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  1. 1. LEARN TechLearn2009 Cliff Landis clifflandis.net
  2. 2. A little music to help us learn… •Mendelssohn •Lasse Gjertsen •Kutiman
  3. 3. EVOLUTION LEARNING YOU CAN’T STOP CREATIVITY ART LIFE
  4. 4. How many of you plan to stop reading books when you retire?
  5. 5. My problem with “lifelong learning” http://www.flickr.com/photos/19342976@N00/2378084776
  6. 6. Auditory Learners http://www.flickr.com/photos/orrinjcl/87422646/
  7. 7. Kinesthetic Learners ttp://www.flickr.com/photos/orrinjcl/3283753909/
  8. 8. How did visual learners learn before the printing press?!? ww.flickr.com/photos/38446022@N00/2874171422
  9. 9. Visual Learner ≠ Textual Learner http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9WtBRNydso
  10. 10. Whnce Ltrcy? .com/photos/51035553780@N01/2831891520
  11. 11. What happens when we can no longer rely on spelling in text? www.flickr.com/photos/91071760@N00/250869964 …wait….could we ever?
  12. 12. But soft…how was the Bard’s spelling? www.flickr.com/photos/25188011@N00/3101392028
  13. 13. Melville Dewey? Melvil Dewey? Melvil Dui? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Melvil_Dewey.jpg
  14. 14. Language ≠ Text Language = Ideas www.flickr.com/photos/44124370018@N01/2320267692
  15. 15. Searching visually
  16. 16. Searching aurally
  17. 17. Searching kinesthetically?!?! www.flickr.com/photos/80992738@N00/2643080409
  18. 18. The need for Universal Design http://failblog.org/2008/09/05/ramp-fail/
  19. 19. Universal Design 1. Equitable Use 2. Flexibility in Use 3. Simple and Intuitive 4. Perceptible Information 5. Tolerance for Error 6. Low Physical Effort 7. Size and Space for Approach and Use http://www.design.ncsu.edu/cud/about_ud/udprincipleshtmlformat.html
  20. 20. Culture teaches us… Vision > Hearing > Touch How does that affect Education?
  21. 21. Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?
  22. 22. There goes my career in dance… http://www.flickr.com/photos/orrinjcl/123174181/
  23. 23. http://www.flickr.com/photos/orrinjcl/3460639346
  24. 24. I didn’t become a book artist until my late 20s http://www.flickr.com/photos/orrinjcl/3283753909/in/set-72157613245473098/
  25. 25. Think of the single most important thing you’ve ever learned
  26. 26. What are we teaching our kids? • You have to get a job • You have to learn this stuff • Only results count • Your security is more important than your joy • Other people decide which of your contributions is important • Be creative, but only within the constrains others set for you
  27. 27. Think outside the box! (but if you do anything outside the box, you’re fired) www.flickr.com/photos/53171632@N00/2487676119
  28. 28. Assigned readings were their own horrific Crucible www.flickr.com/photos/73516598@N00/126347839
  29. 29. What evil, maniacal, sadistic bastard thought up the idea of a “core curriculum”?!?! www.flickr.com/photos/77482236@N00/369387949
  30. 30. • Minimally Invasive Education is defined as a pedagogic method that uses the learning environment to generate an adequate level of motivation to induce learning in groups of children, with minimal, or no, intervention by a teacher. http://www.hole-in-the-wall.com/MIE.html
  31. 31. When we play, we learn. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/stuart_br own_says_play_is_more_than_fun_it_s_vital.ht ml www.flickr.com/photos/99911874@N00/562918256
  32. 32. Generation Gap ≠ Can’t / Won’t / Doesn’t http://www.flickr.com/photos/84392129@N00/3169496625
  33. 33. You are the embodiment of learning www.flickr.com/photos/73645804@N00/2397012858
  34. 34. You are the embodiment of creation www.flickr.com/photos/63989735@N00/2431138923
  35. 35. You are NOT just a brain on a stick. http://www.phdcomics.com/comics.php?f=1126
  36. 36. You are learning You are creating Now, just do it deliberately
  37. 37. Questions?

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