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Roger Schank on Invisible Learning: Real learning; real memory

Roger Schank on Invisible Learning: Real learning; real memory

Real learning; Real memory

by Roger Schank

What do people need to learn and how can they learn it?

Every curriculum committee and every training organization has at one time or another convened a committee to answer this question. Their answers are always given in terms of telling about subjects: “more math,” “leadership,” “risk management,” “company policies.” But subject matter is far less important in learning than one might think.

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Classroom of the future? A response

Classroom of the future? A response

Instead of using these tools to teach centuries-old subject matter, perhaps we should instead use them to help us develop meaningful skills and personal knowledge — and to enhance our capacities to imagine, create, and innovate.

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Bulgarian students dream about future schools

Bulgarian students dream about future schools

As we shared earlier, Project Dream School started with a simple question: If you could build a dream school, what would you do?

This morning, I received some inspiring ideas. [...]

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Will it blend? Social media and education

Will it blend? Social media and education

This morning, MPR’s Midmorning aired a forum on the role of social media and education.

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Invisible Learning to be published in early 2011

Invisible Learning to be published in early 2011

About a year ago, Cristóbal Cobo and I announced a research project called Invisible Learning. After many months of work, collecting experiences, researching literature, interviews, and exchanges with experts (and –above all– many hours of writing), we can announce that in 2011 the Invisible Learning book will be a reality (in print and digital formats).

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Review: 21st Century Skills (by Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel)

Review: 21st Century Skills (by Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel)

Some ten years into the 21st century, I find it amazing that we are still having conversations on what skills are necessary to succeed in this new century. We’ve explored some ideas of what skills are relevant before (see this, this, this, and this, for example), and there appears to be a general consensus that there are needs for skills development in creativity, innovation, smart use of ICTs, and social leadership.

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Is YouTube bursting higher education’s bubble? Not so fast…

Is YouTube bursting higher education’s bubble? Not so fast…

Last Sunday, Jeffrey Young wrote about the use of the Internet to deliver lectures in the Chronicle of Higher Education. The article centered on the work of Salman Khan, who posts home-made lectures on YouTube: The lo-fi videos seem to work for students, many of…

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Is it too late to bring creativity to schools?

Is it too late to bring creativity to schools?

An interesting conversation on creativity is emerging on the blogosphere. Many people saw Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk on reintroducing creativity into schools, and undermine assembly line approaches to creating automatons out of students. On Sunday, North Carolina 6th grade teacher Bill Ferriter countered, “Creativity…

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Knowmads in Society 3.0

Knowmads in Society 3.0

Remember nomads? In the pre-industrial age, nomads were people that moved with their livelihood (usually animal herding) instead of settling at a single location. Industrialization forced the settlement of many nomadic peoples… …but, something new is emerging in the 21st century: Knowmads. A knowmad is…

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Study: Calculators okay in math class

Study: Calculators okay in math class

…but, only if students know the math first. Media guru Griffin Gardner forwarded this article from ScienceDaily, which suggests that calculators are useful tools in elementary-level mathematics classes.  Citing research by Bethany Rittle-Johnson and Alexander Oleksij Kmicikewycz at Vanderbilt, and recently published in the Journal…

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