Towards a bimodal curriculum

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  • 1. Towards a bimodal curriculum: changing the paradigm in the classrooms Pere Marquès (2011). UAB – DIM group http://peremarques.blogspot.com/ See too : la praxis del currículum bimodal New culture demands new curriculum Tools always available for the " i-Person " What is the "auxiliary memory"? The development of the bimodal curriculum memorizing activities and practical activities Beyond memorizing: Bloom and skills
  • 2. NEW GOALS content, skills, IT NEW IT TOOLS IWB, clasroom 2.0, VLE , Internet NEW EVALUATION with memory and with information support CHANGES ORGANIZATION INFRASTRUCTURES NEW METHODOLOGIES activities, roles lifelong and autonomous learning school, home / family, environment Pere Marquès (2010)
  • 3. CULTURE : ideas, visions of the world ... norms, values ​​... communication instruments to live together to be to do to know domestic sphere school / work sphere broad social sphere EDUCATION ACTION
  • 4. AIMS OF EDUCATION (yesterday) 1. CULTURAL CONTEXT physical emotional - willpower intelligence Pere Marquès (2011) 2. ME TO COMUNICATE TO ACT TO KNOW social artistic vocabulary understand live together to solve problems critical cheerful, optimistic, persistent moral - spiritual DEVELOPMENT languaje TOOLS creative π²
  • 5. GOALS OF EDUCATION (today) 1. CULTURAL CONTEXT physical emotional - willpower intelligence Pere Marquès (2011) 2. ME TO COMUNICATE TO ACT TO KNOW social artistic vocabulary understand live together to solve problems critical cheerful, optimistic, persistent moral - spiritual DEVELOPMENT languaje TOOLS creative π² with IT & information
  • 6. BRAIN MEMORY always at my disposal AUXILIARY MEMORY my blog or PLE in Internet always at my disposal INTERNET: INFORMATION INTERNET: COMUNICATION ALWAYS ACCESSIBLE TOOLS Pere Marquès (2011) Have we evolved to the "i-Person" always connected to the Internet? networks www
  • 7.
        • Notes, documents, photographs and other multimedia resources.
        • Links (websites, blogs, videos ...) and contacts (e-mail, networks ...)
        • Internet Tools
    • It is like a library-calendar-workshop that we fill (such as memory) with data and tools for processing information. And when we need it (as we always have internet access) we go there to find the information or to work with our tools.
    • Students should begin to build it at school, little by little. Small students may start with a notebook or folder where they can collect clippings of interest. Later they begin to create their first digital personal environment on the Internet.
    WHAT IS THE AUXILIARY MEMORY? Pere Marquès (2011) It is a concept close to the so-called "personal learning environments" ( PLE ) but the auxiliary memory is an environment that will be useful in many circumstances throughout life (not only in learning activities): studies, work, leisure, arrangements.. The auxiliary memory (enhanced memory or personal on-line memory) is a personal environment in cyberspace (it can be a website, a blog, a wiki ...) where each of us store in an orderly manner resources we think can be helpful :
  • 8. We need vocabulary To understand what we read To think To express us So… we must memorize vocabulary Pere Marquès (2011)
  • 9. But we always can use our “auxiliary memory” To do things To solve problems So… we do NOT need to memorize formulas, complex procedures ... Pere Marquès (2011)
  • 10. BIMODAL CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT VOCABULARY/ ESSENTIAL INFORMATION concepts, people, facts…
    • PRACTICAL BASIC ACTIVITIES
    • individual / group
    • applicative / heuristic
    I must understand and remember
    • always supported by auxiliary memory, Internet
    • I DO NOT need to memorize data and procedures
    + VOCABULARY / DESIRABLE DATA + ADVANCED PRACTICAL ACTIVITIES MEMORIZING knowing how TO DO things in a limited time
    • TUTORING
    • development
    • emotions
    • talents
    • social
    • to remember experiences
    • to have criteria
    Pere Marquès (2011)
  • 11. Learning vocabulary is to recognize the words in texts and lectures, to use them properly to think and express (oral, written) and also to know to explain / define. Pere Marquès (2010) BIMODAL CURRICUM DEVELOPMENT (II)
    • TUTORING
    • development
    • emotions
    • talents
    • social
    • At the start of the course the teacher gives students 2 lists :
    • 1.- Essential vocabulary to be learned
    • (+ optionally another vocabulary that would be desirable to know)
    • 2.- Practical basic activities to be done with the suport of AUXILIARY MEMORY, books, the Internet…
    • (+ optionally other advanced practice activities)
    • Every day the students will do vocabulary activities related to the subject, addressed to understand and memorize :
      • Explanations of the teacher and students
      • Self-correcting test, Internet searches, student blog, glossary ...
      • Vocabulary EXAMS wil be short and memory-based
    • They will also do practical activities with the suport of the AUXILIARY MEMORY, books, Internet :
      • Problems, exercises ...
      • Practical EXAMS
  • 12. BEYOND STORING KNOWLEDGE...
    • In learning activities, students must:
    • REMEMBER , recognize, locate…
    • UNDERSTAND , conceptualize, illustrate, relate, interpret…
    • ANALIZE , compare, classify, organize…
    • SINTETIZE , describe, summarize, integrate, assemble…
    • APPLY , experience, solve problem (hypothesis, deduction, induction), calculate…
    • ASSESS (with criteria), judge critically, select, discuss, evaluate themselves
    • CREATE , innovate, imagine, predict, transfer…
    • PLAN, organize projects, set goals…
    • Other instrumental skills are also involved :
    • To search / select / organize information on the Internet…
    • To express / comunicate : oral, written, multimedia communication
    • Others : languages, IT tools usage …
    • Personal skills: independent work, reflection, persistence, self-control ...
    • And social skills: collaborative work
      • Scheme based on the taxonomy of cognitive activities (Bloom/Anderson)
    Pere Marquès (2010) this is the only activity that requires memorization, the others require thinking
  • 13.
    • La praxis del currículum bimodal
    • ¿Qué es el currículum bimodal?
    • Hacia un desarrollo curricular bimodal
    • ¿Podemos mejorar con las TIC los resultados académicos?
    • Recetas para reducir el fracaso escolar: pon exámenes más fáciles
    • Recetas para reducir el fracaso escolar : yo soy yo y mi ordenador
    • Nuevas técnicas contra el fracaso escolar
    • Principios de aprendizaje y de enseñanza
    • Investigación DIM-Fundación Telefónica sobre currículum bimodal y contra el fracaso escolar (2011-2013)
    • CHISPAS TIC Y EDUCACIÓN
    • Tecnología educativa. Web de Pere Marquès
    • Grupo de investigación DIM-UAB
    PD Pere Marquès (2008) MORE INFO ...