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Music, learning and pedagogy

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The conversation turned to music, my songwriting and performances with various bands during the 80s and 90s. If you decide to go off on your own, there is likely to be discord, confusion and a general loss of tempo or impetus in a performance. Teachers who work with their students tend to be more effective than those who stand apart. 2) Performance is connection. Teaching is often a performance, where the audience needs to be engaged, connected with, and inspired.

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Connected pedagogy: Social networks

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Connected students can become the nodes of their own production, and are creating more content than ever before as they perform their learning for global audiences." Many writers have highlighted the power of the global digital tribe , particularly the way groups tend to solve problems more effectively than individual experts (Surowiecki, 2009). eden19 collaboration collective action connections Digital education learning media pedagogy social networks Technology tribe

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How to Create Effective Test Questions

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If every student answers a question correctly, does that mean your question is too easy, or is it a perfect example of an effective test question? How to Create Effective Tests and Quizzes. Image: “ Quiz ” by Animated Heaven, via Flickr Creative Commons License. Accessibility eLearning Tools Instructional Design Online Learning assessment beta testing eLearning evaluation feedback instructional design Pedagogy quiz tests user experience

How to Measure Online Course Effectiveness

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Instructional designers aim to provide the necessary content to accomplish these goals, but sometimes the delivery of a course or training isn’t very effective. Luckily, there’s a proven process that helps you measure the effectiveness of your courses and start to fix any problems in their delivery. organizational culture, structured performance reviews, etc.) How to Implement Effectiveness Measurement Plans.

How to Make Sure Your Course Meets Its Learning Objectives

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Scientists, economists, accountants, and mathematicians all have one thing in common: they all deal in “absolutes.” To be effectively measured, these objectives must be framed in terms of the ABCD guidelines proposed by educational psychologist and theorist Robert Mager to include: A = Audience. Image: “ Bullseye ” by Emilio Kuffer, via Flickr Creative Commons License.

What students need

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Although grades matter, more important still is the feedback students receive on their work and performance, and the interventions that teachers can make to support those they see struggling.

What teachers need

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Recent research carried out by C3 Education and RM Education with a sample of 575 teachers across England revealed that technology effectiveness was uppermost in teacher perception (Connor, 2019). RM's Integris platform clearly performs these roles in combination.

Tested to distraction

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The side effects of over-testing are that children become victims of the scramble to be best in the league tables. They are forced to teach to the test , which detracts from good pedagogy and also leads to higher stress and anxiety levels, not only for the teachers themselves, but also for many of their students. Everyone is forced to perform at a level that aligns to what those in power expect. Everyone is distracted from the business of learning by the need to 'perform'.

Passion for education

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We all need inspiration, and many would argue that we perform better as educators when we have passion. Unconditionally regarding each child with positivity is key to good pedagogy (Rogers, 1983). Effective pedagogy not only has impact, it's contagious. Passion for education by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

6 interactive whiteboard tips

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Thirdly, teachers need time to tinker, experiment and test out new ideas and new pedagogies. Fourthly, in relation to the above point, there should be time for teachers to express their creativity. I have seen some incredibly effective teaching that involves students taking turns to use the board to present their ideas, perform their work and interact with content on the screen.

Flipping the teacher

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For centuries, innovative teachers have been trying to find other more effective methods of pedagogy that can take the place of lecturing and instruction. What it does mean is that teachers should seriously consider new forms of pedagogy where students are placed at the centre of the learning process, and have to spend some time ''teaching''. It can be in the form of a video, or presentation, or role play, or even a blues song (be creative).

How complex is learning?

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We flounder and stumble as we try to navigate a plethora of educational theories and we become bogged down in prescribed institutional pedagogies, providing no more than glimpses of true education for our students. The common view from this camp is that computers and other technologies either distract from the real purpose of education, cause undesirable changes to the structure of our brains, or undermine knowledge and learning by trivializing it. Learning is highly complex.

