Skip to main content

BBC News story: The Education Revolution


A great story if you have time to listen, I heard it on the radio. It's not available online yet but it will be available soon the page says.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01xrlpm

Things I found interesting:

The role of cognitive science in developing educational experiences.

Examples of two camps - total ICT integration in 0-13 education (to the point of taking over teaching roles traditionally held by human teachers), and total ICT removal in 0-13 education.

Both camps take the approach of maintaining and developing creativity and critical thinking (versus filling empty vessels), but each side sees their own methods/tools as best for achieving this.

IMHO we can be creative without ICT, but ICT opens new avenues/ways to be creative and communicate creative processes and output. As to what age range is best to begin embedding ICT I have no idea. What I do know is that I have provided educational software on tablets and PC's for my own kids and without doubt they are learning -e.g. Math (Mathletics), English (Reading eggs), colours/shapes/animal names/etc (toddler apps on tablets). They also play outside, build using lego, watch TV, attend school, engage in sport, etc. What ever happened to balance?


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

What does 2021 hold for student #learningexperience at my university

"Handwriting Text E-Learning Loading. Concept meaning Forecasting the future event"   by  focusonmore.com  is licensed under  CC BY 2.0 This year we have a unique opportunity to capitalise on what was 2020 and all the impacts it had on learning and teaching.  Staff ICT literacy levels and confidence increased because they had to use digital tools for teaching, there was no choice. This situation was complicated, academics of all levels of ICT literacy had to adapt. Some staff had zero experience with digital tools and were using online tools for the first time, while others are always pushing boundaries and looking for alternative tools available from central support areas. As with staff, some students have very low ICT literacy, while others blaze ahead of the curve, using the tools like pros and needing much instruction. They just work it out. Shifting this cohort of students and staff to fully online was a massive undertaking and a huge shock for everyone.  Going into 2020

Good assessment design is hard, here are some resources that might help

Designing good assessment is an art and a science IMHO. Here are some great resources, as much for my record as they are useful for others. http://static.pdesas.org/content/documents/M1-Slide_22_DOK_Hess_Cognitive_Rigor.pdf https://www.teachthought.com/critical-thinking/14-brilliant-blooms-taxonomy-posters-for-teachers/ (nice) http://static.pdesas.org/content/documents/M1-Slide_19_DOK_Wheel_Slide.pdf https://www.edutopia.org/blog/levels-of-understanding-learning-fits-all-charity-stephens (multiple pathways to cater for student diversity)

Make your #onlinelearning experience more personal with a #lightboard

In August 2019 the DVCA at UC wanted to invest in some light boards as he had seen the educational benefits at the previous university he worked for. I was tasked with putting in a comprehensive bid to an annual equipment fund and, if successful, follow the process through to implementation working with AV Services, and Library Services. As of March 2020 the Library houses UC's first ever Lighboard, and academic staff are putting it to good use. The Lightboard is a glass panel filled with light which stands between the teacher and the audience/camera. The teacher faces the camera (viewers) and writes on the glass using liquid chalk (for best results), the results glow on the glass, and a camera is used to record the session. The camera we use flips the image horizontally so the writing appears in the correct orientation without having to flip it in a post production process. The videos capture the face and hand movements/gestures of the teacher, as well as the hand written conten