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Open to possibility: 
Networked learning with our students 
Image: CC BY-SA 2.0 cogdog 
Catherine Cronin 
@catherinecronin...
@catherinecronin 
#taccle2 
slideshare.net/cicronin
Schools are places where people 
learn to ‘do democracy’. 
Keri Facer (2011)
“I don’t think 
education is about 
centralized instruction 
anymore; rather, it is 
the process [of] 
establishing onesel...
voice dissonance networks 
democratic conversations
voice dissonance networks 
democratic conversations
The voices of children have been 
missing from the whole discussion. 
Jonathan Kozol (1992) 
Savage Inequalities 
Image CC...
Image CC BY-SA 2.0 marfis75 
sound 
presence 
participation 
power 
agency
Youth Media Team @YMTfm
The ways in which new technologies are used 
in school to silence or empower, to control or 
to engage, has the potential ...
voice dissonance networks 
democratic conversations
Networked Individualism 
Social 
Networks 
Internet 
Mobile
2005 2013 
Source: Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, 2005-2013
Image: CC BY 2.0 davitydave
There is a divide between formal and 
informal learning. 
Students navigate the dissonance 
between these – with or withou...
Seamus Heaney Lightenings viii - video by Eoghan Kidney 
vimeo.com/4831035
voice dissonance networks 
democratic conversations
Networked Teacher 
Image: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Alec Couros
Networked 
Educators 
Networked 
Students
Networked 
Educators 
Networked 
Students 
Physical 
Spaces 
Bounded 
Online 
Spaces 
Open 
Online 
Spaces
Networked 
Educators 
Networked 
Students 
Physical 
Spaces 
Bounded 
Online 
Spaces 
Open 
Online 
Spaces
We proposed the idea of a Third Space where 
teacher and student scripts – the formal and 
informal, the official and unof...
People live their lives and learn across multiple 
settings, and this holds true not only across the 
span of our lives bu...
Image: CC BY 2.0 dlofink
Open practices give us and our 
students opportunities to cross 
boundaries of geography, culture, 
institution, term, edu...
Individuals, students and educators, 
can be nodes in a network. 
Groups and learning communities 
also can be nodes, e.g....
voice dissonance networks 
democratic conversations
#edchatIE 
#TACCLE2 
Images: CC BY Pam Moran; Irish Typepad; cicronin
PRIMARY 
@msokeeffesclass 
SECONDARY 
#CCCmedia 
THIRD LEVEL 
@CT231 #ct231 #icollab 
Images: CC BY Pam Moran; Irish Typep...
Third level: #ct231 @CT231 
ct231.wordpress.com
Third level: #ct231 @CT231
Third level: #ct231 @CT231 
http://www.scoop.it/t/ct23 
1-student-showcase
Third level: #ct231 @CT231
#icollab TAGSExplorer 
thanks to @mhawksey
#studentvoice 
Openness... 
“ 
I learned a lot more about writing to the public. Before 
this I would have been less likel...
#studentvoice 
Social networks... 
“ 
“ 
Before studying it, I used Facebook and Twitter mainly 
just for keeping in conta...
PRIMARY 
@msokeeffesclass 
SECONDARY 
#CCCmedia 
THIRD LEVEL 
@CT231 #ct231 
Images: CC BY Pam Moran; Irish Typepad; cicro...
Secondary school: #CCCMedia @jamesmichie 
www.chalfontmediablog.blogspot.co.uk
Secondary school: #CCCMedia @jamesmichie
Secondary school: #CCCMedia @jamesmichie 
www.chalfontmediablog.blogspot.co.uk
Secondary school: #CCCMedia @jamesmichie 
http://storify.com/jamesmichie/friendship-the-digital-self-and-instant-gratifica...
PRIMARY 
@msokeeffesclass 
SECONDARY 
#CCCmedia 
THIRD LEVEL 
@CT231 #ct231 
Images: CC BY Pam Moran; Irish Typepad; cicro...
Primary school: @msokeefesclass
Primary school: @msokeefesclass 
kidblog.org/msokeeffesclass/
HE – primary school collaboration 
@msokeeffesclass 
https://storify.com/catherinecronin/msoke 
effesclass-visit-to-nuig
Primary school: @msokeefesclass
“I learned how to learn.” 
