Learning to Learn All Over Again
Chris Fitzgerald Walsh
Education Jedi
contact…
fitzwalsh [at] gmail.com
follow…
@fitzwalsh
links…
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an epic battle has
begun …
Turmoil has once again engulfed
the world of education.
Led by Jedi Mindwalker, the Rebels
continue to win isolated victor...
Now Rebel spies have learned that
the Empire’s most sinister agent,
Darth Code, has formed a massive
army of test drones t...
Darth Code
Jedi Mindwalker
THE PHANTOM THINKERS
Episode I
The Socratic Method is a form of
inquiry and debate between
individuals with opposing viewpoints
based on asking and answe...
Plato’s Academy had no clear
distinction between teachers
and students, or even a formal
curriculum. The school did not
ha...
Aristotle’s Lyceum focused on
cooperative research. His
students were assigned historical
or scientific research projects ...
Does learning require a curriculum?
What drives my “Need to Know”?
How does a teacher illuminate ideas?
A BRICK IN THE WALL
Episode II
We don't need no education
We don’t need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alon...
• K-12 Education is defined by institutions (govt, districts,
schools) rather than the learners.
• School structures are d...
The "education" experience defined by school
Our 3 Educations
1
2
3 Our own personal “education”
• formal - out of school ...
Many of history’s great minds made #3 their focus.
They were fueled by a “need to know”.
Albert Einstein Bill Gates
Thomas...
Gather
Filter
Investigate
Create5%
15%
20%
60%
How do I learn new things?
metacognition
Gather
Filter
Investigate
Create
How do YOU learn new things?
Is real learning happening in our schools?
How has my learning changed?
How did we all survive school?
THE RISE OF BOTS AND BRAINS
Episode III
What is your learning style?
Learning Styles Questionnaire
NC State
ACTIVE
SENSING
VISUAL
SEQUENTIAL
REFLECTIVE
INTUITIVE
VERBAL
GLOBAL
What is your learning style?
ACTIVE REFLECTIVE
SENSING INTUITIVE
VISUAL VERBAL
SEQUENTIAL GLOBAL
My learning style?
Learning styles don’t exist
Prof. Dan Willingham, Cognitive Psychologist
Online learning… expands school learning time that allows for
more flexible and individualized learning through the
applic...
But eLearning is just learning
The thing our grand-children will “find
quaintest and most old-timey about us is
the distin...
Learning Management Systems reflect 20th
century paradigms
LMS’s don’t change learning… it still requires a great teacher!...
Our brains are not wired for any particular subject-area.
Our abilities are expandable.
Can “brain science” help?
Brain science: fad or breakthrough?
Prof. Dan Willingham, Cognitive Psychologist
Why does learning need to be managed?
Do I need to know how my mind
really works?
Does my learning style matter?
A NEW HOPE
Episode IV
Darth Code
Jedi Mindwalker
What does learning really
look like in the
post-Internet age?
learning = the demonstrated difference between
what I now know and what I didn’t know before
SIMPLE
learning in the real world
learning = satisfying a personal “need to know”
ENGAGING
1990
NEED TO KNOW:
How does a 17 year-old learn to build her own car?
2000
2010
Read books in
the library
Take an auto
sho...
learning = solving problems at the right level
CHALLENGING
Game mechanics are the elements of a game that enable the
players to have a fun and engaging experience. The pleasure
is i...
Player 2 = Sudoku Master
Player 1 = Sudoku Noob
CHALLENGE:
How to be satisfied by Sudoku?
1
7
5
learning = students determine their own learning paths
SELF-DIRECTED
Edutopia’s Digital Generation Project
learning = collaboration across time and space
DISTRIBUTED
the epic battle continues …
Darth CodeJedi Mindwalker
contact…
fitzwalsh [at] gmail.com
follow…
@fitzwalsh
links…
delicious.com/fitzwalsh/l2l
Learning to Learn All Over Again
Chris Fitzgerald Walsh
Education Jedi
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From the creator of the Infinite Thinking Machine and the co-founder of the Google Teacher Academy comes an epic multimedia event on how eLearning is quickly changing the way we think about school. Action packed scenes include: a romp through the eLearning universe, time traveling encounters with history's greatest minds, a personal quest to map how we learn, and the epic battle that digital generation students are waging. Walk away armed with the knowledge and tools to start your own revolution in learning. Warning: audience participation is required!

