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A short presentation on education reform. How a small changing in our teaching can have a profound impact on how much our students learn

A short presentation on education reform. How a small changing in our teaching can have a profound impact on how much our students learn

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  • 1. HOW DO WE IMPROVE LEARNING? Educating about education Friday, October 30, 2009
  • 2. TRADITIONAL EDUCATION What’s wrong with it? Friday, October 30, 2009
  • 3. Putting kids and books in proximity and hoping for osmosis It’s just not very effective Friday, October 30, 2009
  • 4. THE PROBLEM? We need to learn ideas Ideas are hard to study Friday, October 30, 2009
  • 5. WHY IS THAT HARD? We seem to learn ideas by solving problems Using information to solve specific problems Friday, October 30, 2009
  • 6. QUESTION + INFORMATION = ANSWER + IDEA Friday, October 30, 2009
  • 7. THE SOLUTION? Don’t I know that formulae from somewhere? Friday, October 30, 2009
  • 8. It is remarkably similar to fictional mystery stories Like a Dan Brown book Friday, October 30, 2009
  • 9. CAN WE USE IT TO TEACH? Yes If we just restructure the narrative of teaching Friday, October 30, 2009
  • 10. Old style: information = lesson (learn information, not ideas) New style: information + mystery or problem = lesson (get a problem and some information, solve it to learn) Friday, October 30, 2009
  • 11. WHY IS THAT BETTER? Friday, October 30, 2009
  • 12. NEW NARRATIVE EXAMPLE How the clouds can tell us if it’s going to rain (information about clouds; 3 basic groups of clouds, look different because of their height) Which cloud will bring rain? (Clues to the answer in the information) Friday, October 30, 2009
  • 13. THE RESULT? Used information to solve a problem To solve the problem understanding about the idea must have occurred Friday, October 30, 2009
  • 14. WHY IS THIS BETTER? Ideas are easier to remember then facts (Cognitive science has arrived at the understanding that semantic memory is a lot more effective then data memory) Therefore: Students will learn more, and remember it for longer Friday, October 30, 2009
  • 15. JESPER BYLUND Is an interaction and human centric designer Find/follow me at: www.jesperbylund.com mail@jesperbylund.com twitter.com/JesperBylund Friday, October 30, 2009