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educational values in a digital age Steve Wheeler University of Plymouth http://www.vend123.com/
here’s my plan... <ul><li>the nature of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>values in education </li></ul><ul><li>digital learning...
didactics vs. education cc  Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009
knowledge  or  wisdom ? cc  Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 http://slated.org
http://commarts.edgewood.edu/socrates.jpg cc  Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 “ I cannot teach anyone, all I c...
what is education for? <ul><li>“ An education allows children to develop the skills and confidence they need to strengthen...
the goal of education cc  Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 “ The goal of education is to enrich the lives of st...
transforming education? Source: Chambers English Dictionary &quot;In large states public education will always be mediocre...
“ Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school”  – Einstein cc  Steve Wheeler, Univer...
“ For the first time we are preparing students for a future we cannot clearly describe.” –   David Warlick cc  Steve Wheel...
“ It's not what you know that counts anymore. It's what you can learn.”  –  Don Tapscott cc  Steve Wheeler, University of ...
“ I cannot teach anyone, all I can do is make them think.”  –  Socrates http://commarts.edgewood.edu/socrates.jpg cc  Stev...
when do we pay attention? <ul><li>we respect the speaker </li></ul><ul><li>interesting and relevant </li></ul><ul><li>unus...
digital  natives? cc  Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 http://tatango.com
personalised Learning? cc  Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 http://www.delasallewaterford.com
personalised Learning? cc  Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 http://www.hseb.utah.edu
we are family cc  Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 http://pro.corbis.com
Wii are family! cc  Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 http://wiifitnessdepot.com
cc  Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Learning 2.0 User generated content architecture of participation
cc  Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Learning 2.0 Tools Collaborating Sharing Voting Networking User generated ...
cc  Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Learning 2.0 Tools Collaborating Sharing Voting Networking User generated ...
funnels or webs? “ The current search for new educational funnels must be reversed into the search for their institutional...
digital cultural capital “ Where digital communication has fractured the tyranny of distance and computers have become per...
digital totems? <ul><li>Gathering place </li></ul><ul><li>Rituals </li></ul><ul><li>Celebration </li></ul><ul><li>Transmis...
assessment? normative vs ipsative cc  Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009
assessment? normative vs ipsative cc  Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Ipsative assessment measures learners ag...
learning styles? “ There are as many learning styles as there are people.”  –  Wheeler (2009) http://fluorescentflicker.fi...
the VAK model… Visual Seeing and reading Auditory Hearing and speaking Kinaesthetic Touching and doing cc  Steve Wheeler, ...
… multi-modal learning...? Auditory Visual Kinaesthetic cc  Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009
...or Confucius repurposed? Auditory Visual Kinaesthetic cc  Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 I see, I remember...
situated learning Auditory Visual Kinaesthetic cc  Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 I see, I remember I hear, I...
anytime flexible  personalised learning anyplace cc  Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 http://ithalas.com
what are the  barriers to creativity? cc  Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009
 
barriers to creativity <ul><li>teacher insisting on the ‘right answer’ </li></ul><ul><li>impatience with ‘dreamers’ </li><...
cc  Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Join all nine dots Using four straight  Lines. Do not take Your pen from t...
cc  Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Thinking ‘outside the box’ means we go beyond the fixity of our natural pe...
a man enters a field with an unopened package and dies. Why? cc  Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009
a man enters a field with an unopened package and dies. Why? cc  Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009
creative use of ICT   <ul><li>Creativity in mobile texting </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity in  social network  spaces ( Bebo ...
what is this? http//wordle.com
Barack Obama’s inauguration speech … http//wordle.com … in Wordle
what is this? <ul><li>dad@hvn ur spshl. we want wot u want & urth 2b like hvn. giv us food & 4giv r sins lyk we 4giv uvaz....
‘ squeeze’ text The competition was for re-writing the Lord's Prayer for the mobile phone, using just 160 characters or le...
