Please see this link about Vocational Skills in High Demand:
Please see this link about Vocational Skills in High Demand:
The theory of transformative learning theory, first articulated by Mezirow and further refined in his later publications, is about change – dramatic, fundamental change in the way we see ourselves and the world.
See on elearningindustry.com
“For learning to be successful it has to have a social ingredient in it. This social ingredient requires observation, attention and interaction. Students tend to learn better when they use their observational skills attentively. Thankfully, the new emerging technology provides these requirements and the onus is on the teacher to show students how to use and leverage such technology in their learning.”
See on www.educatorstechnology.com
Remember when you used to have a period at the beginning of every day to think about your schedule, catch up with friends, maybe knock out a few tasks? It was called home room, and it went away after high school.
How much does the first hour of every day matter? As it turns out, a lot. It can be the hour you see everything clearly, get one real thing done, and focus on the human side of work rather than your task list.
See on www.fastcompany.com
“Students are the future, but what’s the future for students? To arm them with the relevant, timeless skills for our rapidly changing world, we need to revolutionize what it means to learn.”
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“A third (32.1%) of young Australians aged 15-19 years participated in vocational education and training in 2011.
Released by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), Australian vocational education and training statistics: Students and courses 2011 provides an annual, national snapshot of student enrolments and training activity.
The 15-19 year age group also saw growth of an additional 16 200 students, making up 25.4% of the total student population.”
To read more visit The National Council for Vocational Education and Research – NCVER – Australia: http://www.ncver.edu.au/newsevents/mediareleases/mr_136.html
Outstanding Educational Resource: The OpenCourseWare Consortium is a collaboration of higher education institutions and associated organizations from around the world creating a broad and deep body of open educational content using a shared model.
Please follow this link: http://ocwconsortium.org/
“The World Health Organization has ambitious goals to reduce the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation by half by the year 2015. To achieve this goal, attention should be paid to educate students in developing countries. The OpenCourseWare (OCW) initiative, as started by Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, on water management/drinking water engineering aims to educate its own students in addition to students and life-long learners in developing countries across the globe.”
Go here to see more: http://ocwconsortium.org/en/community/casestudies/socialchange Image from this link.
By Dean Dad from Inside Higher Education – very interesting piece about Prior Learning:
Post written by Leo Babauta.
“I am a teacher and an avid learner, and I’m passionate about both.
I’m a teacher because I help Eva homeschool our kids — OK, she does most of the work, but I do help, mostly with math but with everything else too. I also teach habits, writing/blogging, simplicity and other fun topics in online courses.
I’m a lifelong learner and am always obsessively studying something, whether that’s breadmaking or language or wine or chess or writing or fitness.
Here’s are two key lessons — both really the same lesson — I’ve learned about learning, in all my years of study and in trying to teach people:
- Almost everything I’ve learned, I didn’t learn in school; and
- Almost everything my students (and kids) have learned, they learned on their own.
Those two lessons (or one lesson) have a number of reasons and implications for learning. Let’s take a look at some of them, in hopes you might find them useful.”
Article by: Al Novas posted in June 2011. From Social Learning Blog: http://interactyx.com/social-learning-blog/collaboration-is-critical-for-success-says-hbr/
“On the cover of this month’s Harvard Business Review highlights the importance of collaboration at progressive companies. Collaboration has received a lot of press, now a centerpiece and on the cover of one of the top management and leadership publications in the world. So it must be important. I agree with HBR and the other articles that discuss the merits of collaboration, social and informal learning in the marketplace. (If interested in a free chapter from the new book The New Social Learning, just click through).
One scenario described in the article Are you a Collaborative Leader in this month’s HBR discusses how salesforce.com got its entire workforce engaged in their internal (now external) product called Chatter.”
“Preparing an abstract for a presentation at SFU’s Ed. Summer Institute, and have been inspired by Diskurse des Lernens (Discourses of Learning) by Käte Mayer-Drawe. Here’s my translation of a page from the introduction:
Learning begins… where and when that which is familiar loses its utility and that which is new is not yet useful: “when the old world is, so to say, abandoned, and a new one does not yet exist” (Mead). Its path leads not from shadows to the light; instead it brings one into the twilight, at a threshold between no longer and not yet. From a pedagogical perspective and in the strictest sense, learning is an experience. This is the central thesis of this book. As simple as this may sound, its implications are both subversive and anachronistic. Disruptions, difficulties and other inadequacies are unpopular…a pedagogical theory of learning that focuses on inefficient uncertainties can have particular meaning.”
Announced on the Harvard Gazette.
“Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) today announced the launch of edX, a transformational partnership in online education. Through edX, the two institutions will collaborate to enhance campus-based teaching and learning and build a global community of online learners.”
Go here to read more: http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2012/05/mit-and-harvard-announce-edx/