- student (age 11) 
http://storify.com/catherinecronin/msokeeffesclass-visit-to-nuig
Youth Media Team @ymtFM 
Photo by ictedulit All Rights Reserved, used with permission.
Coder Dojo @coderdojo
4 
contributions 
to the dialogue
#1Foster student voices 
http://ictedublog.wordpress.com/2013/10/15/youth-media-team-at-feilte/
Image CC BY 2.0 vramek 
#2 Connect formal & informal.
#3 Network as learning communities. 
Slide: CC-BY-SA catherinecronin Image: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 yobink
#4 Build democratic conversations. 
Image: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Drriss & Marrionn
CC BY-NC 2.0 Idrose
Transforming education in such a way is a scary 
proposition. It won’t be quick, it won’t be easy, and it 
may not be imme...
“We have to build our half of the bridge…” Colum McCann 
Image: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Tim Haynes
Thank you! 
Catherine Cronin 
@catherinecronin 
about.me/catherinecronin 
slideshare.net/cicronin 
Image: CC BY 2.0 visual...
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Keynote presentation at TACCLE2 Conference, Brussels, 17th October 2014

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Networked Learning with our Students

  1. 1. Open to possibility: Networked learning with our students Image: CC BY-SA 2.0 cogdog Catherine Cronin @catherinecronin #TACCLE2 Conference 17th October 2014
  2. 2. @catherinecronin #taccle2 slideshare.net/cicronin
  3. 3. Schools are places where people learn to ‘do democracy’. Keri Facer (2011)
  4. 4. “I don’t think education is about centralized instruction anymore; rather, it is the process [of] establishing oneself as a node in a broad network of distributed creativity.” – Joi Ito @joi Slide: CC-BY-SA catherinecronin Image: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 yobink
  5. 5. voice dissonance networks democratic conversations
  6. 6. voice dissonance networks democratic conversations
  7. 7. The voices of children have been missing from the whole discussion. Jonathan Kozol (1992) Savage Inequalities Image CC BY-SA 2.0 maureen_sill
  8. 8. Image CC BY-SA 2.0 marfis75 sound presence participation power agency
  9. 9. Youth Media Team @YMTfm
  10. 10. The ways in which new technologies are used in school to silence or empower, to control or to engage, has the potential to… shape student expectations about how democratic practice and civic engagement should play out in the socio-technical spaces of the 21st century. Keri Facer (2011) Learning Futures “
  11. 11. voice dissonance networks democratic conversations
  12. 12. Networked Individualism Social Networks Internet Mobile
  13. 13. 2005 2013 Source: Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, 2005-2013
  14. 14. Image: CC BY 2.0 davitydave
  15. 15. There is a divide between formal and informal learning. Students navigate the dissonance between these – with or without our support.
  16. 16. Seamus Heaney Lightenings viii - video by Eoghan Kidney vimeo.com/4831035
  17. 17. voice dissonance networks democratic conversations
  18. 18. Networked Teacher Image: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Alec Couros
  19. 19. Networked Educators Networked Students
  20. 20. Networked Educators Networked Students Physical Spaces Bounded Online Spaces Open Online Spaces
  21. 21. Networked Educators Networked Students Physical Spaces Bounded Online Spaces Open Online Spaces
  22. 22. We proposed the idea of a Third Space where teacher and student scripts – the formal and informal, the official and unofficial spaces of the learning environment – intersect, creating the potential for authentic interaction and a shift in the social organization of learning and what counts as knowledge. Kris Gutiérrez (2008) University of Colorado, Boulder “
  23. 23. People live their lives and learn across multiple settings, and this holds true not only across the span of our lives but also across and within the institutions and communities they inhabit... I take an approach that urges me to consider the significant overlap across these boundaries as people, tools, and practices travel through different and even contradictory contexts and activities . Gutiérrez (2008) “
  24. 24. Image: CC BY 2.0 dlofink
  25. 25. Open practices give us and our students opportunities to cross boundaries of geography, culture, institution, term, education sector, community, and/or power level…
  26. 26. Individuals, students and educators, can be nodes in a network. Groups and learning communities also can be nodes, e.g. via #hashtags.
