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How to innovate in education using less square footage


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The International Institute of Multimedia in Paris asked me to participate to a brainstrom : "how can we innovate in education using less square footage". As I could'nt make it to the brainstorm, I put together a presentation, and as I did it for free, I'm sharing it with you guys.

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How to innovate in education using less square footage

  1. 1. How can we innovate in education and use less square meters? © By Patricia Gallot-Lavallée – Kenazart, – February 2010.
  2. 2. <ul><li>« Doctors update once their entire knowledge base in their career. » </li></ul><ul><li>Source TedxParis, january 2010 </li></ul>Even doctors have to learn how to learn ©Cartoon stock
  3. 3. What would I say education is about? <ul><li>Developing reflexes (writing documents, setting tests for what you do) </li></ul>As a self-taught, Acquiring a technical expertise (giving you a box, a vocabulary and a culture) Communication skills Learning to sell yourself / your company, Learning to work with others Building confidence Experience, peer reviews, theories (a plan) and examples. Sense that you haven’t missed a part of the program. And others trust, someone else certified that I’m not full of… Being part of a network, making friends, potential future business partners. | éducation physique, caserne Carpeaux : [photographie de presse] / [Agence Rol]
  4. 4. Learning is like climbing stairs towards your future. Creating support from where you are to where you want to go. © creativeHunger -
  5. 5. To me teaching is about making those steps achievable. © cubens -
  6. 6. <ul><li>Creating an educational program is like building a multi-directional stair system. So students can have as many opportunities on the market as possible. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>As a teacher, I feel sometimes that I’m pulling kids up. The more students, the harder it gets. </li></ul>Especially if they are not in the room or if they don’t want to.
  8. 8. I’ve found a way, thought, by taking them one by one, listening to their « dream » and making them see how « my course » is going to help them go towards that project. And then it rolls! E.g.: Stephanie and the art of title sequence Cc Kenazart,
  9. 9. W h o h a v e b e e n my g re a t t e a c h e r s? As a self-taught,
  10. 10. Desire, purpose <ul><li>E.g. : me and French spelling </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. : me and being a sponge at learning how to create dynamic websites, and not wanting to learn Javascript. </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. : my Box, my ekkiguy, my star, my role in society. </li></ul><ul><li>Something that I have already proven to be good at. </li></ul>© soupstock -
  11. 11. Montessori and its independent study model, kids pick the material to the things they want to learn that day.
  12. 12. The Show, its deadlines <ul><li>E.g.: Accessibility group exercise, no more « to the bin » deliverables. </li></ul><ul><li>E.g.: Mathieu W. saying doing something that we can show afterwards. </li></ul><ul><li>E.g.: The buzzies awards </li></ul><ul><li>E.g.: The proud 3D at IIM annual diploma show </li></ul><ul><li>E.g.:The build your virtual world show </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  13. 13. People will always use the solution that hurts less. Crédit photo : © Barbara Helgason #3283191
  14. 14. The “no other choice method” <ul><li>E.g.: Best absent teacher ever is Benoit. </li></ul><ul><li>E.g.: English only. The best way to learn English is to go to England and try. </li></ul>It is tough to pull neurons together. © ktsdesign -
  15. 15. Visualizing and self-correcting methods <ul><li>E.g.: Example of Thierry: « test to see where it stopped working. » </li></ul><ul><li>E.g.: English teacher, 4 steps to acquire a new word. Try to learn 3 words a day. </li></ul><ul><li>E.g.: Montessori self-correcting learning games. </li></ul><ul><li>E.g.: Google, if you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Deep in me, thinking that others must know or have something, I don’t. <ul><li>I used to say : “Insecurity, the creative best enemy.” but it doesN’T HAVE to be that way. </li></ul>© Vladimir Melnikov -
  17. 17. Others, groups <ul><li>Kids in India, self-teaching English in groups using one computer. </li></ul><ul><li>Montessori, groups of kids talking to one another. </li></ul><ul><li>“ In e-learning, we organize weekly conference calls. The key is about talking to someone else about it.  », la Fing/Lift conference, Marseille 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>They translate what they understand to each other. eg: Gilles, 3D and Julien G. </li></ul><ul><li>E.g.: Others questions and maieutics: Surgeon asking me to run my experience design methodology and talk to them on how to announce bad news to patients. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Learning is a process Why did I get only a 18/20? E.g.: Vincent B. and search engine optimization techniques . Grades can be a powerful tool
  19. 19. Challenges slightly too hard <ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Buzzies awards, the 5000 challenge in 4 days. </li></ul><ul><li>For more about the The Flow see </li></ul>The Flow, this moment when you don’t see the time go by. This moment when you surf between skills and challenge.
