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.