‘The unexamined life isn’t worth living.’ Socrates, 450 BC (approx.) “Reflective practice is as much a state of mind as it is a set of activities” Joseph Vaughan, 1990
SelfAssessment Measure Oneself against Standards Florida Teacher Matrix Arozona Teacher Matric Self-Ranking TPACK Bubbles Metacognitive Reflection What ? So What? What Now?
ReflectivePractice teacher as "reflective decision makers“ reflection begins with the recognition of a dilemma and an affective response use intrinsic motivation to analyze situations, set goals, plan and monitor actions, evaluate results, and reflect on their own professional thinking (Colton & Langer, 1993).
John Dewey We begin to reflect on a complex situation when we face that situation and ask ourselves what needs to be done. John Dewey (1933) How
Donald Schon According to Schon (1983), reflection-in-action is a rigorous professional process involving acknowledgement of and reflection on uncertainty and complexity in one’s practice leading to ‘a legitimate form of professional knowing’ (p.69). The reflective practitioner: How professionals think in action
Mindset of Reflective Practitioner Self Awareness Open Mindedness Change Accepting Critical Observer Problem Solver
A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change
“What happens to learning when we move from the stable infrastructure of the twentieth century to the fluid infrastructure of the twenty-first century, where technology is constantly creating and responding to change?”
“therefore, the primary difference between the teaching-based approach to education and the learning–based approach is that in the first case the culture is the environment, while in the second case, the culture emerges from the environment—and grows along with it.” Can we create a culture of thinking? Of collaboration? Of questioning? Of contemporary learning?
“A second difference is that the teaching-based approach focuses on teaching us about the world, while the new culture of learning focuses on learning through engagement within the world. “
What ‘Rebeccas’ Teach Us Hanging Out Messing Around Geeking Out Douglas Thomas, John Seely Brown
Hanging Out Relationships with Others Buzz Skype Chat Online Games Twitter/Facebook Personal Agency
Messing Around What Can I Explore? Who Can I Explore It With? Social Agency
Geeking Out How can I utilize these tools for Deep Exploration? Academic Collateral
New Culture of Learning is based on three principles: The old ways of learning are unable to keep up with our rapidly changing world. New media forms are making peer-to-peer learning easier and more natural. Peer-to-peer learning is amplified by emerging technologies that shape the collective nature of participation with those new media.
Not Public and Private Personal Collective Teach Skills and Citizenship
Collective Definition We call this environment a collective. As the name implies, it is a collection of people, skills, and talent that produces a result greater than the sum of its parts. For our purposes, are not solely defined by shared intention, action, or purpose (though those elements may exist and often do). Rather, they are defined by an active engagement with the process of learning. . In communities, people learn in order to belong. In a collective, people belong in order to learn. Communities derive their strength from creating a sense of belonging, while collectives derive theirs from participation.
Authentic, Passion/Interest, Motivated Learning THE COLLECTIVEvsOur Classrooms
“wisdom holds that different people learn in different ways. Something is missing from that idea, however, so we offer a corollary: Different people, when presented with exactly the same information in exactly the same way, will learn different things. Most models of education and learning have almost no tolerance for this kind of thing. As a result, teaching tends to focus on eliminating the source of the problem: the student’s imagination. Imagine a situation” Seeley/Brown
A Reflective Practice Question for 2011 How can I turn my classroom into a “collective” that ensures my students get the skills to acquire learning capital?
“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” Heraclitus
Reflective Practice means no class will be the same!