The ideal learning situation?
the same time
‘Open to the world’
for content and
Co-creation and co-
production lead to
Formal and informal
An effective teacher
is creative in dealing with the
curriculum, so that teaching
appeals to the imagination
has a great imagination and is
able use new ways of thinking
focuses on cooperation
dares to take risks, for instance in
putting one’s trust in learners
is learning his/her entire life
serves as a role model for learners, for instance when it comes to
reflective behavior or global awareness
The self-confident learner
masters all kinds of
is using ICT for distance learning
It is a matter of course that he uses ICT in a
learns quickly to use new ICT tools
has a good appreciation of when to use ICT for his/her learning
is able to tell how ICT can support learning
chooses the proper tools for each task
Metatrend: The people are the network!
We’ll have to rethink again how we organise things…
People are the
In how we assess
‘It used to be said
spending too much
time on your computer
was an escape from
reality. Nowadays it is
the other way round. If
youngsters do not
spend enough time
online they may be
missing out on life, as
lived by their peers’.
The Guardian, 1th of
Common classroom activities
Which three of the following do you do most often in class?
Copy from the board or a book 52%
Listen to a teacher talking for a long time 33%
Have a class discussion 29%
Take notes while my teacher talks 25%
Work in small groups to solve a problem 22%
Spend time thinking quietly on my own 22%
Have a drink of water when I need it 17%
Talk about my work with a teacher 16%
Work on a computer 16%
Listen to background music 10%
Learn things that relate to the real world 10%
Have some activities that allow me to move around 9%
Teach my classmates about something 8%
Create pictures or maps to help me remember 7%
Have a change of activity to help focus 7%
Have people from outside to help me learn 4%
Learn outside in my school’s grounds 3%
Source: Ipsos MORI
Most preferred ways to learn
In which three of the following ways do you prefer to learn?
In groups 55%
By doing practical things 39%
With friends 35%
By using computers 31%
From teachers 19%
From friends 16%
By seeing things done 14%
With your parents 12%
By practising 9%
In silence 9%
By copying 8%
At a museum or library 5%
By thinking for yourself 6%
From others 3%
Base: All pupils (2,417) Source: Ipsos MORI
How can we reach the ideal situation?
With great strides?
How can we reach the ideal situation?
Or rather with
teaching with new
technologies is a
Wisebits are short films, all
based on scientific issues and
questions and developed to be
used in classroom situations.
Leiden scientists write short texts on scientific topics, for
example logical thinking, the nature of questions or
mathematical principles. These texts are adapted by
young filmmakers from diverse filmic backgrounds, like
animation, documentary or clay-puppets.
added to the films.
are developed by
Films and assignments are placed on the
where teachers can use and download them
whenever they want.
Furthermore it is possible to download a
Wisebits application on Iphone or
smartphone and to receive the latest film
Listen carefully to the learners when creating
The input of young people provides valuable
aspects which may lead into educational
Courtesy: Fahrschule Seidensticker
Learners tend to approach their own learning
methods in a more effective and motivated
way when they are asked to consider their
that we accept
that young people should share conduct of learning
processes at the educational institutions
that students and teachers have a joint responsibility
for the contents and processes
realising connections between formal (school) and
informal (personal, outside school) learning
seem to be
Could social software be powerful
as a model for educational change?
What are pupils’
Which problems will we encounter when
we integrate the social web within our
‘closed’ school systems?
Which factors are instrumental in contributing to
a favourable environment to enhance ‘co-
creation’ and ‘co-production’, eventually resulting
in a feeling of ‘co-ownership’?
Courtesy: Ecole du Magasin
Main research question?
Courtesy: Friese Poort
Which characteristics in successful
learning practices implementing the Web
2.0 technology may serve as a role model
for redesigning learning environments in
similar or less similar contexts?
a given learning practice?
Motivation and ownership of all participants involved
Characteristics of the context
Contents of the learning practice
Options in media and communications
The target Group and other people involved
Available learning environment contributing to the
Finding examples of successful learning practices
Study of literature in which all information on the
examined learning practices will be listed
Analysis and evaluation of the examined learning
Video footage of the learning practice showing the
characteristics and major success in vision