  20. 20. Teachers available when I’m available
  21. 21. As a self-taught <ul><li>I feel that I’m being pulled up. </li></ul><ul><li>I didn’t cost much to the society. </li></ul><ul><li>I didn’t use much space (square meter). </li></ul><ul><li>I know I can do exactly what I want. </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t have much friends, or « binome ». I build my own network. </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t have a certificate, I published a book to get a short cut to others trust. </li></ul><ul><li>I still cheat with the top bit on the educational part of my CV. </li></ul><ul><li>I still want to get a degree, I still think that the problem with kids is that they haven't had enough problems to be able to reflect on what they are being told. </li></ul><ul><li>« I want to be a doctor in psychology, in socio-psychology ». To me it’s not about doing 10 years , it’s about a fantastic journey that will help me in my every day work and personal life. Just another slightly hard challenge. </li></ul>© Ray -
  22. 22. Let’s go back to our question. How can we innovate in education while using less real estate? In 11.5 actions Cc Kenazart,
  23. 23. Action 1: Create a repository of “missions”, which they are free to take when they want to.
  24. 24. Example of missions <ul><li>Publish an advanced Q and A on prices, law or a popular technical challenge. </li></ul><ul><li>Participate to an open-source program. </li></ul><ul><li>Produce creative commons and open-source contents </li></ul><ul><li>Write a tutorial in English or in French about the latest cool thing you saw </li></ul><ul><li>Publish an advanced Q and A on prices, law or technical challenge </li></ul><ul><li>In groups of 2, you have 4 days to produce an intranet for Lucie. </li></ul><ul><li>BAP, Cauet is looking for a new title sequence. </li></ul><ul><li>Participate on a project with another school… (cf Ponts et Chaussés et Science Po) </li></ul><ul><li>Participate to a challenge (like the Wif, or…) </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul><ul><li>Some challenges are way more valuable. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can submit their own challenge. E.g. : Olivier G. lipdub project. See, the I can vidéo </li></ul><ul><li>Students have to create their own team (see Google 80/20 rule effect on team seduction system) </li></ul><ul><li>Like in video games, you have to complete a level to release new challenges. </li></ul><ul><li>New content are released every now and again. </li></ul><ul><li>IIM lack of engineers, solving the agenda problem. </li></ul><ul><li>The mission contain keywords that refer to presentations. (see action 3) </li></ul>Bonuses of this challenge organization
  25. 25. Action 2: Classrooms become, theme spaces <ul><li>Cf Dschool talk, mentions the energy in the room. </li></ul><ul><li>With great setups, the kind of setups that become famous (eg : bikes at Google) </li></ul><ul><li>Places where you can get the material, the tools. FabLabs </li></ul><ul><li>Some spaces are in English only </li></ul>
  26. 26. Action 3: On demand presentations & workshops <ul><li>E.g. : “What is an accessible website…” </li></ul><ul><li>Videos available in iTunes U, YouTube and IIM websites. </li></ul><ul><li>Professional audience would be invited for recording, to improve the level. </li></ul>With quizzes and crossword puzzles to help with attention.
  27. 27. Workshops are edutainment Students have to also be in their body, not only in their heads.
  28. 28. Action 4: Mid-term tests using socratic method (by theme) <ul><li>The socratic method, makes you study!!! </li></ul><ul><li>http:// =z2sMJwxLd-M </li></ul><ul><li>Passive learners </li></ul>
  29. 29. Action 5: Big shows <ul><li>Where friends and family are invited. </li></ul><ul><li>Where other groups are welcome to come. </li></ul><ul><li>Randy Pausch had them every 2 weeks. </li></ul>
  30. 30. No more years, but « Houses » <ul><li>Using competition and peer pressure </li></ul><ul><li>E.g.: Harry Potter </li></ul><ul><li>E.g.: Kinder eggs at MBA </li></ul><ul><li>It could be “The north”, “the east”, “the west” and “the south” to encourage them to meet somewhere else than at school. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Action 6: A school with a currency <ul><li>Karma points for helping others, making connections. </li></ul>Getting independence points… Community “Poissons rouges” for letting down others. Examples at:
  32. 32. A statistically valid peer’s review <ul><li>See chart </li></ul>
  33. 33. Action 7: Clear rules <ul><li>Spelling. </li></ul><ul><li>All that I say uses examples, I prove that I have researched and looked at what others do. </li></ul><ul><li>Getting to a mid-term unprepared and you will get an E. </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul><ul><li>We have to create martyrs, the stories have to spread among them. </li></ul>© David Mathieu -
  34. 34. Action 8: They all have to blog their results and where they are at. <ul><li>Under real name or id number. </li></ul><ul><li>Once they make legend « their blog take the legend name ». </li></ul><ul><li>The « teacher » can come and review their work any time. They gain independence points if they publish enough. </li></ul><ul><li>Blog are by default, intranet, but when an article gets linked and used by others it get published online. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a ranking of the blogs. See wikio. </li></ul><ul><li>See Les carnets of Paris Descartes . </li></ul>
  35. 36. Action 9: There is an Aardvark / twitter / msn attached to the intranet <ul><li>Once an IIM always an IIM, people remain connected. </li></ul><ul><li>Pretty private questions, can circulate. </li></ul>
  36. 37. Action 10: Getting companies to look at the challenges and say <ul><li>“ we’ll hire the ones that have completed these challenges.” </li></ul><ul><li>E.g.: With the buzzies awards, the manager at Bayard service said to me « I’d hire an intern who can bring 5000 people on a page in 4 days. » </li></ul> .
