informal learning

What Classrooms Can Learn From Informal Learning

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by Derek Spanfelner, learnivore.com

The Quickly Narrowing Gap Between Formal & Informal Learning

The Quickly Narrowing Gap Between Formal & Informal Learning by Terry Heick Reading recently through Edutopia’s resources on informal learning, the distinction between formal and informal learning resonated more strongly now than ever. As a...
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Modern Trends In Education: 50 Different Approaches To Learning

Modern Trends In Education: 50 Different Approaches To Learning by Lisa Chesser, opencolleges.edu.au Education sprouts in many forms depending on how you look at it. Our views of what it should look like and how...The post Modern Trends In Education: 50 Different Approaches To Learning appeared first on TeachThought.

Introducing Competitive Leagues–For Creativity

Introducing Competitive Leagues–For Creativity By John Sobol, Media League Commissioner The Media League (www.themedialeague.com) is a unique and innovative new educational program – a competitive creativity league for high schools – that is just like a varsity...The post Introducing Competitive Leagues–For Creativity appeared first on TeachThought.

The Discoveries That Promote Metacognition & Self-Directed Learning

The Discoveries That Promote Metacognition & Self-Directed Learning In lieu of the academic standards, self-Knowledge–and perhaps the thinking habits learners possess–are the ultimate goal of all learning. While it’s potentially useful to be able to...The post The Discoveries That Promote Metacognition & Self-Directed Learning appeared first on TeachThought.

What Happens When Students Are Simply Free To Learn?

If you could learn about anything, what would you choose to learn? If you gave this freedom to your students, what would they choose? Last fall, Patti Grayson shared with a few friends and me...The post What Happens When Students Are Simply Free To Learn? appeared first on TeachThought.

The Independent Project: una propuesta de escuela diseñada por estudiantes

“It’s crazy that in a system that is meant to teach and help the youth there is no voice from the youth at all.” Así empieza el vídeo “If students designed their own schools” sobre The Independent Project, en el que los estudiantes han diseñado y han llevado a la práctica su propio curso durante un semestre en una escuela púbica en Massachusetts. Algunas de las propuestas llevadas a cabo fueron durante este semestre fueron:

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