How we Learn - the Challenge of the Personal Learning Environment

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  • How we Learn - the Challenge of the Personal Learning Environment

    1. 1. How we learn - The challenge of the Personal Learning Environment By Graham Attwell
    2. 2. The industrial revolution of the 19th Century led to an industrial model of schooling - training a mass work force for a production line economy
    3. 3. and institutional pedagogic approaches reflected the idea of ‘currere’
    4. 4. curriculum - a race winners, losers same starting point same finish point a straight line who is fastest rule bound
    5. 5. timekeeping, obedience, neatness, tidiness, cleanliness and…….
    6. 6. HOMOGENEITY
    7. 7. Virtual Learning Environments have been based on traditional educational models
    8. 8. for managing learners
    9. 9. The push delivery of curriculum and learning materials
    10. 10. in walled gardens
    11. 11. owned by the institution
    12. 12. with hierarchical privileges
    13. 13. This model is now being challenged
    14. 14. personalisation of learning
    15. 15. new demand for education
    16. 16. new sources and contexts of learning
    17. 17. the changing ways in which people are using computers
    18. 18. developing personal learning networks
    19. 19. participating in communities of practice
    20. 20. appropriating technologies for learning
    21. 21. using multiple devices
    22. 22. learning through practice
    23. 23. Bricolage - (Levi Strauss)
    24. 24. Shaping digital identities
    25. 25. in other words developing their own Personal Learning Environments
    26. 26. The challenge to institutions is to engage with the new possibilities the PLE offers
    27. 27. Thank you for watching www.pontydysgu.org

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