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Systems thinking [...]

> Systems thinking is a mind-set—a way of seeing and talking about reality that recognizes the interrelatedness of things. System thinking sees collections of interdependent components as a set of relationships and consequences that are at least as important as the individual components themselves. It emphasizes the emergent properties of the whole that neither aris...

 

Define and constrast – Education & Learning [...]

> a) education; is a process organized by institutions who offer qualifications based on set texts to be used by learning groups in classes to meet accreditation criteria. Teachers provide resources and broker these educational processes. > > b) learning; is a process of problem-solving carried out by people individually or collaboratively by finding resources and di...

 

What is it to teach? [...]

> Basically, to teach means to risk something, to teach is to be human, to teach means to accept the fundamental weakness of the purposeful, creative process we call education....

 

50 research methods for innovation – infographic [...]

> Over the years, many different works have been published that deal with creative research methods: there are so many great alternatives for finding that real gap in the market and iterating your product to its final stage. I decided to create an infographic with 50 different research methods tag: lxdesign tags: bad...

 

Professional standards, teacher idenities and an ethics of singularity [...]

> This paper offers a critical analysis of the education policy move towards teacher professional standards. Drawing on Lacan's three registers of the psyche (real, imaginary and symbolic), the paper argues that moves towards codification (and domestication) of teachers' work and identities in standardized (and sani-tized) forms, such as the Australian Institute for T...

 

Empowering the future teacher – tensions [...]

Highlights some of the key tensions. From Current problems and tensions Autonomy Quality assurance Context dependence Global policies Research insights Practitioner intuitions How do we enable teachers of the future to: Apply knowledge from research Propagate innovation from practice Enhance creativity Reflect on practice Make good decisions...

 

Know thy students [...]

> The overarching goal of teaching is not to deliver information to faceless crowds, but instead to cause learning to occur among enrolled students.4 Courses and classroom activities should be developed on the basis of helping students discover and construct knowledge, not on the basis of what the instructor wants to talk about.5 And importantly, to develop successful...

 

5 points for teaching anything in the digital age [...]

5 points 1. Be assistive 2. Be connective 3. Be interactive 4. Be constructive 5. Be reflective > These statistics are evidence that people are by nature connected learners. We learn through a process of inquiry that takes shape through social communication. It’s safe to say that humanity itself is a learning community; full of great teachers and great learne...

 

Mindlessly eating better [...]

> Plate shapes and package sizes, lighting and layout, color and convenience: these are a few of hidden persuaders that can contribute to how much food a person eats. This review first posits that these environmental factors influence eating because they increase consumption norms and decrease consumption monitoring. Second, it suggests that simply increasing awarenes...

 

Good Python modules [...]

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