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Context, Authenticity and Learning in the Real World


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Graham Attwell
EDEN Annual Conference 2011, Dublin

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  • 1. Context, Authenticity and Learning in the Real World Graham Attwell
  • 2. the present education and training systems are unsustainable
  • 3. 72 million: The number of children of primary school age not in school in 2005
  • 4. Rising demand for education Source: Brandenburg, U., Carr, D., Donauer, S., Berthold, C. (2008) Analysing the Future Market – Target Countries for German HEIs , Working paper No. 107, CHE Centre for Higher Education Development , Gütersloh, German y, p. 13.
  • 5. Lifelong learning Adult education is a permanent national necessity, an inseparable aspect of citizenship, and therefore should be both universal and lifelong. Adult Education Committee of the British Ministry of Reconstruction (1919) Lifelong learning is now a mechanism for exclusion and control. has created new and powerful inequalities. Field (2000: ix-xii)
  • 6. Peak oil Peak Oil
  • 7. The industrial schooling model is failing blvesboy blvesboy
  • 8. e-learning has replicated traditional education models Photo: Stanford EdTech
  • 9. Most e-learning is for those who already have access to education
  • 10. More young people participate in learning than older people
  • 11. Nearly twice as many participants in adult learning are from socio-economic category AB compared to DE
  • 12. Managers get the most access to training Participation in training in Wales
  • 13. We have generally failed to develop and adopt innovative pedagogies
  • 14. Yet these are not new issues
  • 15. Ivan Illich Universal education through schooling is not feasible. educational webs ...heighten the opportunity for each one to transform each moment of his living into one of learning, sharing, and caring Schools are not (as commonly perceived) a 'dependent variable' within society. They are the reproductive organ of a consumer society
  • 16. "Education makes sense because women and men learn that through learning they can make and remake themselves, because women and men are able to take responsibility for themselves as beings capable of knowing — of knowing that they know and knowing that they don't" “ Education must begin with the solution of the teacher-student contradiction, by reconciling the poles of the contradiction so that both are simultaneously students and teachers” Friere
  • 17. Knowledge has escaped from the academy
  • 18. “ We are being forced to reexamine what constitutes knowledge and are moving from expert developed and sanctioned knowledge to collaborative forms of knowledge construction” Dave Cormier
  • 19. “ a rhizomatic model of learning in which a community can construct a model of education flexible enough for the way knowledge develops and changes today by producing a map of contextual knowledge.” Dave Cormier
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  • 21. for communication, for playing and for learning
  • 22. Bricolage - (Levi Strauss)
  • 23. creating, exploring and transversing boundary objects
  • 24. social learning is constructed from conversations and participation within a CoP
  • 25. From digital literacies to critical literacies giulia.forsythe
  • 26. we are iterating towards open education
  • 27. Open education Open Educational Resources
  • 28. Open and linked data Open and Linked Data
  • 29. shared knowledge in communities of practice
  • 30. Massive Open Online Courses Massive Open Online Courses
  • 31. PLEs and PLNs
  • 32. Rich immersive learning environments
  • 33. learning embedded in every day life
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  • 36. learning takes place in multiple contexts
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  • 43. We have divergent discourses about learning
  • 44. 1. A discourse of imagination, play, exploration. sharing, multimedia
  • 45. attainment targets, measuring 2. A discourse of targets, standards, testing and inspection
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  • 47. Thank you for watching