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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

Connected learning

Image from PXhere Connected learning is currently a popular phrase in education. It's the theme of my keynote speech to the EADL conference in Tallinn, Estonia in May 2019. Learning in the digital age involves a lot of technology, but fundamentally the role of the learner is still to explore, discover and acquire knowledge. Through technology, we can connect not only with content but also context - people, resources and ideas, and we can also share our own ideas for discussion and further...
Tags: Technology, Learning, Education, Scaffolding, Pedagogy, Algorithm, eLearning, Connected, Tallinn Estonia, Piaget, Vygotsky, ZPD, Jerome Bruner, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, MKO

Animate The Vision

Originally published on Smart Brief Part of motivating others is appealing to their ideals. Another part is animating the vision and breathing life into it. To enlist others, you need to help them see and feel how their interests and aspirations align with the vision. In sales, the classic example of this is the test drive. The reason sellers want car shoppers to get behind the wheel and take it for a spin right away is simple. There’s no better way to see and feel what it would be like to own ...
Tags: Startups, Leadership, Management, Chicago, Harvard University, Wiley, Vision, Marc Benioff, Frank Lloyd Wright, Wright, Burnham, Marc, Daniel Burnham, Nieman Foundation for Journalism, Siebel Systems, Thinking Aloud

Constructivism 2: The Cognitive Revolution

Jerome Bruner was was a prime mover in the emergence of the so-called ‘Cognitive Revolution,’ an intellectual movement in the 1950s that began what are known collectively as the cognitive sciences – an interdisciplinary study of the cognitive processes underlying the acquisition and use of knowledge. Continue Reading → The post Constructivism 2: The Cognitive Revolution appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.
Tags: eLearning, E-learning, Piaget, Bruner, Vygotsky, Learning Theory, Learning Styles, Jerome Bruner, Constructivism, Cognitive Revolution

Around the World in 30 Days: January 2017

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report This month in The Global Search for Education, William Gaudelli, George Rupp and Dana Mortenson shared their perspectives on how to build more inclusive communities across political, economic and cultural divides, and on the lessons we all learned from recent world events. "The vote in the U.K. in favor of Brexit, the rejection by referendum of the peace agreement in Colombia, and the 2016 U.S. election all illustrate the power of democratic processes to...
Tags: UK, News, Australia, Singapore, India, America, Colombia, Canada, Italy, New Zealand, Belgium, Finland, Norway, The Netherlands, Huffington Post, Wonderland

The Global Search for Education: The City of Jerome Bruner

"These schools and this community became staked more than fifty years ago on the idea that education is the highest investment for the present and for the future, in light also of the huge historical changes that human kind is going through." --  Carla Rinaldi In September 1994, Jerome Bruner, the famed psychologist, professor and education visionary, visited Reggio Emilia, a city in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy. The President of Reggio Children at that time had written to P...
Tags: UK, News, Australia, Singapore, India, New York City, Canada, Italy, New Zealand, Belgium, Finland, Norway, The Netherlands, Huffington Post, Wonderland, Administration

Passing of the year

2016 was arguably an unprecedented year for celebrity deaths. Social media channels may have glowed red hot with the seemingly relentless demise of a procession of celebrities - entertainers, astronauts, authors - occasionally entire bands, and other well known individuals from the public sphere. Less reported in the mainstream media was the passing of a number of important individuals that have impacted significantly on the world of education. Earlier this year I wrote tributes to two of the k...
Tags: Psychology, Technology, Learning, Education, Israel, Theory, Schools, Pedagogy, eLearning, Salomon, Seymour Papert, Jerome Bruner, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Alvin Toffler, Toffler

Edith Turner and the Anthropology of Collective Joy

In these days of social, political, and ecological gloom, it's easy to become cynical. Everyday we are bombarded with news of racial prejudice, religious intolerance, economic inequality and xenophobia. Donald Trump, a man who is unabashedly racist, homophobic and misogynistic is about to become the Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States. In the UK, a majority of British voters have opted to leave the European Union. Many of them appear to be unaware of the economic an...
Tags: UK, News, United States, Zambia, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Edie, Paul Stoller, Northern Alaska, Jerome Bruner, south central Africa

Learning, storytelling and technology

My keynote presentation at Solstice 2016 (hosted by Edge Hill University, England) featured numerous narrative devices and storytelling tools. In particular, I built upon my recent blog series on narrative pedagogies, including a discussion around the use of literary devices in the classroom.These included the use of Chekhov's Gun, (which also featured a dangerous illusion at the end of the presentation as a demonstration of the principle), interrupted routine and red herrings.There were discus...
Tags: England, Technology, Learning, Education, Pedagogy, eLearning, Chekhov, Jerome Bruner, Steve Wheeler, Liberec Czech Republic, Digital Storytelling

Scaffolds and spirals

If you're a psychologist, an educational researcher, or a teacher, you have almost certainly quoted him at some point in your career. If not, he has definitely influenced your practice in some way. He was more than a giant, he was a colossus of the world of education and psychology. His name was Jerome Seymour Bruner, and he died yesterday at the age of 100 after an illustrious and highly influential career.Bruner was one of the founding fathers of the theory of social constructivism, an approa...
Tags: Learning, Education, Scaffolding, Schools, Ross, eLearning, Bruner, Vygotsky, ZPD, Jerome Bruner, Steve Wheeler, Liberec Czech Republic, Tony Hisgett

Harnessing The Power Of Brand Archetypes

The most famous brand archetype success of all time is also the most documented. In 1924, Philip Morris introduced Marlboro cigarettes as a brand for women, milder and filtered to contrast with the stronger unfiltered brands smoked by most men. The filter was even printed with a red band to hide lipstick marks. The original tagline for the brand was ‘Mild as May’. By 1954, the world had changed, and smokers reconsidered their love of unfiltered cigarettes. This led Marlboro to consider how t...
Tags: US, Marlboro, Philip Morris, Branding, Leo Burnett, Kogan Page, Jerome Bruner, Brand Research Brand Strategy Brand Licensing

The teacher as storyteller

A few days ago, I sat down to write a post explaining why I thought stories were such a powerful tool for learning. In my research, I came across a post I originally published in 2005. Once I had got over the shock of realising that this post was a full ten years old, I decided to share it again, given I probably now have a very different audience. I also believe it holds true today, although what I refer to as ‘the science’ has probably moved on. Anyway, I’m still working on my new post on st...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, Storytelling, Clive Shepherd, Jerome Bruner, Roger Schank