the article to teachers in the Second Level (high-school) system of education.
Ruth Sinker

Glossary » Knowledge@Wharton High School - 18 views

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    Brilliant! English/Spanish video glossary of business-related terms. 
Steven Szalaj

The Practical University - NYTimes.com - 24 views

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    Online classes at universities have strengths and limitations - this essay points to a role that higher education can fill beyond what MOOCs offer.  
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