  37. 38. Action 11 : Recruiting students would be with tests that would hold the core values of the school <ul><li>Curiosity tests (how does it work, questions) </li></ul><ul><li>House tests, </li></ul><ul><li>Love of beauty tests, </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive application that can be used on websites, communication campaigns, fairs and 1to1 interviews. </li></ul>Should a person that clicks on this button be recruited as a student or not?
  38. 39. Action 11,5 : A school with a specific vocabulary <ul><li>http:// </li></ul>
  39. 41. Students will be able to publish their achievements on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter.
  40. 42. So it’s pretty easy <ul><li>Create a cool blog / twitter platform </li></ul><ul><li>Create a challenge / presentation platform </li></ul><ul><li>Make a game out of it. </li></ul><ul><li>And work through transition. :-) </li></ul>
  41. 43. Q / A section
  42. 44. What will teachers do? <ul><li>Make or orchestrate the presentations (cf or Techtoctv.) </li></ul><ul><li> tickets, professionals paying for the students. </li></ul><ul><li>A personal tutor, help the student search and see for himself « There are 54 spelling mistakes in your document, find them », what tests have you set up to see what’s happening… </li></ul><ul><li>Do a little match making. </li></ul><ul><li>Mid-term Socratic evaluations, review and give feedback. </li></ul><ul><li>Design the exercises. </li></ul><ul><li>Participate to the reviews. </li></ul>
  43. 45. Why would it use less space? <ul><li>N W E S they could work from home. </li></ul><ul><li>Less control, optimization </li></ul><ul><li>Like traffic in Paris, when it’s impossible to take your car, people that can use another solution. Self adapting system. </li></ul>
  44. 46. How long would the tuition long? <ul><li>3 to 5 years </li></ul>
  45. 47. Where is the control in all that? <ul><li>Traffic jams at St Arnoult, tills, most problems are the results of an adept to control things. </li></ul><ul><li>TedX story about 1819 teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>Sir Ken Robinson: “it’s their future”. </li></ul><ul><li>The younger kids teaching the others, examples after minute 10. The youngest explain the oldest. </li></ul>
  46. 48. What do they pay for? If the courses are all free online? If student have to use Google and online tutorials? <ul><li>Cf business model (the network) </li></ul><ul><li>Access to the hardware (FabLabs) </li></ul><ul><li>The final evaluation, the degree (because it’s famous) </li></ul><ul><li>Because they will always think that they will have missed something. :-) </li></ul>
  47. 49. What is the diploma? <ul><li>The completions of sets of exercises (a number?) </li></ul>
  48. 50. How could the reputation of the school profit <ul><li>Visibility given by Students’ blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Published advanced Q&A </li></ul><ul><li>The open source and creative commons content </li></ul><ul><li>The rumors (vocabulary, great pictures of the work spaces, the shows, IIM exclusive tools (eg Prices))… </li></ul>
  49. 51. The story of the Nobel prize-like chimpanzee that discovered how to separate rice from sand. It might also be nice to create a role-model super store. E.g.: Arnaud L.
  50. 52. Index, cool links <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Montessori and its independent study model </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>http:// /video </li></ul>
  51. 53. Books <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Work hard be nice - Kipp schools </li></ul><ul><li>Drive </li></ul><ul><li>The Flow </li></ul><ul><li>Le But </li></ul><ul><li>Maria Montessorri </li></ul><ul><li>A whole new mind </li></ul><ul><li>Le management à contre sens. </li></ul>