Starting new at university after 20 plus years is not easy especially when my days at university were incredibly different to today. On-line learning…what is that?
My days at uni were all still about learning obviously but “back then” I thought a professional looking assignment was the one that I submitted after typing it out on a typewriter with built in liquid paper!
So, as I ponder what units I will choose to study next semester I spent some time looking at some of the key elements of this unit. That is, my first university study after all these years…no wonder my head hurts!
I remember my lecturer saying to us at the beginning of the unit “I don’t want to inundate you with everything in one go”. How busy could it be, I thought? I am sure, with the “wisdom of age” behind me I would be ok…hmmm…
Well, I started to mind map my unit and look how much we have explored, and probably a lot more I have missed out on here…my head can’t think past these.
It was an interesting exercise because what I thought would be a unit of physical “Learning Spaces” turns out to be so much more…so much more!
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“DEPLETION OF THE WORLD’S RESOURCES IS A NATURAL CONTRACEPTIVE” Rita Finlay, 2013
So, my “reflective and critical thought learning spaces” are at the moment, 24 hours a day it seems, consumed with this process of designing a “learning space of the future”.
So many conflicting thoughts and supposed solutions that don’t correspond or work together.
Let’s go back to an original post on this site “21st Century Sustainable Learning Spaces Are Two Faced” and I go around in circles trying to resolve the world’s global, population, resources and economic problems. What am I thinking? Continue reading
An exploration of several learning spaces of the now and the 21st century, and how they transform our understanding of student learning, curriculum and teacher pedagogy.
This concept of co-operative learning and the effects on the 21st century ‘drove me to blog”…21st century?? Maybe we should call it “Early 21st century” as we have only just entered this timeline and the changes in our students learning environments are prodigious. The theories, techniques and methods of Co-operative Learning may have been here a while but the tools , the content, the resources in our classrooms particularly, technology have “turned learning environments” to a newer level.
“Co-operative learning itself is being re-shaped for the 21st century,
particularly in partnership with developments in technology. (Robert. E Slavin) Continue reading
A PLN is an acronym for Personal Learning Network.
1. Is interactive,
2. It is collective and connects you to and engages you with other people with similar interests
3. Has the intention that learning will occur
4. Is usually online. They have always existed pre Internet and WEB 2.0 eg staffrooms, worksites, meeting rooms but are now accessible to anyone, anywhere via the Internet and Web 2.0.
5. A place, where people with similar and specific interests, can filter through a “tonne” of information and share the most beneficial, useful and learning based ideas.
6. A virtual place to provide feedback, and to share ideas to fellow “learners’ through articles and websites