A Personal Reflection about Learning

Figure 24. Read, A. (2013). Boy in Wonder 1. From Texas A&M University. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/k2ammbd. Reprinted with permission

I was noting to myself this morning about a shift I have had since doing this unit (The Learning Space) in relation to learning. It is quite a simple one but nevertheless significant for me. I thought it may be for others as well. Continue reading

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Self-directed Learning – no experience required

Figure22. Walker, M. (2013). Overcoming the odds…(L to R) Stephen Diamani and Massimo with Leo, Mum Sally and Marco. From ABC News, Australian Story. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/ort7j2o. Reprinted with permission.

When I saw this story I kept thinking throughout, what a great example of self-directed learning it was. The image links to the written article which outlines the story of a father who set about finding a way to save his son. Continue reading

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New Steve Jobs Schools

Figure 10. Flickinger,B. student i-pad 001. From www.SchoolTechnology.org Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/lt5e3cg. Reprinted with permission

Figure 10. Flickinger,B. student i-pad 001. From http://www.SchoolTechnology.org
Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/lt5e3cg. Reprinted with permission

The video (image link) is about the recent opening of a number of Steve Jobs Schools across the Netherlands. Interesting, causing controversy and worth a look! I would be interested in your opinion.

I have been looking for updates on how they are going but the schools have only been opened for a number of weeks. I think it’s a case of ‘watch this space’.

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‘Think Like a Scientist’ and ‘ Solve Problems Like An Engineer’

Look below for the great problem solving resources I found and potential community of practice learning with NASA via interactive links and other resources.

The National Library of Australia has an excellent educational website called Australian Backyard Astronomy with an incredible collection of resources. The resource file runs deep, apparent as you begin to look around, and there are some terrific interactive online learning activities for K-6 students.  Continue reading

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Bringing the Village to the City

This You Tube video is a short excerpt of a speech made by London Mayor Boris Johnson, during this year’s Melbourne Writer’s Festival, on the topic of community within cities. Full version link below You Tube.

A fun (2.5 min) watch as well as thought provoking and inspiring!

London Mayor, Boris Johnson on Bringing the Village to the City.

 Full Version of Boris Johnson speech 44mins approx

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Redesign My Brain – my notes and thoughts

Figure 7. Stannard, I. (2009). Ames Room. Silly Little Man' Photostream. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/m6rjvp2. Reprinted with permission

Figure 7. Stannard, I. (2009). Ames Room. Silly Little Man’ Photostream. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/m6rjvp2. Reprinted with permission

Brain Perceptions! Is he that small?

I watched the ABC program Redesign My Brain last night and made notes about it. I add here a couple of my thoughts about it also.

  1. Listening to the quiet voice
  2. Tuning into feelings
  3. Importance of visualisation
  4. Collaboration enhances ideas -Collaboration EXPANDS work. Continue reading
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Where Good Ideas Come From

Another perspective on creativity, innovation and collaboration with a different slant than the previous post.

Steven Berlin Johnson (born June 6, 1968) is an American popular science author and media theorist. (Wikipedia, 2103)

 

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