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Excavating knowledge

Photo by Steve Wheeler Theories of learning can be useful in helping us to understand the possibilities of learning, and also to guide teachers in their pedagogical practice. But to which theories should we subscribe? Furthermore, in the digital age where every aspect of our lives is governed by technology, do the theories from the last century still have relevance? The following exploration of the theory known as 'constructivism' may present some clues:Learning relies on the individual...
Tags: Technology, Learning, Education, Knowledge, Web, Teaching, Accommodation, eLearning, Piaget, Bruner, Vygotsky, ZPD, Jerome Bruner, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Assimilation


Head, hand and heart

Photo from Pxhere I can't speak for anyone else, but my own personal learning is most enriched when I'm in conversations with others. Whether it is sat during a break in a conference schedule; over a few drinks in the evening with a couple of colleagues; in breakout sessions; or simply sat discussing ideas across a social media channel; all of these can be rich veins of new thinking for me. I suspect it's the same for many others.I recently read a thought provoking article in the RSA jour...
Tags: School, Education, Knowledge, Skills, Curriculum, Schools, eLearning, Emotional Intelligence, Peter Hyman, Hyman, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Royal Society of Arts, Stratford East London, Head Hand And Heart, School 21


Why the Future is up to Us

We live in a fast-paced world where technology changes our lives daily. For some it’s invigorating. For others it’s intimidating if not terrifying. With news about AI (artificial intelligence) getting smarter and more accurate, self-driving cars and trucks becoming more … Continue reading →
Tags: Maps, Technology, Leadership, Money, Learning, Education, Knowledge, Future, Wealth, Innovation, Ai, Techology


We won't get fooled again

Image from Pixabay April Fool's day jokes are usually fun, and I've indulged myself once or twice. But amidst all the springtime pranks and laughter, a serious point was also made on social media. It was that April 1st appears to be the only date in the entire calendar when people make a real effort to carefully check news stories, to avoid being fooled.Wouldn't it be great if everyone learnt to do this every day, with every piece of news encountered? As most of our news is conveyed to us...
Tags: Technology, News, Learning, Education, Knowledge, Digital, Literacy, eLearning, Understanding, April Fool, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England


UnGoogleable questions again

Photo by Steve Wheeler Recently I posted a challenge in response to a question about lack of student engagement. It was to solve an unGoogleable question. Google (and other search engines) are used every day by academics and students alike to find content, and more often than not, to answer questions.It's no surprise then that many think that everything can be Googled. But they would be wrong. There are many questions that cannot be answered by simply going online and Googling.I blogged t...
Tags: Google, Technology, Learning, Education, Knowledge, Wikipedia, Blog, Teachers, Schools, eLearning, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, unGoogleable question, Human Anatomy


UnGoogleable questions

Image by Jim Groom on Flickr A perennial challenge for teachers everywhere is how to engage students and keep them engaged. Wherever I travel, I hear the same stories about how students are not engaged, and how they can be so easily distracted. Recently, technology (the handheld, personal variety) has come under fire from those who claim that it is a distraction in the classroom and lecture hall. Others have retorted that if teaching was engaging there would be no distractions - students ...
Tags: Google, Technology, Learning, Students, Education, Knowledge, Teachers, Engagement, eLearning, Distraction, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Jim Groom, unGoogleable question


Curiosity, cognition and content

Image from Wikimedia Commons Where does knowledge come from? As teachers we trade in knowledge on a daily basis, but how often do we think about its provenance? We could argue that the majority of what we 'know' derives from our ability to be able to think, to reason, to reflect, to ask questions - our higher cognitive processes. Curiosity provides the impetus for us to be able to investigate the universe we are in. Exploration and discovery have formed the basis of all scientific endeavo...
Tags: Technology, Learning, Education, Knowledge, Wikipedia, New Zealand, Pedagogy, eLearning, Provenance, Wikimedia Commons, Auckland University of Technology, Digital Age, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Metacognition, Wikimedia Commons Where


Smoke and mirrors

Photo by Sarah Joy on Flickr Hidden away in the heart of the ancient Barbican area of Plymouth, England are the authentic Mayflower Steps. You probably know the story. In 1620, a little ship set sail from the South Devon port and launched out across the great Atlantic Ocean, carrying a contingent of around one hundred Pilgrims - mainly Puritan folk - and abut thirty crew. When they eventually arrived in the New World they established one of the first colonies on the East coast of what is ...
Tags: Learning, Education, Knowledge, Britain, Schools, Plymouth, Barbican, eLearning, Atlantic Ocean, United States of America, Ocean City, McBride, Digital Literacy, South Devon, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England


Imagined futures 6: Learning from home

Image source: Chicago Sunday Tribune Back in 1959, when television was still monochrome, and movie films ruled the entertainment industry, people were already dreaming about how we could capture the moving image for home use. Video recorders were very much in their infancy. The first commercially available video recording device wasn't available until 1956, and the more affordable home video cassette recorders (VCRs) such as VHS and Betamax would not be seen in homes for at least another ...
Tags: Video, Technology, Learning, Education, Knowledge, Library, Recording, eLearning, Retrofuturism, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Chicago Sunday Tribune Back, Nic Negroponte