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The big switch

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If you subscribe to a kind of pedagogy where you believe that facilitating learning is more effective than direct instruction, you will probably recognise the potential. Pedagogy is (or really should be) about creating spaces and opportunities that are conducive to good learning. The list goes on: Faceoff, All of Me, 13 Going On 30, The Hot Chick - all deal with the same issue of switching roles/bodies, and having to perform in very unfamiliar territory.

What's love got to do with it?

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To start off, he played Tina Turner''s pop anthem , got everyone clapping along, and he even performed a bit of a dance too. Just the identification of being human together and feeling a connection to other thinking, feeling human beings - this is Agape love, and it should be central to the ethos of being an effective educator. Photo by Hu Totya on Wikimedia Commons What''s love got to do with it?

Teacher Voices: Naomi Hancock

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Live Skypes also have had the same effect giving the children a window of opportunity to immerse themselves in the topic and conversation. The pressure for teachers to enable their children to perform for tests and assessments resulting in the children being spoon fed facts rather than exploring, problem solving, collaborating and working out the answers for their own questions. education learning Naomi Hancock pedagogy primary school Technology

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Fade away

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Technology in itself is not enough to solve all of the problems inherent in education, but in concert with new pedagogies, visionary educators, and strong leadership, change can, and does happen. I wrote a post last year that argued for pedagogy to remain uppermost in our minds. Technology, just like any other set of tools, is there to help us all to do the job better, smarter, more effectively. Technology, just like any other set of tools, is there to help the user perform.

Our digital future 11: AI enhanced course design

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However, replacing some aspects of what teachers do is both effective and inevitable. "AI Where it is implemented, AI will rapidly transform the design of courses, providing educators with vast amounts of new insight into what students do, how they study and what is most effective. Rather, it is the persistent assumption that 'grading' is paramount for the measurement of student understanding, and that we should focus the power of AI to support this kind of pedagogy.

Freinet and social media

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When I wrote Blogging with Freire , I was speculating on what that great Brazilian educator and theorist might have made of educational blogging - a concept he never knew, because he died before the Internet and social media came in to common use. Here are five of his then radical methods placed into the context of social media: 1) The Pedagogy or Work. Learning by asking questions is not only fun, it''s effective.

Learning in round spaces

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Situating learning in rectangular spaces naturally promotes some forms of pedagogy at the expense of others. Think for example of theatre that is performed ''in the round''. The action happens in the middle of the room, and all those who participate face inwards towards the performance. Change it again, and face the participants outwards instead, and what is the effect? Plymouth University''s Immersive Vision Theatre Traditionally, classrooms have been rectangular.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design: Whats in a name?

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Professional content It may be my perception, but the pedagogy that is often so prevalent in the writing of teachers, about resources for teaching and learning, is often scarce in the writing of instructional designers, when writing about the same things. Is it the pedagogy?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Messy Learning OK. Messy Training Not OK.

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Because self-directed learning doesnt always have a clear or specific performance objective. Im just back from two this week, and presented yesterday at USQs Pedagogies and Learning Conference in Brisbane. Creativity and imagination are the mandates, with no end-gaming i.e,

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Mobile Learning Report

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Content that helps people perform their tasks better. Performance Support: Sify eLearning see more examples at mlearnopedia.com Review or reinforcement: StudyCell Flashcard Pilots doing 30 days test that report back to their LM -- pocket Scorm.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

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We bow to the will of the SME… Little room for creativity New technology gives us new tools. That’s where most creative talent in organizations go. Don’t just read learning design and pedagogy books. Common Craft Videos Great at explaining. One other thing I'd point out - design skill and creativity are not mutually inclusive. But creativity != " For me, the process of learning design is as creative as you get.

Things to come.

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Taylor - chair of the Learning and Performance Institute and a veteran of the fields of skills, productivity and work based learning - will address the title: 'Does Learning and Development have a future?' Both at work and in tertiary education they are increasingly able to find the information they need, the performance support tools and the skills training they need directly. by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0