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  • GATHER/OBSERVE
    - hear "news", ideas, tools that I hear about via Twitter, email, casual convo, conf calls, meetings, presentations, iGoogle news feed, Daily Show, books, etc..
    - personal exploration based on a "need" I have: work need (prep for a meeting, a project/product), personal need (family, home, health, travel, sports), a personal desire to know more (exploration)
    - sometimes leads right to idea generation or action (5%), but usually leads to select
    SELECT
    - get engaged enough to decide it's worth exploring more: make a note in my notebook, send myself an email reminder, or just try and file it away in memory (weakest link)
    - probably 10% or less of what I hear
    RESEARCH
    - While sometimes I can instantly "research" them, I usually explore them later - usually at home, late at night.
    - Read book
    - Probably following-up on about 50% of what I decided was important, what I selected
    ACTION
    - do something with my new info: annotate it (Delicious), make something (preso, workshop, video, tech), share it with others (prof= twitter, personal=FB), think about it/reflect, idea generation (sometimes with peers/spouse, sometimes in notebook), decide I need to know more (more gathering with indep research or increasingly from human network which is faster and better quality)
    - percentages for each
    Total time for all this, compared to school? Where did learning occur? If I'm paying attention to the process, then Throughout! Always learning about learning.
  • GATHER/OBSERVE
    - hear "news", ideas, tools that I hear about via Twitter, email, casual convo, conf calls, meetings, presentations, iGoogle news feed, Daily Show, books, etc..
    - personal exploration based on a "need" I have: work need (prep for a meeting, a project/product), personal need (family, home, health, travel, sports), a personal desire to know more (exploration)
    - sometimes leads right to idea generation or action (5%), but usually leads to select
    SELECT
    - get engaged enough to decide it's worth exploring more: make a note in my notebook, send myself an email reminder, or just try and file it away in memory (weakest link)
    - probably 10% or less of what I hear
    RESEARCH
    - While sometimes I can instantly "research" them, I usually explore them later - usually at home, late at night.
    - Read book
    - Probably following-up on about 50% of what I decided was important, what I selected
    ACTION
    - do something with my new info: annotate it (Delicious), make something (preso, workshop, video, tech), share it with others (prof= twitter, personal=FB), think about it/reflect, idea generation (sometimes with peers/spouse, sometimes in notebook), decide I need to know more (more gathering with indep research or increasingly from human network which is faster and better quality)
    - percentages for each
    Total time for all this, compared to school? Where did learning occur? If I'm paying attention to the process, then Throughout! Always learning about learning.
  • Learning to Learn All Over Again

    1. 1. Learning to Learn All Over Again Chris Fitzgerald Walsh Education Jedi
    2. 2. contact… fitzwalsh [at] gmail.com follow… @fitzwalsh links… delicious.com/fitzwalsh/l2l
    3. 3. an epic battle has begun …
    4. 4. Turmoil has once again engulfed the world of education. Led by Jedi Mindwalker, the Rebels continue to win isolated victories to help students thrive in the post- Internet age, but the National K-12 Empire refuses to give up without a fight.
    5. 5. Now Rebel spies have learned that the Empire’s most sinister agent, Darth Code, has formed a massive army of test drones to dismantle the rebellion once and for all. The fate of our very nation is at stake…
    6. 6. Darth Code Jedi Mindwalker
    7. 7. THE PHANTOM THINKERS Episode I
    8. 8. The Socratic Method is a form of inquiry and debate between individuals with opposing viewpoints based on asking and answering questions to stimulate rational thinking and to illuminate ideas. Socrates
    9. 9. Plato’s Academy had no clear distinction between teachers and students, or even a formal curriculum. The school did not have any particular doctrine to teach; rather, Plato posed problems to be studied and solved by the others. Plato
    10. 10. Aristotle’s Lyceum focused on cooperative research. His students were assigned historical or scientific research projects as part of their studies. The school was also student run, where the students elected a new student administrator to work with the school leadership every ten days. Aristotle
    11. 11. Does learning require a curriculum? What drives my “Need to Know”? How does a teacher illuminate ideas?
