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Lets talk about learning

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Lets talk about learning

  1. 1. Lets Talk About Learning iCiL 2012 Colby
  2. 2. “Nothing is so common as the desire to be remarkable.” William Shakespeare 2✔
  3. 3. What is learning?
  4. 4. When somebody says that astudent needs to “know”something ….They should be asked to add “inorder to …” 4
  5. 5. The Intentions Of Kids When They Come To School • Get Grades • Serve Time • Socialize …and not necessarily in this order! 5✔
  6. 6. “A teachers’ job is not to teach kids. A teacher’s job is to create meaningful, engaging work whereby kids learn the things we want them to learn.” – Phil Schlecty✔ 6
  7. 7. Stages Of Learning And Growth Conscious Conscious Incompetence CompetenceConsciousness Unconscious Unconscious Incompetence Competence (Start) Competence 7
  8. 8. Course• QPA Regulations ... http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=1787#91-31-31• (p) "Unit of credit" means a measure of credit that may be awarded to a student for satisfactory completion of a particular course or subject. A full unit of credit is credit that is awarded for satisfactory completion of a course or subject that is offered for and generally requires 120 clock-hours to complete. Credit may be awarded in increments based upon the amount of time a course or subject is offered and generally requires to complete. Individual students may be awarded credit based upon demonstrated knowledge of the content of a course or subject, regardless of the amount of time spent by the student in the course or subject.• Our Suggestion ...• (p) “Unit of credit” means a measure of credit that may be awarded to a student for satisfactory demonstration of mastery of a set of standards which comprise a "course."• The individual who validates mastery of the identified standards must be certified in the state of Kansas in the appropriate subject area. 8
  9. 9. Driving Exam Two Parts – Written Exam … Conscious Knowledge – Driving … Non - Conscious Knowledge✔ 9
  10. 10. How Does Learning Work? • You have a goal (something that you want to happen) • You have an expectation that a plan of action will achieve it • The plan fails (this is what it means to have an important experience … expectation failure) • You need an explanation of why your expectation was wrong (this is called thinking -- or teaching) • You adapt an old explanation or someone provides you with a new one • You create a new expectation and try again … 10✔
  11. 11. Student Goals • Learn • Get a good grade • Get into a good college • Please mom and dad • Keep mom and dad off their back • Get a credit • Get through • Disrupt 11✔
  12. 12. Gallup Found Half of students are either going through the motions at school or actively undermining the teaching and learning process. 12✔
  13. 13. Definition Of InsanityDoing something over and over, and expectingdifferent results. 13
  14. 14. Any real learning experience includes: • An actual experience • A story that demands telling about that experience • Cognitive processes get honed by the experience • Teaching that is done just in time • Actually accomplishing something … 14✔
  15. 15. People Learn in Two Ways • They learn by doing (try, fail, explain, try again) • They learn just in time (try, fail, get help, try again 15✔
  16. 16. The Fundamental Cognitive Processes 1. Prediction 7. Causation 2. Modeling 8. Judgment 3. Experimentation 9. Influence 4. Evaluation 10.Teamwork 5. Diagnosis 11.Negotiation 6. Planning 12.Describing 16✔
  17. 17. We understand and remember the world in terms of expectations• We remember expectation failures• We remember ours (or other’s) explanations• We alter our memories as a result 17
  18. 18. Your “Sweet Spot” – Jim Collins What are you PASSIONATE about? What can What drives you be the the CASH? BEST at? 18
  19. 19. Things are true … until they aren’t. 19✔
  20. 20. Instead of learning about, students should be learning the discipline of … Howard Gardner - Five Minds For The Future✔ 20
  21. 21. In Real Life, as opposed to School... learning is about practice 21✔
  22. 22. “The future is already here — its just not very evenly distributed.” – William Gibson 22✔
  23. 23. Schools Are...If you asked high school kids to describeschool in one word, what word would theychoose?Is boredom a desirable condition forlearning to occur? 23
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