Imagined futures 6: Home entertainment

Image source: Chicago Sunday Tribune Back in 1959, when television was still monochrome, and movie films ruled the entertainment industry, people were already dreaming about how we could capture the moving image for home use. Video recorders were very much in their infancy. The first commercially available video recording device wasn't available until 1956, and the more affordable home video cassette recorders (VCRs) such as VHS and Betamax would not be seen in homes for at least another ...
Tags: Video, Technology, Learning, Education, Knowledge, Library, Recording, eLearning, Retrofuturism, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Chicago Sunday Tribune Back, Nic Negroponte


Imagined futures 4: Enhanced vision

Image from Wikimedia Commons The notion of technology as a mind tool is seductive. Being able to enhance or extend any or all of the capabilities of the mind through the use of distributed memory, crowdsourced knowledge and enriched experiences is a goal for many researchers and developers, especially in education.Perhaps the most seductive of all goals is the capability to enhance or improve vision. We've been working on it for years, correcting vision problems with spectacles and contac...
Tags: Technology, Learning, Education, Knowledge, Vr, Virtual Reality, Hugo Gernsback, Crowdsource, eLearning, Retrofuturism, Gernsback, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Antonin Artaud, Holodeck, Mindtools


Learning by design?

A recent tweet by Jason Elsom made me sit up and take notice: 'We need to stop designing schools for teaching and start designing schools for learning.' And therein lies the dichotomy of education. Are teachers there to instruct, or to facilitate? Do they lecture, or do they support? Most teachers do both depending on context, but I believe it's the balance that Jason is questioning in his statement. We can either place an emphasis on teaching or we can privilege learning as the most important ...
Tags: Learning, Education, Knowledge, Teaching, Schools, Pedagogy, Jason, eLearning, Spaces, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Classrooms, Jason Elsom


4 reasons to use Creative Commons

In the social media age, sharing and repurposing are common place. Many professionals depend on the ability to amplify and distribute content freely through their networks. This raises a number of tensions around creativity, intellectual property and copyright. Creative Commons (CC) is a copyright management system that goes a long way to addressing these issues.Teachers in all education sectors trade in knowledge and content. Creative Commons licences can enable teachers everywhere to access c...
Tags: Technology, Learning, Education, Internet, Knowledge, Cc, Web, Copyright, Creative Commons, Intellectual Property, Content, eLearning, Attribution, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England


27 Things I Learned At My First Electric Daisy Carnival

Late last week, Julianne Escobedo Shepherd asked the Jezebel staff if anyone else wanted to go to the Electric Daisy Carnival in New York. Although I didn’t know what the Electric Daisy Carnival was (and basically still don’t), I said “Yes, I will,” because I’m trying to live más (when I said this to Kate Dries, she said, “You are?”).Read more...
Tags: New York, Education, Knowledge, Edc, Edm, Kate Dries, Rave, Electric Daisy Carnival


Learners are now prosumers

Previously on this blog I wrote about how learners are increasingly creating content and new knowledge as they learn. They can share this content using a growing range of social media tools, and can enjoy dialogue with others which they can learn from. The idea of learner as producer is gathering traction in all sectors of education and training, from primary schools (see for example Quadblogging or the 100 Word Challenge) through to workplace learning. The video below is one recorded at Learnin...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, London, Learning, Education, Knowledge, Social Media, Blogging, Development, Dialogue, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, 100wc, Quadblogging, Unicorn Training Video, Unicorn Training Learners


Learners are now prosumers

Previously on this blog I wrote about how learners are increasingly creating content and new knowledge as they learn. They can share this content using a growing range of social media tools, and can enjoy dialogue with others which they can learn from. The idea of learner as producer is gathering traction in all sectors of education and training, from primary schools (see for example Quadblogging or the 100 Word Challenge) through to workplace learning. The video below is one recorded at Learnin...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, London, Learning, Education, Knowledge, Social Media, Blogging, Development, Dialogue, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, 100wc, Quadblogging, Unicorn Training Video, Unicorn Training Learners


New pedagogies?

In a recent blog post, Antonio Teixera, President of EDEN wrote: "By just adding 21st century technologies to 20th century teaching practices we’ll only be diluting the effectiveness of teaching." He's right. We can't simply introduce new technologies into conservative environments such as schools and universities and then expect them to have positive impact. We will fail if we attempt to use new tools while we teach in the same the old ways. Firstly, the technology will not fit the teaching me...
Tags: Technology, Learning, Education, Knowledge, Schools, Eden, Pedagogies, Antonio Teixera, Alan Levine, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England


New pedagogies?

In a recent blog post, Antonio Teixera, President of EDEN wrote: "By just adding 21st century technologies to 20th century teaching practices we’ll only be diluting the effectiveness of teaching." He's right. We can't simply introduce new technologies into conservative environments such as schools and universities and then expect them to have positive impact. We will fail if we attempt to use new tools while we teach in the same the old ways. Firstly, the technology will not fit the teaching me...
Tags: Technology, Learning, Education, Knowledge, Schools, Eden, Pedagogies, Antonio Teixera, Alan Levine, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England


A fine balance

Who leads the learning in your institution? Is it the teachers, or students - or do both contribute equally to ensure the best possible conditions for learning? It's a fine balance.Carl Rogers championed student centred learning, while John Dewey emphasised the importance of learner participation. Seymour Papert strongly believed that the best learning takes place when learners take charge. The Progressive Education movement holds that education is not something that should be imposed upon stud...
Tags: New York, Learning, Students, Education, Knowledge, Choice, Teachers, Philadelphia, John Dewey, Seymour Papert, Carl Rogers, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Progressive Education, Paulo Frei, Gloucester MA



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