The university of the
  future: a student-
 centred university
            Bertram (Chip) Bruce
     National College of I...
Students today
smarter (James Flynn)
better educated (Berliner & Biddle; Marable)
more professionally-oriented, older, mor...
A student-centred
    university
Uses appropriate media

Responds to diverse interests & backgrounds

Encourages active le...
Focus on students by
 helping them not to
focus on themselves
A different vision
                   Today             Tomorrow

               distracted?           engaged,
 Student
 ...
Questions
1) What is inquiry?

2) How can we connect learning and life?

3) How can we foster integrative learning in the
...
What is inquiry?
To feel the meaning of what one is doing, and
to rejoice in that meaning; to unite in one
concurrent fact...
Inquiry cycle

                   Ask



Reflect                        Investigate




         Discuss         Create
Ask: Formulating
 your own question
teachers saw the enormous pedagogical
difference between solving problems and
formulat...
Investigate
Blogs                    Internet radio

Online video             Mobile devices

Web resources            Sim...
Create: Café Teatro
  Batey Urbano




        11
Discuss: Water coolers
               Social affordances:
                 privacy
                 propinquity
          ...
Reflect: Why use IM?
                     why
                  different?

                                     survey,
 e...
Inquiry learning
Ask: Formulate your own questions
Investigate: Learn about, through, & with
multiple media
Create: Connec...
How can we connect
   learning and life?
We always live at the time we live and not at
some other time, and only by extrac...
Johnny Lee’s inquiry
                   play, HCI


 procrast-
                                    specs, test
 ineering

...
Lee’s
                   My inquiry
website

                            projects,
                            writing

  ...
Public spaces
it is not only a matter of
admission & inclusion in
predefined public spaces; it
is...a matter of
transformat...
Self awareness
      Our students don’t come here
      because they are consciously
      seeking a liberating education
...
Nurturing
This school is my sanctuary. I know this because
once I step outside these doors my problems
come back. They’re ...
Healthy environment
          Dicen que el Coquí no
          puede cantar ni vivir
          fuera de la isla. Aquí, el
 ...
Community is the
      curriculum
1) learn about the world in a connected way

2) learn how to act responsibly in the worl...
Community media
La Voz community newspaper; Participatory
Democracy Project

Theater, e.g., The Spark/La Chispa, about the...
(my own) Inquiry
      Learning course
✤ Puerto Rican Digital        ✤ Community wellness
  Archive                       ...
Students
I’ve always been passionate about literacy and social
justice. … I just didn’t know that those seemingly
disparat...
Community-based
   learning
                  diabetes


 urban                              diet
agricult.               ...
Networked
information systems
 Rehabilitate donated         Set up a community
computers                    technology cen...
Camara:
Computers
to Africa




  30
Camara – National
    College of Ireland
[Ask] NCI: work
experience, hardware,   [Ask] Camara: skills,
multimedia, network...
Border learning
Students, age 11-14, develop audiovisual
podcasts on topics of their choice
Mexican-American families, low...
UMS curriculum
Storyboard
Storytelling through
symbols
Critical literacy
©, Net safety,
Podsafe music
Image & sound
page 2                         Page5
                                          This page is about my       The most import...
UMS student podcasts
Professional learning
Working with students ... was an inspiring journey for
me to appreciate Hispanic culture and revisit...
How can we foster
  integrative learning?
[Integrate learning–over time, across courses, and
between academic, personal, &...
Past: Passive recipient
                   another’s
                   question

                                       fi...
Today: Customer
                  enticing
                  choices

                                        match
judged...
Future: Engaged citizen
                          real
                       problems

   continual                      ...
Ways to integrate learning

             service learning



 Community                      University

         funds of...
Circle of knowledge
Intellectual                Survival
space
               Community    Excellence

                   ...
Community
Informatics Initiative




          44
Community as
Intellectual Space




  Paseo Boricua, June 15-17
the question of the integration of mind-
body in action is the most practical of
all questions we can ask of our
civilizat...
Moltes gràcies
References

Bensen, L., Harkavy, I., & Puckett, J. (2007). Dewey’s dream: Universities and
democracies in an age of educat...
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Bertram (Chip) Bruce
National College of Ireland, 2007-08
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Closing presentation, Univest\'08, The student as the axis of change in university, Girona, Spain, 3 June, 2008

