Thursday, August 28, 2008

"We Think"

Just giving kids a laptop is not what real learning is about. It's like giving fish to a hungry man! As teachers we need to lead our students to understand that they have the vehicle that allows them more than ever to participate in culture, contribute their ideas, views, information. The web allows them not just to publish but to share and connect, to collaborate and when the conditions are right, to create, together. That is why the web is a platform for mass creativity and innovation. "Teach a man to fish and he will never go hungry, teach students how to use the Web and they can learn forever!" These ideas are explored in Charles Leadbeater’s latest book ‘We Think’ .

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What's stuck in the brain ....

"The problem with human societies is not that they aim too high and fail but that they aim too low and succeed!" -Ken Robinson

"There is a global creativity crisis, we are teaching uncreativity.....we should be teaching HOW to learn rather than WHAT to learn.." Tony Buzan

"25% of 5 year olds display enterprising behaviours;
Only 3% of 15 year olds display it ....are we just de-enterpising our students?" Paul Kearney

"We rob our students of enterprise by caring too much - we want to do it for them" Paul Kearney

"Real transformation.. must affect people and cultures far beyond those organisations controlled by government" David Hargreaves

"Learning is a mediated process. It's not good enough just to give students a framework, they need competent professionals."

"The craft of the teacher is to mediate to the students."

Pedagogy + Purpose = Relevant Learning Environments

"If you don't know why you're doing it, learning won't happen"

"Why do you want to make the learning different?"

Creativity is the process of having ideas of original value!

Creativity is the process of having ideas of original value!

Room for All!!

Room for All!!
Great article in the Sun Herald