Monday, November 5, 2012

Thought Provoking, Discussion Starting Video - Connected Learning: Engaged

http://vimeo.com/47188676#

Here is a very powerful video from the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub that is guaranteed to make you think hard about learning, teaching, and schooling.
  • we are fundamentally starting with the wrong questions
  • we start with learning outcomes – and content defines everything – rather than “what is the experience we want kids to have?” 
  • our core question is around engagement; if you ask “is a kid engaged?”, you have to pay attention to and start with the kid
  • we have to make room for curiosity, we don’t have enough opportunities for kids to take things apart and wonder about them
  • little opportunities to fail and iterate are also opportunities to play with identity
  • we need opportunities to explore who we are in the world and how the world works, particularly as teenagers
  • we so decontextualize learning for kids, we’ve forgotten we have a passion for learning
  • in school they could care less, but in complex games kids demand that they learn how to do something so they can move on
  • as adults, we have to deeply connect content and students’ activity, otherwise learning has no meaning  (Source:  http://dangerouslyirrelevant.org/2012/11/5-videos-on-connected-learning-from-the-digital-media-and-learning-research-hub-videos.html#)


Connected Learning: 'ENGAGED' from DML Research Hub on Vimeo.