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  1. 1. Teacher, leave them kids alone!Ulster County Community CollegeAugust 25, 2010<br />Bill Pelz<br />Professor of Psychology<br />Herkimer County Community College<br />
  2. 2. The History Of Education: 1800 to Present<br />
  3. 3. Agenda!<br />The P -> A -> H Continuum<br />Learner Choices<br />Constructivist Design Strategies<br />Authentic Assessment<br />
  4. 4. P -> A -> H<br />Pedagogy<br />Andragogy<br />Heutagogy<br />Technoheutagogy<br />
  5. 5. Learner decisions that impact their learning path:<br />What discipline to major in<br />What elective courses to take<br />What topics to research for written assignments<br />What issues to focus on in discussions<br />What grades to strive for<br />Many of these decisions are influenced by others (parents, peers, advisors etc.)<br />
  6. 6. An Additional Learner Choice:The Learning Environment<br />Traditional Classroom<br />Web-Enhanced Classroom<br />Hybrid / Blended<br />Hyflex<br />Online<br />
  7. 7. Social Constructivism<br />Adults learn and remember best that which they can write, talk, and think about clearly and in their own words,<br />Are encouraged to debate openly with others,<br />and which they discover has personal relevance to their life.<br />
  8. 8. Constructivist Philosophy<br />Since it’s the students who need to learn – they, not the instructor, should be doing most of the work.<br />To Teach is to Learn!<br />Learning is social and contextual - active and engaging.<br />
  9. 9. The Constructivist Discussion Forum!<br />Learner-Led Roundtable Discussions<br />Each learner asks a content-relevant question on a topic they are particularly interested in<br />Learners facilitate (and police) the ensuing discussion generated by their question<br />The instructor is the guide – reinforcing high quality posts and providing corrective feedback for low quality posts.<br />
  10. 10. Engage or Enrage!<br />Rules of engagement:<br />Post timing:<br />Initial post (the discussion question) within 48 hours<br />Subsequent posts spread out throughout the forum duration<br />Post quality (post title and post message):<br />Self evaluation / peer evaluation / instructor evaluation<br />Simple rubric / Two Cardinal Rules<br />Quantity of posts:<br />Discussion Forum Grading Scale<br />Frequent (daily) grading and early feedback <br />
  11. 11. Authentic Adult Assessment<br />Grade the daily work…<br />Discussion forum grades represent content mastery<br />Written assignment grades represent content mastery<br />Use episodic assessment sparingly…<br />Online objective exam grades represent access to resource skills!<br />Reflective Blogging represents knowledge acquisition and application<br />
  12. 12. Thank You!<br />

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