...and in second place… <ul><li>r pa in evan, respect 2 u, may u rain ear as in evan. giv us r needs, 4giv r sin as we 4gi...
in your own teaching… <ul><li>What areas of your own teaching are difficult to perform with current resources? </li></ul><...
“ All too often today we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants” –  ...
thank you [email_address] steve-wheeler.blogspot.com cc  Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 http:// www.vend123.c...
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  1. 1. educational values in a digital age Steve Wheeler University of Plymouth http://www.vend123.com/
  2. 2. here’s my plan... <ul><li>the nature of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>values in education </li></ul><ul><li>digital learning </li></ul><ul><li>creative approaches </li></ul>cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 http://eduinreview.com
  3. 3. didactics vs. education cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009
  4. 4. knowledge or wisdom ? cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 http://slated.org
  5. 5. http://commarts.edgewood.edu/socrates.jpg cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 “ I cannot teach anyone, all I can do is make them think.” – Socrates
  6. 6. what is education for? <ul><li>“ An education allows children to develop the skills and confidence they need to strengthen their societies, break the cycle of poverty and build peace in their communities.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Save the Children </li></ul>cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009
  7. 7. the goal of education cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 “ The goal of education is to enrich the lives of students while producing articulate, expressive thinkers and lifelong learners that are socially responsible, resilient, and active citizens of the world. Education is about teaching students, not subjects”. – Dave Truss http://www.dailymail.co.uk
  8. 8. transforming education? Source: Chambers English Dictionary &quot;In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad.&quot; – Nietzsche cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 http://thescholasticdiary.wordpress.com
  9. 9. “ Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school” – Einstein cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 http://gradeproud.com
  10. 10. “ For the first time we are preparing students for a future we cannot clearly describe.” – David Warlick cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 http://communications.nottingham.ac.uk/podcasts/
  11. 11. “ It's not what you know that counts anymore. It's what you can learn.” – Don Tapscott cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 http://www.nationalpost.com
  12. 12. “ I cannot teach anyone, all I can do is make them think.” – Socrates http://commarts.edgewood.edu/socrates.jpg cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 … but how do you make them think?
  13. 13. when do we pay attention? <ul><li>we respect the speaker </li></ul><ul><li>interesting and relevant </li></ul><ul><li>unusual </li></ul><ul><li>uncertainty </li></ul>cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 http://englishinguiabasico.wordpress.com/2009/01/
  14. 14. digital natives? cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 http://tatango.com
  15. 15. personalised Learning? cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 http://www.delasallewaterford.com
  16. 16. personalised Learning? cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 http://www.hseb.utah.edu
  17. 17. we are family cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 http://pro.corbis.com
  18. 18. Wii are family! cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 http://wiifitnessdepot.com
  19. 19. cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Learning 2.0 User generated content architecture of participation
  20. 20. cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Learning 2.0 Tools Collaborating Sharing Voting Networking User generated content architecture of participation Tagging
  21. 21. cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Learning 2.0 Tools Collaborating Sharing Voting Networking User generated content architecture of participation Tagging If it’s not participatory it’s not social media
  22. 22. funnels or webs? “ The current search for new educational funnels must be reversed into the search for their institutional inverse: educational webs which heighten the opportunity for each one to transform each moment [...] into one of learning, sharing and caring”. – Illich (1970) cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 http://zumu.com
  23. 23. digital cultural capital “ Where digital communication has fractured the tyranny of distance and computers have become pervasive and ubiquitous, identification through digital mediation has become the new cultural capital”. - Wheeler (2009) cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 http://www.coreideas.com.au/
