Creating a New Story of
Education in the Digital
Age
@susanmdrake @crutherford
Brock University
Susan Drake Camille Ruther...
• PERSONAL
• CULTURAL
• GLOBAL
• UNIVERSAL.
Frames of
Knowing/Learning
Frames of
Knowing/Learning
Present story is in
flux/crisis/transformation
• Values (+ or -) are embedded in all stories
• The present story is part “...
• Deconstruct the “old story” to discover the values
that drive the story.
• These values may be positive and/or negative
...
• New Story driven by values
• Best of the Old Story and Emerging Story
• Dialectic process between the Old and the
Emergi...
My Story
If I believe in the values of the New
Story …
I need to both tell the New Story
and act on it.
My Story MY ACTION...
• Technology/social media
• Gay/lesbian story
• Women’s story in first world countries
• Smoking
• Change in most professi...
Education
Legislation
Technology
Social Media
Catalysts for ChangeCatalysts for Change
• Technological-skills impaired
• Fascinated by the promise of social media to
transform education
• Writing with colleagu...
• Dynamic learning experiences via Twitter
• Brock Learning Network
• Blogging created an escape route from
traditional ac...
What is your personal story?
Personal Story - YouPersonal Story - You
• Crisis/major change in North American
schools
• Faculties of Education reluctant to change
• Lack of 21st Century skills...
• Information network global village
• BOTH accountability AND relevance
(innovation, creativity)
• Major institutions and...
• All humans make sense of the world
through story
• Humans learn in similar ways
Universal StoryUniversal Story
Education:
From Old Story to New
Story
Flickr photo by Total Mayhem
Flickr photo by Alec Corous
• Factory model
• Teacher as expert
• Student is passive isolated learner
• One conveyor belt for all
Old StoryOld Story
• One right answer (there is a real truth)
• Scientific method
• Knowledge is linear, sequential, rational,
logical and ob...
• Standardization
• Bell curve
• Accountability
• Comparison
• Competition
Old Story - PracticesOld Story - Practices
Linear, procedural
thinking
(Left brain)
Competition
Objectivity Hierarchy/power
Prediction/control Socialization in schoo...
Emerging New Story:
The 21st
Century School
The Emerging Story
becomes “The Story”
at the “tipping
point”. Social media
qu...
• Inquiry-driven, technology-embedded, connected
classrooms
• Project-based learning connected to real life
• Constructivi...
• Many answers – co-constructed knowledge
(Wikipedia)
• Knowledge is uncertain, indeterminate,
subjective, multiple realit...
• Cloud
• Personalization – Web 3
• Learning in the collective
• Personal learning networks
• Open Source
• Globalization
...
• Learn – unlearn – relearn
• Intrinsic motivation
• Assessment of, for and as learning.
(Crowdsourcing)
• Passion-based l...
New Story ValuesNew Story Values
•Open
•Collaborative
•Dynamic
•?
•?
•?
•?
New Story Values &
The Faculties of
Education
New Story Values &
The Faculties of
Education
Our Stories?
Our Values?
Our A...
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  • Access & equity; global citizenship; 21C skills, interpersonal skills ; whole person, big picture, open, collaborative, dynamic
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    1. 1. Creating a New Story of Education in the Digital Age @susanmdrake @crutherford Brock University Susan Drake Camille Rutherford
    2. 2. • PERSONAL • CULTURAL • GLOBAL • UNIVERSAL. Frames of Knowing/Learning Frames of Knowing/Learning
    3. 3. Present story is in flux/crisis/transformation • Values (+ or -) are embedded in all stories • The present story is part “old story” and also the anticipated future (intentionality) • Personal story filtered through a cultural, global and universal lens Understanding the Present Story Understanding the Present Story
    4. 4. • Deconstruct the “old story” to discover the values that drive the story. • These values may be positive and/or negative • These values can be deeply embedded and we can identify them by what we do rather than what we say - implicit rather than explicit (Argyis & Schon, 1978) Understanding the Old Story Understanding the Old Story
    5. 5. • New Story driven by values • Best of the Old Story and Emerging Story • Dialectic process between the Old and the Emerging Story Understanding the Old Story Understanding the Old Story
    6. 6. My Story If I believe in the values of the New Story … I need to both tell the New Story and act on it. My Story MY ACTIONMy Story MY ACTION
    7. 7. • Technology/social media • Gay/lesbian story • Women’s story in first world countries • Smoking • Change in most professions ( e.g. health care) • Euthanasia • Education New Stories in the Making New Stories in the Making
    8. 8. Education Legislation Technology Social Media Catalysts for ChangeCatalysts for Change
    9. 9. • Technological-skills impaired • Fascinated by the promise of social media to transform education • Writing with colleagues on Google Docs while Skyping. • Research – finding participants through Twitter Personal Story - SusanPersonal Story - Susan
    10. 10. • Dynamic learning experiences via Twitter • Brock Learning Network • Blogging created an escape route from traditional academia • Google Docs Personal Story - CamillePersonal Story - Camille
    11. 11. What is your personal story? Personal Story - YouPersonal Story - You
    12. 12. • Crisis/major change in North American schools • Faculties of Education reluctant to change • Lack of 21st Century skills Cultural StoryCultural Story
    13. 13. • Information network global village • BOTH accountability AND relevance (innovation, creativity) • Major institutions and professions challenged • Reality is interconnected and interdependent • There is no black box of secrets Global StoryGlobal Story
    14. 14. • All humans make sense of the world through story • Humans learn in similar ways Universal StoryUniversal Story
    15. 15. Education: From Old Story to New Story Flickr photo by Total Mayhem Flickr photo by Alec Corous
    16. 16. • Factory model • Teacher as expert • Student is passive isolated learner • One conveyor belt for all Old StoryOld Story
    17. 17. • One right answer (there is a real truth) • Scientific method • Knowledge is linear, sequential, rational, logical and objective • Knowledge can be quantified • Predict and control • Mastery of the universe Old Story - KnowledgeOld Story - Knowledge
    18. 18. • Standardization • Bell curve • Accountability • Comparison • Competition Old Story - PracticesOld Story - Practices
    19. 19. Linear, procedural thinking (Left brain) Competition Objectivity Hierarchy/power Prediction/control Socialization in schools (status quo) Old Story - ValuesOld Story - Values
    20. 20. Emerging New Story: The 21st Century School The Emerging Story becomes “The Story” at the “tipping point”. Social media quickly hastens the tipping point (e.g. Arab Spring)Flickr photo by Gwenael Piaser
    21. 21. • Inquiry-driven, technology-embedded, connected classrooms • Project-based learning connected to real life • Constructivist classroom • Dynamic teacher role • Global connections • Differentiated and personalized learning and assessment strategies New Story PracticesNew Story Practices
    22. 22. • Many answers – co-constructed knowledge (Wikipedia) • Knowledge is uncertain, indeterminate, subjective, multiple realities (not one truth) • Metacognition New Story KnowledgeNew Story Knowledge
    23. 23. • Cloud • Personalization – Web 3 • Learning in the collective • Personal learning networks • Open Source • Globalization • New Literacies New Story TrendsNew Story Trends
    24. 24. • Learn – unlearn – relearn • Intrinsic motivation • Assessment of, for and as learning. (Crowdsourcing) • Passion-based learning • Challenge-based learning New Story TrendsNew Story Trends
    25. 25. New Story ValuesNew Story Values •Open •Collaborative •Dynamic •? •? •? •?
    26. 26. New Story Values & The Faculties of Education New Story Values & The Faculties of Education Our Stories? Our Values? Our Actions?

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