Educators, policy makers and politicians the world over have been consumed with thinking about the future of education for some time now, with much of the conversation focused on the increasing ‘gap’ between the models of schools and schooling we … Continue reading Defining new models of education
I spent quite a bit of time on the road yesterday, visiting family members and completing a number of tasks. As I drove I became aware of the very large number of vehicles on our roads that have indicators that … Continue reading What indicators teach us about learner agency
The change to a new year is always an interesting time to look back – and to look forward, make new plans, declare new resolutions and generally make changes where we feel they will help us be more effective and/or … Continue reading The next 30 years?
The holiday break is a good opportunity for many of us to catch up on some reading and re-charge our thinking ahead of coming back to face a new year. As we come to the end of the first decade … Continue reading Holiday reading
In a number of forums recently I’ve heard teachers discussing how they go about looking for authentic contexts on which to base their project-based or inquiry-based learning approaches with students. The challenge they discuss is how to make the focus … Continue reading Authentic learning contexts
I’ve been doing some research recently for a report I’m writing on digital literacy and came across this video showing two hunters posing with a lion they’d just shot… watch to see what happens! My initial reaction of disgust at … Continue reading Hyper-vigilence required
At the Aurora Institute symposium that I spoke at recently I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Matt and Courtney who run a podcast site called Personalised Learning with Matt and Courtney. These guys have curated a wonderful set of podcasts that feature educators from a wide range of backgrounds sharing their thoughts on what we need to be doing to achieve a more personalised approach in our education system. I discussed with Matt and Courtney the reasons why we need a more ‘future focused’ approach in our education system, and what some of the things are that we … Continue reading Transforming our system