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    • AVOID THE ZOMBIE ZONE: Putting The Learning Research To Work In Your Conference
    • Try to inject info into attendees heads through lectures and panels
    • Leave shuffling, brain dead, passively consuming info
    • Learning - a biological process in
    • Just receiving information does not lead to learning or change
    • Confront Gothic elements of notmost conferences or change lead to learning education
    • Confront Gothic elements of notmost conferences or change lead to learning education Lecture Lunacy – “sit-n-get”
    • Diagnose, Rally Resistance Produce Inoculation, Develop Antidote
    • Walking Dead
    • Symptoms That Your Conference Is Creating The Walking Dead
    • Leaders barricade themselves in outdated mythical beliefs of education: lecture, panel
    • Leaders resort to familiar, comfortable refuge, fortified spaces and status quo.
    • Leaders deny world is undergoing global change & education being transformed & disrupted!
    • Leaders try to revive past with zombified processes to select topics & speakers. They become Zombies themselves.
    • Attendees are zombie learners, never thinking or actively participating.
    • Intellectual inquiry, pair or threesome discussions, & audience participation, are seen as hallucinatory absurdities.
    • Lectures, panels create living dead as the only One thinking is speaker.
    • Zombie hordes shuffle from session to session as if they are sleep walking.
    • Conference has a police controlled atmosphere where attendees not in control of own learning.
    • Focus on experts & industry expertise as speakers instead of attendees as learners.
    • Rarely do leaders choose speakers that have understanding of learning & facilitation.
    • If your conference has any of these symptoms you are creating the walking dead!
    • Survivors of Zombie Apocalypse appreciate that the world has changed!
    • Vital for conference organizers to understand that old education methods are dead!
    • Remember if you conference has a zombie infection, you must act
    • An unnerving change has occurred
    • There has been death, which confronts us with the fact something we long held dear, is not the same!
    • We can try to embrace good old days but must realize they created zombies.
    • Oh God! Do you see them? This is where they grow them!
    • What the heck are they? They’re us, that’s all. Don’t let them become us!
    • What is the antidote of Zombism? 1. Critical Thinking
    • 2. Deep Learning not surface knowledge!
    • 3. Content uncovered by learner not content covered by speaker!
    • 4. Evidence Based Education
    • 5. Authentic Learning Not Mimicry
    • 6. Going beyond info giving & assimilation to application.
    • 7. Solving problems by thinking not defending outdated beliefs & relying on memory!
    • • Darwin Bell • Pink Sherbert Photography • Guillermio Salinas • GeezerWheezer • MacWagen • West Midlands Police • Faugel • Abode Of Chaos • Mugley • KatieW • Big Mike • Sinjuani • • • • • • • • • • • • • Chris Waldreck Flood Tony George Quarlo Ota Bruno Piatta Marcosc Emily Barney Fusky Jagendorf MarkLobo Doviende e_Monk • • • • • • • • • • • • WVS JamesRDoe TauZero Jcaterals MarcellDietl Bass_nroll Oskay rVerse Jkosanchez JoshBromba Joz Arbyreed
    • • The Art of Changing The Brain: Enriching The Practice Of Teaching By Exploring The Biology Of Learning by James E. Zull • Learner Centered Teaching by Terry Doyle • Romero’s 1978 Dawn Of The Dead • Siegels’ 1956 Invasion Of The Body Snatchers • Visible Learning & The Science Of How We Learn by John Hattie & Greg Yates • Zombies In The Academy: Edited by Andrew Whelan, Ruth Walker and Christopher Moore