Can schools be preparing students for future work,
if working online is not part of the curriculum?
The old way of teaching does not work any more. It never did work very well for a lot of students. Not even for students who figured out how to game it and so made good grades. Sure we stored a lot of knowledge, but we never learned how to use most of it. Because it was only good for passing tests and that is not what adults need to do.
Not the workplace
of the future
- Is it the future learning place?
- We need a global reskilling revolution – here's why
- Almost one-third of all jobs, are likely to be transformed by technology in the next decade.
- Most wanted skills of the future and the online courses to master them
- Hi tech skills, interpersonal skills: sales, care, education.
- Why is digital literacy important in the workplace?
- Lifetime Learning Credit
- Lifelong learning
- Learning to learn
- How can we teach them future skills when we don't know what skills will be needed?
- How can the teachers teach skills the teachers don't have.
- Is a lecture on interpersonal skills adequate to teach interpersonal skills?
- Once you hear lecture about swimming, you never forget what you learned about lectures. Talking is not teaching
- Teach them how to learn new skills.
Learning to learn
- Why we Must Continue to Learn and be Curious
- Learn to be a self-starter. Self-managed learning, libraries, learning communities.
- Learning something? Use your head. Learning Skills
- Breadwinner thinking. Project-based learning. Growth-oriented learning. Goal-directed learning. The future of work is online.
The learning game
- The gamification of learning how to learn. Learn what you can do
- If they made games like the educational system, would anybody play?
- Gaming as training. Training as gaming. Don't write it, put it in the action!
- Any learning task in school is a game if you want it to be. Turn study into a game
- Computational thinking or how to get along with computers
The academic view
- Learning how to learn | Barbara Oakley | TEDxOaklandUniversity
- Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects
- Learning objectives are for the learners. Not just for instructional designers
- "Learning" objectives for descriptive knowledge. The limitations of academic knowledge
Learning by practice
- The DTA can teach "how to read for study." Did you understand what you read? Self-test. Stimulate reflection on study skills
- Knowledge-based learning teaches study skills. That is learning how to "learn." The DTA can coach study skills.
- The Digital Teaching Assistant can encourage practice in metacognition. Thinking about thinking for learning about learning
- Seven educational assumptions you can abandon with DTA-supported instruction in a virtual (digital) world
- Suppose the real objective in school is to pass multiple-choice tests. Can a digital TA handle test-based learning?
Assignments that teach it
Libraries as educators
- A school for self-study in virtual worlds. We call that a library
- Online libraries as centers for adult instruction. Self-managed learning.
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