  24. 24. digital totems? <ul><li>Gathering place </li></ul><ul><li>Rituals </li></ul><ul><li>Celebration </li></ul><ul><li>Transmission of customs, social mores and values (storytelling) </li></ul><ul><li>= Tribal identity </li></ul><ul><li>Social networks </li></ul>cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 http://www.flickr.com/photos/jcbwalsh/3412625028/
  25. 25. assessment? normative vs ipsative cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009
  26. 26. assessment? normative vs ipsative cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Ipsative assessment measures learners against their own previous personal achievements
  27. 27. learning styles? “ There are as many learning styles as there are people.” – Wheeler (2009) http://fluorescentflicker.files.wordpress.com cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009
  28. 28. the VAK model… Visual Seeing and reading Auditory Hearing and speaking Kinaesthetic Touching and doing cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009
  29. 29. … multi-modal learning...? Auditory Visual Kinaesthetic cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009
  30. 30. ...or Confucius repurposed? Auditory Visual Kinaesthetic cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 I see, I remember I hear, I know I do, I understand
  31. 31. situated learning Auditory Visual Kinaesthetic cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 I see, I remember I hear, I know I do, I understand Cognition Memory Meta Cognition Deeper Learning
  32. 32. anytime flexible personalised learning anyplace cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 http://ithalas.com
  33. 33. what are the barriers to creativity? cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009
  34. 35. barriers to creativity <ul><li>teacher insisting on the ‘right answer’ </li></ul><ul><li>impatience with ‘dreamers’ </li></ul><ul><li>contempt for ‘unusual’ solutions </li></ul><ul><li>no time for questioning </li></ul><ul><li>no time for experimentation and ‘play’ </li></ul><ul><li>regimented learning through a rigid curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>‘ transmission’ mode </li></ul><ul><li>fear? </li></ul><ul><li>lack of self confidence? </li></ul>cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009
  35. 36. cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Join all nine dots Using four straight Lines. Do not take Your pen from the Paper and do not Go back over any Lines.
  36. 37. cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Thinking ‘outside the box’ means we go beyond the fixity of our natural perception
  37. 38. a man enters a field with an unopened package and dies. Why? cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009
  38. 39. a man enters a field with an unopened package and dies. Why? cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009
  39. 40. creative use of ICT <ul><li>Creativity in mobile texting </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity in social network spaces ( Bebo , MySpace , YouTube , FaceBook , Flickr etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity in Animation </li></ul><ul><li>Using IWBs interactively </li></ul><ul><li>Creative writing in wikis & blogs </li></ul><ul><li>etc… </li></ul>cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009
  40. 41. what is this? http//wordle.com
  41. 42. Barack Obama’s inauguration speech … http//wordle.com … in Wordle
  42. 43. what is this? <ul><li>dad@hvn ur spshl. we want wot u want & urth 2b like hvn. giv us food & 4giv r sins lyk we 4giv uvaz. don't test us! save us! bcos we kno ur boss. ur tuf & ur cool 4 eva! ok? </li></ul>cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009
  43. 44. ‘ squeeze’ text The competition was for re-writing the Lord's Prayer for the mobile phone, using just 160 characters or less. It was judged for Ship of Fools by the Churches' Broadcasting Conference. The task itself was not easy. The traditional version of the Lord's Prayer is 372 characters long, so whittling it down to 160 characters meant cutting the prayer by more than half but without losing anything important. cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 http://www.canada.com
  44. 45. ...and in second place… <ul><li>r pa in evan, respect 2 u, may u rain ear as in evan. giv us r needs, 4giv r sin as we 4giv r nmes. resq us from the evil 1. 4 ur always the most xlent dude. yo </li></ul>cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009
  45. 46. in your own teaching… <ul><li>What areas of your own teaching are difficult to perform with current resources? </li></ul><ul><li>What ways could your teaching be transformed through the use of ICT? </li></ul><ul><li>What would be creative about it? </li></ul><ul><li>What might be the limitations of using ICT? </li></ul>http://www.euro linkcourses.co.uk cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009
  46. 47. “ All too often today we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants” – John W Gardner cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/image/s_flowers-lost-gardens-of-heligan.jpg
  47. 48. thank you [email_address] steve-wheeler.blogspot.com cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 http:// www.vend123.com/
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