WhyNot?Forum 5.0 Fr. Jomar Legaspi

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WhyNot?Forum 5.0 Fr. Jomar Legaspi

  1. 2. The end of schooling , the beginning of LEARNING
  2. 3. The standard script of schooling…… <ul><li>Standards driven story….. </li></ul><ul><li>Merits: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goals are clear as are the means to achieve them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fields of play and players are fairly contained in a reasonably controlled environment – schools and teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If we get more children into better run schools longer – better results </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. ..but does the script makes sense when…. <ul><li>global reality characterized by rapid social, economic and technological changes require that local economies frequently innovate – combine and recombine ideas, skills and resources </li></ul><ul><li>premium on social and cognitive skills to work together flexibly and creatively </li></ul>
  4. 5. ..but does the script makes sense when…. <ul><li>easy access of information from many sources: pervasiveness of the web and mobile phones </li></ul><ul><li>young people want to participate in creating information and ideas not mere spectators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>engaged actively in social networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>multi – user online games: encourage lateral peer-to-peer collaboration </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. ..the current script rewards.. <ul><li>teachers who can teach children to get through national test…good test results / professional exams have become an end in themselves </li></ul><ul><li>performance in standardized exams is not simply a measure of achievement but the system’s goal </li></ul>
  6. 7. do we have to follow the script when….. <ul><li>more and more boys are dropping out of school than girls…despite the emphasis on increasing test scores…. </li></ul><ul><li>they drop out not primarily because of poverty but because they are bored in school </li></ul><ul><li>pervasiveness of information and communication technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>access to information / sources of knowledge anywhere, anyhow, anytime </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. do we have to follow the script when….. <ul><li>……… an education system designed to impart a fixed body of knowledge and skills from the top down seems hopelessly slow, controlled and cumbersome for a world in which information is emerging the whole time on the Web. </li></ul>
  8. 9. do we have to follow the script when….. <ul><li>……… children can teach themselves skills with minimal direct intervention from a “teacher” </li></ul>
  9. 10. do we have to follow the script when….. <ul><li>……… cognitive science tells us that kids learn in different ways </li></ul>
  10. 11. Why not revise…change the script where… <ul><li>creativity is given equal importance as numeracy and literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogy of “constructionism” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>21 st century economy is the competition to attract creative talents: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Five categories of work in the 21 st century </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Expert thinking: require creativity and expert problem solving: designing new products, diagnosing illnesses, creating new dishes from fresh ingredients </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Complex communication: high paying jobs in design, innovation, motivation or management of others that require face to face interaction </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Why not revise…change the script where… <ul><li>creativity is given equal importance as numeracy and literacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>21 st century economy is the competition to attract creative talents: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Five categories of work in the 21 st century </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Routine cognitive tasks: routine cognitive tasks that follow well defined logical rules such as work in call centers, data processing center and other routine aspects of software coding – highly vulnerable to outsourcing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Routine manual tasks: physical labor jobs that follow defined rules – assembly line work. Has rapidly declined due to automation and outsourcing </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Why not revise…change the script where… <ul><li>creativity is given equal importance as numeracy and literacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>21 st century economy is the competition to attract creative talents: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Five categories of work in the 21 st century </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Non-routine manual task: physical labor that is difficult to automate – require “optical recognition” and “fine muscle control” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Frank Levy and Richard Murnane – quoted from “Flight of the Creative Class” – Richard Florida </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Why not revise…change the script where… <ul><li>learning spaces are designed in an open classroom environment to accommodate different learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>curriculum designed around themes, projects or real life problems that provides platform for collaborative, creative construction of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>digital Personal Learning Assistant that embeds a portfolio of works – portfolio management is given equal importance as performance in standardized tests </li></ul>
  14. 15. Why not revise…change the script where… <ul><li>a network of learning communities to support various relationships that impact learning </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching…LEARNING HOW TO LEARN </li></ul>
  15. 16. Why not revise…change the script where… <ul><li>teachers are architects and managers of learning environments rather than purveyors of information and content </li></ul>
  16. 17. The script will change… <ul><li>PLACE for learning – providing more opportunities to learn in the community </li></ul><ul><li>SPACES where it happens – redesigning classrooms and entire schools to become centre social approaches to learning </li></ul><ul><li>TIME when learning happens – allowing for shorter or longer period as required by the learning experience – project based / problem based learning </li></ul><ul><li>PACE at which learning happens – provide space / opportunities for both slow and fast learners to address their learning needs in non-threatening / non-discriminatory environment </li></ul><ul><li>STYLES of Learning : full spectrum – instruction and direct learning to more independent and enquiry-led learning </li></ul><ul><li>TECHNOLOGIES for Learning : platform to access virtual learning environment, expand and support relationships beyond the school that supports learning </li></ul>
  17. 18. Do our kids need to go to school six hours a day, five to six days a week to get educated in the 21 st Century?

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