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  1. 1. The university of the future: a student- centred university Bertram (Chip) Bruce National College of Ireland, 2007-08 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign El Congrés Internacional “L’estudiant, eix del canvi a la universitat”, Girona, 3 June, 2008
  2. 2. Students today smarter (James Flynn) better educated (Berliner & Biddle; Marable) more professionally-oriented, older, more female, more non-white, more non-English speaking get too little sleep (Mary Carskadon) use the Internet instead of print sources, but trust print more (Leigh Healy) focus too much on grades
  3. 3. A student-centred university Uses appropriate media Responds to diverse interests & backgrounds Encourages active learning
  4. 4. Focus on students by helping them not to focus on themselves
  5. 5. A different vision Today Tomorrow distracted? engaged, Student materialistic? responsible needy, passive, Community intellectual space non-intellectual? separate from University connected daily life? 5
  6. 6. Questions 1) What is inquiry? 2) How can we connect learning and life? 3) How can we foster integrative learning in the university?
  7. 7. What is inquiry? To feel the meaning of what one is doing, and to rejoice in that meaning; to unite in one concurrent fact the unfolding of the inner life and the ordered development of material conditions–that is art. –John Dewey, “Culture and industry in education”
  8. 8. Inquiry cycle Ask Reflect Investigate Discuss Create
  9. 9. Ask: Formulating your own question teachers saw the enormous pedagogical difference between solving problems and formulating them, between answering someone else's question and generating your own –Olds, Schwartz, & Willie, 1980
  10. 10. Investigate Blogs Internet radio Online video Mobile devices Web resources Simulations Digital libraries E-learning Social networking Virtual reality Second Life Ubiquitous computing 10
  11. 11. Create: Café Teatro Batey Urbano 11
  12. 12. Discuss: Water coolers Social affordances: privacy propinquity social designation –Anne-Laure Fayard & John Weeks, 2007 12
  13. 13. Reflect: Why use IM? why different? survey, email, IM read away social messages network 13
  14. 14. Inquiry learning Ask: Formulate your own questions Investigate: Learn about, through, & with multiple media Create: Connect learning and life Discuss: Learn with supportive others; help others to learn Reflect: Spiral learning
  15. 15. How can we connect learning and life? We always live at the time we live and not at some other time, and only by extracting at each present time the full meaning of each present experience are we prepared for doing the same thing in the future. –John Dewey, Experience and Education 15
  16. 16. Johnny Lee’s inquiry play, HCI procrast- specs, test ineering webpage, build video devices
  17. 17. Lee’s My inquiry website projects, writing how it web, works YouTube colleagues, blog, blog Wiimote
  18. 18. Public spaces it is not only a matter of admission & inclusion in predefined public spaces; it is...a matter of transformation of our institutions and public spaces --Greene, 1998 19
  19. 19. Self awareness Our students don’t come here because they are consciously seeking a liberating education or because they support Puerto Rican independence. They come here because they know that this school will work hard not to neglect them and because they’ll find out who they are. –Iván, a teacher
  20. 20. Nurturing This school is my sanctuary. I know this because once I step outside these doors my problems come back. They’re just waiting outside the doors to smack me in my face and start all over again. I stay at this school because I don’t have to worry about my problems. I got my mind set on other things. —Damien, a student
  21. 21. Healthy environment Dicen que el Coquí no puede cantar ni vivir fuera de la isla. Aquí, el Coquí canta a su isla con amor, sobreviviendo a la ciudad de los vientos aun en temperaturas bajo cero. –Luis Padial Doble
  22. 22. Community is the curriculum 1) learn about the world in a connected way 2) learn how to act responsibly in the world 3) learn how to transform the world—to give back to the community
  23. 23. Community media La Voz community newspaper; Participatory Democracy Project Theater, e.g., The Spark/La Chispa, about the 1966 Division St. riots Community radio Sound studio Podcasts of oral histories
  24. 24. (my own) Inquiry Learning course ✤ Puerto Rican Digital ✤ Community wellness Archive program ✤ Literacy across the ✤ Developing better curriculum communication practices ✤ Hydroponics garden ✤ Violence reduction 26
