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Nigel Coutts

Valuing and responding to resistance to change - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    Change is something that we fear or embrace. It is widely considered as the one constant in our lives. For education at present we face a deluge of reports that the pace of change shall only accelerate and its scale become more absolute. No wonder then that many teachers feel now is a good time for a move out of the profession. For others the changing face of education is seen as bringing exciting new possibilities wrapped in engaging challenges. Regardless of how reliable predictions for change may prove to be it is worth considering how individuals and groups respond to it.
Nigel Coutts

Moving past the days of the old school yard - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    Society confronts educational change in an odd, entirely counter intuitive manner. On one hand we acknowledge that education can and should do a better job of preparing our children for the future while on the other we cling to the models of education that we knew. This led educational writer Will Richardson to state that 'the biggest barrier to rethinking schooling in response to the changing worldscape is our own experience in schools'. Our understandings of what school should be like and our imaginings of what school could be like are so clouded by this experience that even the best evidence for change is overlooked or mistrusted.
Nigel Coutts

What truly drives change in Education? - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    You do not need to look very hard to find a report claiming that schools and education needs to change. But real change needs more than teacher blaming and increased accountability. What will drive real change is . . .
Nigel Coutts

Local Wisdom versus Global Assessments - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    A significant shift continues to occur within global education markets. It is signified by the manner in which it makes sense to speak of a global education market. It is driven by neo-liberalism and the expansion of markets into all aspects of our lives and it is made possible by manipulation of the third messaging system within the educational triad of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. It is a drive towards accountable, comparable and productive education systems fine-tuned to maximise the return on investment and provide industry with the workforce it desires. What must be asked is how does this trend impact students and are these the forces that should be driving change in our education systems?
Nigel Coutts

Change, culture and Cultural Change in Education - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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     Embedded in the very weave of the organisation, culture is the most difficult aspect of an organisation to change and the hardest form of change to sustain 'That's because transforming a culture requires influencing people's deepest beliefs and most habitual behaviours' (Rogers, Meehan & Tanne 2006 p5). Rogers et al indicate that as little as 10% of all organisations that set out to develop a high performing culture achieve their goal.
Nigel Coutts

Four perspectives on truth, normality and education in times of rapid change - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    We are living in interesting, frightening and rapidly changing times. Where rapid changes and transformations through technology, politics, globalisation and the climate, conspire against normality. These times demand a fresh approach to changes, one that provides learners with the thinking dispositions they need to turn challenges into opportunities.  "All that was 'normal' has now evaporated; we have entered postnormal times, the in-between period where old orthodoxies are dying, new ones have not yet emerged, and nothing really makes sense." But what thinking might guide us through this time of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity?
Nigel Coutts

Educators as Agents for Educational Policy - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    Education exists in an uneasy domain and the teaching professional is forced to navigate between a multitude of conflicting tensions. Our Education systems are dominated by abundance of voices all shouting for attention and offering a solution to the problems they have diagnosed. Each individual claims expertise and insights gained from years as a student is sufficient experience to allow one to speak with authority. - Educators need to find their voice. 
Nigel Coutts

The BIG Three for Managing Change - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    Understanding responses to change is critical and with the predicted future of education increasingly being linked to innovative practices which prepare students for an unknown future change is a central theme
Nigel Coutts

Professional Learning Communities for School Transformation - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    The role of the teacher is slowly but surely changing and with this come new challenges. Change becomes inevitable and processes for managing this and capitalising on the opportunities it brings becomes paramount within organisations. It is perhaps not surprising that educational institutions may evolve to become what are termed 'Learning Organisations' or 'Professional Learning Communities' within which there is a focus on the application of the principles of learning to manage change and explore new opportunities. 
Andrea Grinton

QuickClass Online Educational Tools For Quick Learning - 0 views

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    Nowadays internet changed everything in e-learning and the internet now plays an important role in online education the way that we learners of all ages.
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    Nowadays internet changed everything in e-learning and the internet now plays an important role in online education the way that we learners of all ages.
Nigel Coutts

Embracing the complexity of change - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    The potential for reliably predicting the outcome of any change effort is surely difficult if not even impossible once the number of influences becomes large. Acknowledging the complexity that exists and seeing the potential for growth, creativity and innovation that can exist within an organisation at 'the edge of chaos' are useful strategies as schools face a period of unprecedented change. 
Nigel Coutts

Why we don't cook frogs slowly and other thoughts on change - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    The frog in the pot of boiling water in An Inconvenient Truth is a cinematic moment that has the desired effect. It is one of the moments from the film that the audience remembers long after the credits roll. I have often thought about how this metaphor applies to change and particularly the way that change operates in schools.
Clif Mims

2020 Forecast: Creating the Future of Learning - 0 views

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    This 2020 Forecast is a tool for thinking about, preparing for, and shaping the future. It outlines key forces of change that will shape the landscape of learning over the next decade. The forecast does not predict what will happen, but rather serves as a guide to the as-yet-unwritten future. It is designed to help you see connections among things that once seemed unrelated and to help you consider the changes and challenges that you are facing today within the context of wider patterns of change. Ultimately, the 2020 Forecast aims to provoke your own thinking about what role you want to play in creating the future of learning.
Admission Times

