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Learning to Learn #NextChapter Workshop

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Conversation on do-it-yourself or just-in-time learning, connected to a community reading project around Cathy Davidson's Now You See It.

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Learning to Learn #NextChapter Workshop

  1. 1. LEARNING TO LEARN #nextchapter
 2014/03/22
 Nicholas Schiller
  2. 2. or: JUST-IN-TIME LEARNING
  3. 3. or: DO-IT-YOURSELF LEARNING
  4. 4. How We Learn
 (simplified) Take a Class Pass a Test Do the Thing
  5. 5. Public Domain from Wikimedia Commons
  6. 6. Example: HT Write a Research Paper (Informal Study) Comp textbooks teach very similar methods. 1. Go to the Library 2. Research, Read, & Take Notes 3. Review Notes, Outline Paper 4. Write Paper
  7. 7. Why Did All the Composition Textbooks Teach The Same Method?
  8. 8. CC: Attribution 3.0 
 http://aguantegrimtales.deviantart.com/ CC: Attribution / Share Alike 2.0 
 http://www.flickr.com/people/7155821@N02
  9. 9. Not About “Old vs. New” Think apprenticeship Other kinds of hands-on-training US Public Schools are not only way to learn
  10. 10. Just-In-Time JIT in Industry Warehouse Model is old news
  11. 11. Learning to Learn “Anything worth doing is worth doing badly.” (Chesterton) The new amateurism is not necessarily amateurish. (Shirky & Lessig)
  12. 12. WHEN CAN WE DO STUFF? Attribution-ShareAlike License: Henry
  13. 13. JUST IN TIME LEARNING Neil Gershenfeld, Fab Lab, Maker Movement Today’s US Public School Model How we learn is up to us.
  14. 14. WHEN CAN WE DO STUFF? Attribution-ShareAlike License: Henry
  15. 15. CC: Attribution 3.0 
 http://aguantegrimtales.deviantart.com/ CC: Attribution / Share Alike 2.0 
 http://www.flickr.com/people/7155821@N02
  16. 16. LEARNING IS NOT SEPARATE FROM DOING.
  17. 17. LEARNING
  18. 18. IS
  19. 19. NOT
  20. 20. SEPARATE
  21. 21. FROM
  22. 22. DOING.
  23. 23. LEARNING IS NOT SEPARATE FROM DOING.
  24. 24. Quantified Learning Taylorism / Skinnerism Rational Choice Theory / Neoliberalism “One Right Way to Learn”
  25. 25. Today
  26. 26. LEARNING TO LEARN SOURCES OF INFORMATION COMMUNITIES AS SOURCES ASKING BETTER QUESTIONS
  27. 27. SOURCES OF INFORMATION Web site:.edu, “”, * Use different tools (Not just Google) Library Research Databases++ Video Youtube is where it’s at
  28. 28. PRACTICE SEARCHES
  29. 29. COMMUNITIES ARE INFORMATION SOURCES Doing & Knowing are kind of the same thing Publishing process has been disrupted “You mean I need MANNERS to learn stuff?”
  30. 30. INFORMATION FROM COMMUNITIES
  31. 31. ASKING BETTER QUESTIONS Rubber Duck Debugging is magic. No, really. It’s magic. Magic, I tell you! blog.codinghorror.com/rubber-duck- problem-solving/
  32. 32. QUESTIONS? DISCUSSION?

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