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Project-Based Inquiry and New Literacies


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Slides for NC State's College of Education 1:1 workshop

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Project-Based Inquiry and New Literacies

  1. 1. New Literacies & Project-Based Inquiry in the 1:1 Classroom Hiller A. Spires, Ph.D. Professor & Senior Research Fellow May 13, 2010
  2. 2. The future is already here--it’s just not evenly distributed. --William Gibson
  3. 3. Innovation Scale up Took over 50 years for the electrification of America
  4. 5. Theoretical Grounding for “New Learning Ecology” <ul><li>John Seeley Brown (1999) introduced a knowledge ecology by using the definition of “an open system, dynamic and interdependent, diverse, partially self-organizing, and adaptive” (p. 3). </li></ul><ul><li>Barron (2006) defined a learning ecology as the “set of contexts found in physical or virtual spaces that provide opportunities for learning,” which may include formal and informal settings (p. 195). </li></ul><ul><li>Spires, Wiebe, Young, Hollebrands, & Lee (2009) defined a new learning ecology as an emergent concept that is being prompted by 1:1 learning environments. </li></ul><ul><li>Greenhow, Robelia, & Hughes (2009) referenced a learning ecology perspective as useful in conceptualizing learning & teaching across Web 2.0 spaces of home, school, work, and community. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Four Conditions: New Learning Ecology
  6. 8. Educational Challenges??
  7. 9. <ul><li>Online Reading Comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>Video/Multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 and Social Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Games </li></ul>Four Areas of New Literacies
  8. 11. <ul><li>Problems/issues presented in their full complexity. </li></ul><ul><li>Students finding interdisciplinary connections between ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>Students struggling with ambiguity, complexity, and unpredictability. </li></ul><ul><li>Real-world questions that students care about. </li></ul>PBI--Compelling Ideas and Content Buck Institute for Education:
  9. 12. PBI Outcomes <ul><li>Students generating complex intellectual products to demonstrate learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Students participate in assessment. </li></ul><ul><li>Students held accountable for competence. </li></ul><ul><li>Students exhibiting growth in academic and real-world competence. </li></ul>Buck Institute for Education:
  10. 13. Project-Based Inquiry is Not New ROGERS DEWEY BLOOM BRUNER PAPART Adapted from Linda Ullah PIAGET Buck Institute for Education
  11. 14. Any Value in Inverting Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy? (Anderson & Krathwohl, 2001)
  12. 15. Design Studio: New Literacies & Media Graduate Class Teacher as content expert facilitator, coach, mentor, improvisational artist
  13. 17. So let’s give it a go . . . .
  14. 18. New Literacies Collaborative Join us @ or Tweet us @newlit
  15. 19. References <ul><li>Anderson, L. W. and David R. Krathwohl, D. R., et al (Eds..) (2001) A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing:A Revision of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. Allyn & Bacon. Boston, MA. </li></ul><ul><li>Asia Society. (2007). Learning in a global age: Knowledge and skills for a flat world . (2007). Retrieved May 2008 from </li></ul><ul><li>Barron, B. (2006). Interest and self-sustained learning as catalysts of development: A learning ecologies perspective. Human Development, 49, 193-224. </li></ul><ul><li>Brown, J.S. (1999 ). Learning, working, and playing in the digital age. Serendip. Retrieved on February 12, 2009 from </li></ul><ul><li>Carroll, T. (2007). Preparing and supporting 21 st century teachers. In B. Wehling, (Ed.). Building a 21 st century US education system . National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future: Washington, DC. </li></ul><ul><li>Cook, S. & Brown, J.S. (2005). Bridging epistemologies: The generational knowledge between organizational knowledge and organizational knowing. In S.E. Little & T. Ray, (Eds.). Managing knowledge: An essential reader (2 nd ed.). (pp.51-84). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. </li></ul><ul><li>Jenkins, H., Clinton, K., Purushotma, R., Robinson, A., Weigel, M. (2006). Confronting the challenges of participatory culture: Media education for the 21 st Century. White paper for the MacArthur Foundation. Retrieved on June 15, 2007, from </li></ul>
  16. 20. References <ul><li>Koehler, M. J., & Mishra, P. (2008). Introducing TPCK. In AACTE Committee on Innovation and Technology (Ed.), Handbook of technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPCK) for educators (pp. 3-29). New York, NY: Routledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Lee, J., Hollebrands, K., Spires, H., Young, C. & Wiebe, E. (2010, April/May). Toward a new learning ecology in 1:1 learning environments. Paper presented as part of a symposium at AERA, Denver, CO. </li></ul><ul><li>Little, S. E., & Ray, T. (2005). Managing knowledge: An essential reader (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. </li></ul><ul><li>Mishra, P., & Koehler, M. J. (2006). Technological pedagogical content knowledge: A framework for teacher knowledge. Teachers College Record, 108 (6), 1017–1054. </li></ul><ul><li>Saato, M., R.C., & Darling-Hammond, L. (2008). Improving teachers’ assessment practices through professional development: The case of National Board Certification. American Educational Research Journal, 45 (3), 669-700. </li></ul><ul><li>Senges, M., Brown, J.S., & Rheingold, H. (2008, December). Entrepreneurial learning in the networked age. Paradigmes , 1 . 125-140. </li></ul><ul><li>Spires, H., Wiebe, E., Young, C., Hollebrand, K. Lee, J., & Hollebrand, K. (2009). Toward a new learning ecology: Teaching and Learning in 1:1 Learning Environments. Friday Institute White Paper Series: Raleigh, NC. See </li></ul><ul><li>Wesch, M. (2008). A portal for media literacy. Retrieved February 23, 2009, from </li></ul>