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Alan Beecham
Alan Beecham
Alan Beecham
Alan Beecham
Alan Beecham
Alan Beecham
Alan Beecham
Alan Beecham
Alan Beecham
Alan Beecham
Alan Beecham
Alan Beecham
Alan Beecham
Alan Beecham
Alan Beecham
Alan Beecham
Alan Beecham
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Alan Beecham presenting at the Handheld Learning Conference 2008, London

Alan Beecham presenting at the Handheld Learning Conference 2008, London

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    • 1. About projects made possible using new technologies. A reflection on four years of mobile projects. Dr Alan Beecham Secondary Teaching & Learning Consultant (ICT) Serco - Education Bradford
    • 2. The introduction <ul><li>The history </li></ul><ul><li>The question </li></ul><ul><li>The examples </li></ul><ul><li>The reaction </li></ul><ul><li>The answer </li></ul>
    • 3. The history - Why handhelds?
    • 4. The history - Devices Dell Axim x50v HTC P3300 HTC P3600 Eten X500 O2 XDA Exec
    • 5. The history - Devices Glofiish X800 Glofiish M700 Asus EEE Acer Aspire Acer n300
    • 6. The question <ul><li>Does the journey from Constructivism to Connectivism imply moving from Pedagogy to Heutagogy? </li></ul>
    • 7. The question Constuctivism Connectivism
    • 8. The question – Constructivist Teaching <ul><li>Identify misconceptions </li></ul><ul><li>Present evidence that challenges the misconceptions </li></ul><ul><li>Allow student to construct for themselves a new explanation </li></ul><ul><li>On reflection student discards misconception and takes on new paradigm </li></ul>
    • 9. The question - Connectivism <ul><li>Learning and knowledge rests in diversity of opinions </li></ul><ul><li>Learning is a process of connecting information sources. </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity to know more is more critical than what is currently known </li></ul>
    • 10. The question Pedagogy Heutagogy
    • 11. The examples – Mediascape Projects <ul><li>Moonwalk </li></ul><ul><li>Maths Trail </li></ul><ul><li>School Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Retail Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Peace Trail </li></ul>
    • 12. The examples <ul><li>Shakespeare Project </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Writing Project </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Personal History </li></ul>
    • 13. The reaction -Eureka Moments <ul><li>Moments of student insight: </li></ul><ul><li>“ I researched a poet in english and it helped me understand what conditions he had to write in” – Miresh </li></ul><ul><li>“ First time somebody from outside thought what I said important” - Sara </li></ul>
    • 14. The answer - Powerful Learning <ul><li>Angela McFarlane suggests: </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic </li></ul><ul><li>Constructive </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective </li></ul>
    • 15. The answer – Traditional Teaching & Learning
    • 16. The answer – Mobile Enhanced Teaching & Learning
    • 17. <ul><li>“ Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today.  Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime” </li></ul>The answer
    • 18. <ul><li>Teach a student and they may pass their exams today. Engage them in how to find knowledge for themselves and they can learn for a lifetime. </li></ul>The answer
    • 19. The answer Teach a student and they may pass their exams today Engage them in how to find knowledge for themselves and they can learn for a lifetime Pedagogy Heutagogy
    • 20. The answer <ul><li>Yes </li></ul>

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