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Presentation to the Heutagogy Conference in Prague March 27 2013

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  1. 1. Heutagogy:Reconceptualising Learning for the 21st Century Dr Stewart Hase
  2. 2. Doing heutagogyhttp://heutagogycop.wordpress.comSearch heutagogyTwitterLinkedIn
  3. 3. Say ‘Hello’, to the person next to youand discuss what is the most burning question you have about learning. Please write it down
  4. 4. Holy cows and hamburgers
  5. 5. What is heutagogy? Self-determined learning Learner defined learning
  6. 6. InfluencesMr Cook, my primary school teacherHumanismConstructivismNeurosciencePsychological experienceComplexity TheoryCapability
  7. 7. Think of something youlearned that really changed you or your life
  8. 8. Educational systems Many of our educational systems and practices are based on models of learningthat were developed for mass education to fuel the needs of the industrial revolution
  9. 9. School pokes your eyes out, university teaches you braille and postgraduate education is speed reading in braille Fred Emery, 1974 The function of education is…..’12 years of mandatory self- dehumanisation, self-debilitation, blood loss” Kozol, 1975
  10. 10. The evidenceFocus develops specificregions of the brainBrains are sensitive to theculture/environmentGender differencesMemory is fragile unlessstrengthenedThe 8 minute ruleSystem 1 vs System 2 thinking
  11. 11. The evidenceEffort develops our brainsLearning needs to be multi-sensoryWe are naturally curious andexploreEmotions and learning areinextricably linkedWe are motivated to resolveincongruityBrain plasticity
  12. 12. The evidenceState dependent learningThe first 30 secondsRepetitionSmall chunksHuge variability in people’sbrains and what they focusonCan take years to developreliable memories
  13. 13. Educational systems Pedagogy Heutagogy
  14. 14. A learning dilemma
  15. 15. Definitions of learning1. knowledge gained by study; instruction orscholarship2. the act of gaining knowledge3. (Psychology) Psychol any relatively permanentchange in behaviour that occurs as a direct result ofexperience
  16. 16. Levels of learningKnowledge and SkillsDeep Learning
  17. 17. Learning
  18. 18. Learning Grid Specific Tasks NW NETeacher Controlled Learner Managed SW SE Open Ended
  19. 19. Think of the best teacher you ever had or have seen. Someone who made a significant difference to youWhat was it that made them a really brilliant teacher ?
  20. 20. They wanted to know about your experiencesThey built on those experiences andincorporated themThey let you explore and experimentThey let you find outThey were a learner tooThey had respect for you
  21. 21. ConsequencesThe learning experience is dynamicExpectancyThere is a difference between knowledge and skills(competencies) and real learningThe learner will become distracted by new questionsTeaching can become a block to learningThe teacher doesn’t know what is going on in the brainof the learner unless she/he checks
  22. 22. Doing self-determinedlearning (heutagogy)Deep engagement Expectations and agenda setting Where is the learner now? Involvement of the learner in design Framing questionsFlexible curriculaResource availabilityLearner-generated contexts
  23. 23. Doing self-determinedlearning (heutagogy)Negotiated assessmentSpontaneity in process and experienceCoaching modelsEarly engagement with contentThe Pedagogy, Andragogy, Heutagogy (PAH)continuum
  24. 24. And Yes! This all applies to online learning.
  25. 25. The learner experienceI learned how to ‘do’ school at a young age. Find outwhat the teacher wants, do it, and reap the reward of good grades. The same formula worked in college. I spent time discovering how the instructor wants things completed, did it, and then earned the good grades
  26. 26. The learner experience For a while, I wished I had never had the chance to use heutagogy in an online university environment at all, then I wouldn’t be missing it as much as I was. Upon reflection, the opportunity to self-direct my learning that summer, (in school, as I also usually do in life) was an incredible experience: one I wanted to repeat.
  27. 27. InnovationsNegotiated assessmentLearner generated contextsLifelong learningWorkplace learningReflective practiceVocational education and training