    12. 12. A BRICK IN THE WALL Episode II
    13. 13. We don't need no education We don’t need no thought control No dark sarcasm in the classroom Teachers leave them kids alone Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone! All in all it's just another brick in the wall. All in all you're just another brick in the wall. Thought Control
    14. 14. • K-12 Education is defined by institutions (govt, districts, schools) rather than the learners. • School structures are designed for management of large groups of “students”, not individual learners. • Schools are organized for adults, not kids. Education ≠ Learning
    15. 15. The "education" experience defined by school Our 3 Educations 1 2 3 Our own personal “education” • formal - out of school activities • informal - hobbies and personal passions The "education" we get on how to succeed and survive in school
    16. 16. Many of history’s great minds made #3 their focus. They were fueled by a “need to know”. Albert Einstein Bill Gates Thomas Edison Ansel Adams Louis Armstrong Benjamin Franklin Great minds need to know Ada Lovelace Jane Goodall Maya Angelou Jane Austen James Baldwin Ray Bradbury Abraham Lincoln Walt Disney Frederick Douglass Agatha Christie
    17. 17. Gather Filter Investigate Create5% 15% 20% 60% How do I learn new things? metacognition
    18. 18. Gather Filter Investigate Create How do YOU learn new things?
    19. 19. Is real learning happening in our schools? How has my learning changed? How did we all survive school?
    20. 20. THE RISE OF BOTS AND BRAINS Episode III
    21. 21. What is your learning style? Learning Styles Questionnaire NC State
    22. 22. ACTIVE SENSING VISUAL SEQUENTIAL REFLECTIVE INTUITIVE VERBAL GLOBAL What is your learning style?
    23. 23. ACTIVE REFLECTIVE SENSING INTUITIVE VISUAL VERBAL SEQUENTIAL GLOBAL My learning style?
    24. 24. Learning styles don’t exist Prof. Dan Willingham, Cognitive Psychologist
    25. 25. Online learning… expands school learning time that allows for more flexible and individualized learning through the application of new technologies. Distance education… is an efficient learning environment that focuses the teacher’s attention on the specific performance of individual students, guiding them as needed to achieve success. The student teacher relationship is immediate and personal. “Getting Students More Learning Time Online” Center for American Progress, 2009 eLearning = personalization
    26. 26. But eLearning is just learning The thing our grand-children will “find quaintest and most old-timey about us is the distinction we insisted on making between the so-called real and the virtual… between the there and the not-there." William Gibson visionary writer IT Conversations 7/15/2008
    27. 27. Learning Management Systems reflect 20th century paradigms LMS’s don’t change learning… it still requires a great teacher! eLearning will not change everything
    28. 28. Our brains are not wired for any particular subject-area. Our abilities are expandable. Can “brain science” help?
    29. 29. Brain science: fad or breakthrough? Prof. Dan Willingham, Cognitive Psychologist
    30. 30. Why does learning need to be managed? Do I need to know how my mind really works? Does my learning style matter?
    31. 31. A NEW HOPE Episode IV
    32. 32. Darth Code Jedi Mindwalker
    33. 33. What does learning really look like in the post-Internet age?
    34. 34. learning = the demonstrated difference between what I now know and what I didn’t know before SIMPLE
    35. 35. learning in the real world
    36. 36. learning = satisfying a personal “need to know” ENGAGING
    37. 37. 1990 NEED TO KNOW: How does a 17 year-old learn to build her own car? 2000 2010 Read books in the library Take an auto shop class Take apart a car & reverse engineer it Watch a Quicktime VR movie on the Web Play a “car design” game Download open source designs to iPad Do a hands-on “simulation” INFORMATION BASIC KNOWLEDGE APPLIED KNOWLEDGE Take apart a car & reverse engineer it Take apart a car & reverse engineer it
    38. 38. learning = solving problems at the right level CHALLENGING
    39. 39. Game mechanics are the elements of a game that enable the players to have a fun and engaging experience. The pleasure is in the struggle AND the eventual solving of the problem, not in getting the answer right or in continuous failure. Teachers need to understand game mechanics! Why are video games so popular? They are always at the Zone of Proximal Development!
    40. 40. Player 2 = Sudoku Master Player 1 = Sudoku Noob CHALLENGE: How to be satisfied by Sudoku? 1 7 5
    41. 41. learning = students determine their own learning paths SELF-DIRECTED
    42. 42. Edutopia’s Digital Generation Project
    43. 43. learning = collaboration across time and space DISTRIBUTED
    44. 44. the epic battle continues … Darth CodeJedi Mindwalker
    45. 45. contact… fitzwalsh [at] gmail.com follow… @fitzwalsh links… delicious.com/fitzwalsh/l2l
    46. 46. Learning to Learn All Over Again Chris Fitzgerald Walsh Education Jedi

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