  27. 27. voice dissonance networks democratic conversations
  28. 28. #edchatIE #TACCLE2 Images: CC BY Pam Moran; Irish Typepad; cicronin
  29. 29. PRIMARY @msokeeffesclass SECONDARY #CCCmedia THIRD LEVEL @CT231 #ct231 #icollab Images: CC BY Pam Moran; Irish Typepad; cicronin
  30. 30. Third level: #ct231 @CT231 ct231.wordpress.com
  31. 31. Third level: #ct231 @CT231
  32. 32. Third level: #ct231 @CT231 http://www.scoop.it/t/ct23 1-student-showcase
  33. 33. Third level: #ct231 @CT231
  34. 34. #icollab TAGSExplorer thanks to @mhawksey
  35. 35. #studentvoice Openness... “ I learned a lot more about writing to the public. Before this I would have been less likely to express my views to a group of people online whereas now I would not have a problem in doing so. By posting publicly it opened up our world to other academics or people who are just interested in the topic... I don’t think anyone would have thought that the author of one of the works we were researching would get involved. “
  36. 36. #studentvoice Social networks... “ “ Before studying it, I used Facebook and Twitter mainly just for keeping in contact with people, but since have discovered they both have much more to offer. They are places to discover new information and boost your knowledge. That both education and socialising can be rolled into one.
  37. 37. PRIMARY @msokeeffesclass SECONDARY #CCCmedia THIRD LEVEL @CT231 #ct231 Images: CC BY Pam Moran; Irish Typepad; cicronin
  38. 38. Secondary school: #CCCMedia @jamesmichie www.chalfontmediablog.blogspot.co.uk
  39. 39. Secondary school: #CCCMedia @jamesmichie
  40. 40. Secondary school: #CCCMedia @jamesmichie www.chalfontmediablog.blogspot.co.uk
  41. 41. Secondary school: #CCCMedia @jamesmichie http://storify.com/jamesmichie/friendship-the-digital-self-and-instant-gratificat/ elements/50a6426e0e4c64ad6b1da246
  42. 42. PRIMARY @msokeeffesclass SECONDARY #CCCmedia THIRD LEVEL @CT231 #ct231 Images: CC BY Pam Moran; Irish Typepad; cicronin
  43. 43. Primary school: @msokeefesclass
  44. 44. Primary school: @msokeefesclass kidblog.org/msokeeffesclass/
  45. 45. HE – primary school collaboration @msokeeffesclass https://storify.com/catherinecronin/msoke effesclass-visit-to-nuig
  46. 46. Primary school: @msokeefesclass
  47. 47. “I learned how to learn.” - student (age 11) http://storify.com/catherinecronin/msokeeffesclass-visit-to-nuig
  48. 48. Youth Media Team @ymtFM Photo by ictedulit All Rights Reserved, used with permission.
  49. 49. Coder Dojo @coderdojo
  50. 50. 4 contributions to the dialogue
  51. 51. #1Foster student voices http://ictedublog.wordpress.com/2013/10/15/youth-media-team-at-feilte/
  52. 52. Image CC BY 2.0 vramek #2 Connect formal & informal.
  53. 53. #3 Network as learning communities. Slide: CC-BY-SA catherinecronin Image: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 yobink
  54. 54. #4 Build democratic conversations. Image: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Drriss & Marrionn
  55. 55. CC BY-NC 2.0 Idrose
  56. 56. Transforming education in such a way is a scary proposition. It won’t be quick, it won’t be easy, and it may not be immediately successful. However, the current model is even more frightening than this kind of change. We can’t continue to let the gap between school and life grow ever wider and crush students’ desire to learn. I hope that you join me in this fight for fundamental redesign of school. Nicholas J. 2nd year secondary student
  57. 57. “We have to build our half of the bridge…” Colum McCann Image: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Tim Haynes
  58. 58. Thank you! Catherine Cronin @catherinecronin about.me/catherinecronin slideshare.net/cicronin Image: CC BY 2.0 visualpanic

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