Top 5 Free Admission Websites Every College Student Should Know ... - 0 views

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    In this era of rapid changes, top changesal websites for students plays a crucial role in providing the relevant information about the Universities in USA. A lot factors are to be assessed and shortlisted regarding the USA Universities, before getting into one. Many key factors like deadlines, scholarships, ranking, application procedure, academic qualification, tuition fees , and exams, plays a critical role on students' as well as on parents' mind. To remove all those perplex situation, a list of Top changesal Websites in USA is given below -
Fred Delventhal

woices.com - where the words go - 0 views

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Concepts * What is a walk? * What are tags? * What is the Twilight Zone? * Why no photos or videos, just voice? Recording and uploading * How do I record and share an echo? * How do I give recorder permanent permission to use microphone? * I've got a .wav audio file how can I upload it? * How do I encode audios to mp3? Managing echoes * How many echoes can I create? * How do I place an echo on its exact location? * How do I change an echo license? * How do I change an echo location? * How can I change the title of an echo? * How can I delete an echo? Using the site * How do I register? * How do I find echoes from some place? * How can I keep favorites? Community * How do I contact another user? * What should I do if I find an offensive or illegal echo? Legalese * Is Woices free? * Can I modify or redistribute any echo? * Which kind of license do my echoes have? Other * Can I help translating woices.com to my mother language? * Will you go GPS? * Problems playing echoes and walks? * How do I report bugs or feedback about woices? Concepts top What is a walk? Registered users can group some of their echoes and create a walk. A walk is a collection of related echoes, usually geographically close so that they can be listened in sucession (during a 'walk'). Walks are dynamic since users can keep adding or removing echoes from their walks.
LUCIAN DUMA

BLOG USING GR8 WEB 2.0 TOOLS AND APPS IN XXI CENTURY EDUCATION by Lucian http://xeeme.com/ecurator/: #curation is #socialmedia king . Top 10 #edtech20 tools who will change research this year - 12 views

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    #curation is #socialmedia king . Top 10 #edtech20 tools who will change research in #education20 this year . I invite you to subscribe free to our monthly newstelller http://bitly.com/edtech20newsteller . This post was made after 1 year research in #edtech20 #socialmedia #curation project . If you are agree that #curation is #socialmedia king leave a comment and share with #PLN . Also I invite to read every week on this blog about  gr8 tools . Also all my blog post are now on scoopit http://bitly.com/edtech20projectresearch
Kim T

Education and Early Childhood Development: Career Cruising - 0 views

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    Career Cruising is an internet-based career exploration and planning tool used by students in grades 7-12. Established in 1997, Career Cruising is currently used by over eight thousand institutions across North America, including schools, employment agencies, libraries, colleges and universities This tool supports career education courses and programs at the senior high level (grades 10-12) as well as the Life Learning Choices strand in the intermediate (grades 7-9) health curriculum. It assists students in the collection of data for their personal portfolio. Student logins are generated at Career Cruising, and students have the option to change their passwords to secure their own personal information. As students plan, develop, and document their pathway to a successful career, they are able to use Career Cruising to explore careers that are related to their skills and interests. For further information, please contact the Board Career education Consultants. Western School Board at 438-4017 Eastern School District at 368-6963
Roger Zuidema

Getting Started - 1 to 1 Schools - 13 views

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    Once schools make the commitment to move to one to one, lots of questions arise about how to make that transformation. Within the past week, I have received multiple emails requesting my recommendations about what steps to take when moving to one to one. First of all, I must say I am extremely excited to receive these requests. Currently, less than ten percent of schools nationwide have one to one, and I think that is a sad statistic. Leaders of one to one schools and those currently making that transition are the trailblazers in education today. Their work has the potential to transform education in a way that hasn't happened in the past 100 years. My recommendations around implementation of one to one focus around two major themes. The first theme is addressing all of the issues that arise with such a major change. The second theme deals with the...
Nigel Coutts

Project Zero Turns 50 - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    This year is the fiftieth birthday of Harvard's Project Zero, a research project designed to explore the nature of thinking and learning and from this suggest pedagogies which align with what we know about the mind. For its birthday celebration Project Zero shared insights from its five decades of research with presentations from Howard Gardner, David Perkins, Shari Tasman, Steve Seidel and Daniel Wilson. The presentations revealed the changing nature of the work of Project Zero from its early days and focus on arts education to its current position as a research organisation with broad interests across education but with a focus on thinking, understanding and the workings of the mind.
Nigel Coutts

Why such a rapid pace of change? - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    I am currently reading "Thank you for being late: An optimist's guide to thriving in the age of accelerations" and have found in this the answer to these questions. In essence we are confronting two types of change, one that we have always faced and one that is unique to our current times. 
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