The Instructional Core CONTENT Task STUDENT TEACHER
“The majority of the 20,000 tasks that make a school career are teacher specified, cognitively simple, and done either by oneself or involve listening to the monologue of an adult.” Fisher & Hiebert
Schools are compliance-oriented, bureaucratic structures, based on adults’ fearsof children running out of control.
What is something that you understand really well?
“Instruction begins when you, the teacher, learn from the learner, put yourself in his place so that you may understand what he understands and in the way he understands it.” (SorenKierkegaard, 1854)
Training group members to function as such prior to group engagement can improve interactions and increase productivity.
The Race 400-600 miles, non-stop Primal Quest Adventure Race Multi-disciplinary, expert teams Unknown terrain, multiple routes Challenges: mental and physical exhaustion, navigational errors, injury 75-95 teams each year 55% of teams do not finish Avg age=37, Avgexp=5.5 yrs $250,000 purse
Map of Race 2004 Race Overview Day 4-5 Day 1-2
How do claims of knowing vary across teams? 70% Conditional Claims 50% Assertive Claims 30% Low Team Performance High
“Our future is not a future of fixed practices. Our future is a future of dramatic transformations. The more I know about learning, the more problematic I find this institution called school.” Professor Richard Elmore
While it used to be adequate for people to do as they were told, today people are needed who “understand themselves and their world at a qualitatively higher level of mental complexity.”
Try this Selective Attention Test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz5yKiHHbs4
“Our individual beliefs – along with the collective mindsets in our organizations – combine to create a natural but powerful immunity to change.”
I used to think… Now I think… A routine for reflecting on how and why our thinking has changed