Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Learning to Change; Changing to Learn

As the province considers what the BC Education Plan should be as we move forward in the 21st century, these two videos capture many of the essential questions and themes.

The first video is a Canadian perspective based on Learning to Change; Changing to Learn . The second video is the original from the Pearson Foundation.

Some compelling quotes:

Video #1

“This interesting shift happens … the teacher and the student become learners together not only on the content but on the tools that are being used to deliver the content.”

“This is not an information age that we are entering into. It’s an age of networked intelligence. Schools need to understand that and embrace these powerful new concepts of networking to transform themselves for relevance and effectiveness.”

Video #2

“So the coin of the realm is not memorizing the facts that they are going to need to know for the rest of their lives. The coin of the realm will be: Do you know how to find information? Do you know how to validate it? Do you know how to synthesize it? Do you know how to leverage it?  Do you know how to communicate it? Do you know how to collaborate with it? Do you know how to problem solve with it? That’s the new 21st century literacy and it looks a lot different than the model that most of us were raised under.”

“It’s a very exciting time for learning. It’s the death of education but it’s the dawn of learning. It makes me very happy.”

What ideas or quotes stand out for you?

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