  25. 25. Students I’ve always been passionate about literacy and social justice. … I just didn’t know that those seemingly disparate interests could be joined. Growing up in inner-city Chicago as a child of immigrants, I spent most of my time at my neighborhood public library. Although my mother only made it to 6th grade in her native land of Mexico, she imbued us with a love for books. –Dali
  26. 26. Community-based learning diabetes urban diet agricult. exercise farmer’s hydroponic market 28
  27. 27. Networked information systems Rehabilitate donated Set up a community computers technology center Configure operating Teach community systems, software residents how to use the computers Local & distance networking 29
  28. 28. Camara: Computers to Africa 30
  29. 29. Camara – National College of Ireland [Ask] NCI: work experience, hardware, [Ask] Camara: skills, multimedia, networks, consistency, reflection management ICT, marketing, ...
  30. 30. Border learning Students, age 11-14, develop audiovisual podcasts on topics of their choice Mexican-American families, low-income, low academic achievement, limited access to computers After school & Saturdays University students as mentors
  31. 31. UMS curriculum Storyboard Storytelling through symbols Critical literacy ©, Net safety, Podsafe music Image & sound
  32. 32. page 2 Page5 This page is about my The most important or interests greatest funniest thing Storyboard for a friends family that has happened to me was: I came to the United cultural background States to study! podcast Please explain: I like outdoor activities, such as biking and hiking. I want people to SEE… Biking in Oregon Me in Urbana 1. A digital camera 2. Ask the teacher to take a photo of myself In order to see the above pictures, 1. Bring in some pictures. 3. Learn how to make my I need to prepare and learn…. 2. Learn how to scan my photo shows up on the pictures. computer. The greatest thing that has I want people to HEAR… I like hiking and biking. I happened to me was I came went mountain biking in to the United States to study. Oregon last summer, and it I am glad my dream came was a amazing trip that I true and I really enjoy my have ever had. life here.
  33. 33. UMS student podcasts
  34. 34. Professional learning Working with students ... was an inspiring journey for me to appreciate Hispanic culture and revisit my own cultural identity... I tried to put myself in these students’ shoes, imagining how difficult may be for these immigrant young people to live and study in a new country. I brought my own “away-from-home” experience into designing the sample storyboard...I came to understand that I was telling my own story to these students as a self exploration journey... ...the students and I were interchangeably engaging multiple forms of communication, including visual, gesture, and verbal modes.
  35. 35. How can we foster integrative learning? [Integrate learning–over time, across courses, and between academic, personal, & community life] When the child lives in varied but concrete and active relationship to this common world, his studies are naturally unified...Relate the school to life, and all studies are of necessity correlated. – John Dewey, School & Society 38
  36. 36. Past: Passive recipient another’s question fixed judged source limited isolation response 39
  37. 37. Today: Customer enticing choices match judged style more vary isolation! response 40
  38. 38. Future: Engaged citizen real problems continual multiple inquiry sources collaborate innovate 41
  39. 39. Ways to integrate learning service learning Community University funds of knowledge 42
  40. 40. Circle of knowledge Intellectual Survival space Community Excellence Responsibility University
  41. 41. Community Informatics Initiative 44
  42. 42. Community as Intellectual Space Paseo Boricua, June 15-17
  43. 43. the question of the integration of mind- body in action is the most practical of all questions we can ask of our civilization. –John Dewey
  44. 44. Moltes gràcies
  45. 45. References Bensen, L., Harkavy, I., & Puckett, J. (2007). Dewey’s dream: Universities and democracies in an age of education reform. Philadelphia: Temple U. Press. Dewey, J. (1906). Culture and industry in education. In J. A. Boydston (ed.), The Collected Works of John Dewey, 1882-1953; The Middle Works of John Dewey, 1899-1924; Vol. 3:1903-1906, Essays. Fischer, G., Rohde, M., & Wulf, V. (2007). Community-based learning: The core competency of residential, research-based universities. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2(1), 9-40. Noguera, P., Ginwright, S., & Camarota, J. (Eds.). (2006). Beyond resistance!: Youth activism and community change. New York: Routledge.

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