CHANGES IN PARADIGM
THE HUMAN NETWORK
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LEARNING = KNOWLEDGE
All persons are learners
Each learner learns
in different ways
from other learners
in different places
at different times
ON LEARNING AND CHANGE
Learning is essentially about change.
Learning involves changes in
attitudes, beliefs, capabilities
knowledge structures, skills
CHANGE IN ORGANIZATIONS
From pyramid to network
By Robyn Jay, AU
Metaphor Creating Ripples 3
In-service education Individual development
Study groups Peer collaboration
Curriculum writing Peer coaching or
Continuing education mentoring
You go where the bus goes You go where you choose
Jay Cross – Internet Time
Cost and convenience Immediate application
$ $ $
HOW TO ENGAGE IN CPD
• individually (self-directed learning)
• interact in CoPs with peers and tutors
• participate in short online courses
• enroll in longer more formal courses
helps us reach for what
we need, according to
our contexts and
provides us with
builds an online opportunities for
professional and experiential
social presence learning with
helps us gain confidence and practice
and then apply experience
to our teaching and learning.
• held every year in January and February, just
before the TESOL Annual Convention
• last for six weeks
• offer several seminars on relevant topics
• sessions are free and open to all interested
• both TESOL members and non-members can
Barbara (Bee) Dieu
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