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in outdated mythical beliefs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
...
• The Art of Changing The Brain: Enriching The Practice Of
Teaching By Exploring The Biology Of Learning by James E.
Zull
...
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  1. AVOID THE ZOMBIE ZONE: Putting The Learning Research To Work In Your Conference
  2. Try to inject info into attendees heads through lectures and panels
  3. Leave shuffling, brain dead, passively consuming info
  4. Learning - a biological process in
  5. Just receiving information does not lead to learning or change
  6. Confront Gothic elements of notmost conferences or change lead to learning education
  7. Confront Gothic elements of notmost conferences or change lead to learning education Lecture Lunacy – “sit-n-get”
  8. Diagnose, Rally Resistance Produce Inoculation, Develop Antidote
  9. Walking Dead
  10. Symptoms That Your Conference Is Creating The Walking Dead
  11. Leaders barricade themselves in outdated mythical beliefs of education: lecture, panel
  12. Leaders resort to familiar, comfortable refuge, fortified spaces and status quo.
  13. Leaders deny world is undergoing global change & education being transformed & disrupted!
  14. Leaders try to revive past with zombified processes to select topics & speakers. They become Zombies themselves.
  15. Attendees are zombie learners, never thinking or actively participating.
  16. Intellectual inquiry, pair or threesome discussions, & audience participation, are seen as hallucinatory absurdities.
  17. Lectures, panels create living dead as the only One thinking is speaker.
  18. Zombie hordes shuffle from session to session as if they are sleep walking.
  19. Conference has a police controlled atmosphere where attendees not in control of own learning.
  20. Focus on experts & industry expertise as speakers instead of attendees as learners.
  21. Rarely do leaders choose speakers that have understanding of learning & facilitation.
  22. If your conference has any of these symptoms you are creating the walking dead!
  23. Survivors of Zombie Apocalypse appreciate that the world has changed!
  24. Vital for conference organizers to understand that old education methods are dead!
  25. Remember if you conference has a zombie infection, you must act
  26. An unnerving change has occurred
  27. There has been death, which confronts us with the fact something we long held dear, is not the same!
  28. We can try to embrace good old days but must realize they created zombies.
  29. Oh God! Do you see them? This is where they grow them!
  30. What the heck are they? They’re us, that’s all. Don’t let them become us!
  31. What is the antidote of Zombism? 1. Critical Thinking
  32. 2. Deep Learning not surface knowledge!
  33. 3. Content uncovered by learner not content covered by speaker!
  34. 4. Evidence Based Education
  35. 5. Authentic Learning Not Mimicry
  36. 6. Going beyond info giving & assimilation to application.
  37. 7. Solving problems by thinking not defending outdated beliefs & relying on memory!
  38. • 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
  39. • 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

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