Masters in 2007
Teaching and learning in the digital space
Unique level of support from my school
Current interests Junior Cycle Reform: Shortcourses and Whole School CPD
...Freire (1970) rejects what he calls the banking
concept of education where knowledge is the
property of the teacher, rather than an act of
knowing between teacher and student. This act
of knowing is what Freire calls dialogue, where
teachers and students empower each other and
fulfil each others vocation to be more fully
human (Freire 1970).
...dialogue for Freire is an epistemological position
and is not to be reduced to a technique.
How can I use Moodle, a collaborative online
learning environment, to improve my practice
as a history teacher, as I encourage my pupils
to think critically?
Moodle Forum What Does It Mean to be Irish
Historical Context: The Irish Ireland
movement of the late nineteenth and early
Forum Start Date
Contextualisation of multiple viewpoints.
Hatton and Smith (1995)
Reform....Learning as a Process rather than
Freire’s...act of knowing...
Discussion...assessment of that act of knowing
Portfolios (e or otherwise) to capture the
Great teaching traffics in enduring
puzzlements and persistent dilemmas.
Certainties are closed streets, not locations
that interest the mind.
Great ideas have legs. They take you
The Ten Lessons the Arts Teach
“The arts celebrate multiple perspectives.
One of their large lessons is that there are
many ways to see and interpret the world.”
My opinion – that digital and social media will
“... A blog is a web log and can be simply
described as an online space where posts are
made by the owner of the blog and
comments are returned by anyone who
wishes to respond. ...”
......as a way of expression (Eisner) and of
as a way of expression (Eisner) and of
....but what of the dialogue??
Little dialogue – more a monologue
Ideas that work in teaching and learning – Flickr,
Connectedness (and none)
Policies around Social Media in schools
Ideas about how to take control of your online
◦ Filter Bubbles
◦ Virtual Communities and Collective Intelligence Howard
◦ Networked Publics danah boyd
Moved eLearningIsland onto Twitter about three years
Pushed my ideas further into the educational space
Most tweets are related to education
Tweet within educational hashtags #edchatie
More space for dialogue
More possibilities for expression
Network of trusted educational relationships
Quality of the content
Engagement of the presentation