Learning Guide: Unit 6 - School-based aftercare.
In this unit we take a closer look at these initiatives and discuss the different approaches to aftercare that we encountered. We reflect on the role of school management in aftercare initiatives for vulnerable learners and also on how the community and local businesses can be drawn in to support such initiatives. Considering various contexts, we conclude by reflecting on the kind of aftercare support you can provide at your school.
Learning Guide: Unit 5 - Good nutrition for learning.
We start off Unit 5 with a story that encourages you to reflect on a key question: Why should the provision of nutritious food for vulnerable children be a central concern for school management? We look to Maslow's hierarchy of needs theory to understand the link between nutrition and learning. His theory suggests that higher cognitive levels of performance depend on basic needs being adequately met. This is backed up by evidence from research that shows the significant benefits to learners who
Geoscience Distance Learning for Teachers
The Geosciences Distance Learning Programs at Mississippi State University. For more than 15 years, the Department of Geosciences has provided students with an opportunity to pursue education via distance-learning.
Rock Hound Mineral Learning Series Part Three
Great resource for learning about gemstones and minerals.
The learning organization
This audiotape is linked to Creating People Centred Schools learning guide, but carries debates which could also be used in a free-standing way by anyone interested in school organization and change.
ARIS Mobile Learning Experiences
The ARIS engine allows game designers to place virtual items, characters and pages in physical space using the iPhone’s GPS or a little barcode that can be placed on a wall or near an object. By giving the players a story and a number of quests, games can be built that involve a mix of physical and virtual activities.
Learning in the online environment
Learning in the online environment and Teaching in the online environment have been designed as coherent and imaginative resources that are easily accessible to staff and students via the University’s Blackboard login page. The developers of these resources have applied their up-to-date knowledge from the fields of instructional design, online interface construction, interactive multimedia resources and online pedagogies.
Learning Science in Informal Environments: People Places and Pursuits
Informal science is a burgeoning field that operates across a broad range of venues and envisages learning outcomes for individuals, schools, families, and society. The evidence base that describes informal science, its promise, and effects is informed by a range of disciplines and perspectives, including field-based research, visitor studies, and psychological and anthropological studies of learning.Learning Science in Informal Environments draws together disparate literatures, synthesizes the
ELATEwiki: the Electronic Learning And Teaching Exchange
ELATEwiki (the Electronic Learning and Teaching Exchange) is a space for those who work in e-learning to share their insights on issues of pedagogy, instructional strategies, student support, and technologies. This wiki site aims to support the building of both implicit and explicit knowledge in e-learning, a field which has grown in complexity pedagogically and technologically. A wiki belongs to its users: we are the ones who determine the contents, the structure, the shared work, and the coll
Learning outcomes By the end of this unit you should be able to look at how: experiences of being an older person are shaped through a historical and mutually constitutive process involving an interplay between the personal, work and welfare; and the points of continuity and difference this interplay illuminates; personal experiences of being older are constituted not only through age divisions, but also through loci of social difference and inequality organised around class, (dis)
By the end of this unit you should be able to look at how:
experiences of being an older person are shaped through a historical and mutually constitutive process involving an interplay between the personal, work and welfare; and the points of continuity and difference this interplay illuminates;
personal experiences of being older are constituted not only through age divisions, but also through loci of social difference and inequality organised around class, (dis)
Process oriented guided inquiry learning (POGIL)
Using process oriented guided inquiry based learning, students are given a model (equation, table of data etc) to explore with guidance from the faculty member in the form of a set of questions. This approach emphasizes the process skills over the content. Guiding questions are divided into different levels – information, conceptual (requires understanding), algorithmic and application and problem solving levels (requires analysis and synthesis). David and Troy developed a software system c
Using course podcasts to deliver content and assess student learning
Dr. Kao teaches both graduate and undergraduate classes in mechanical engineering in sizes of 20-60 students. He records a significant amount of his course material and posts it on a video podcast server. As he encounters frequently asked questions from the students he records and publishes a podcast updates to address the questions online. This reduces the need for students to wait until the next available office hours for assistance. Dr. Kao uses portions of the videos during class to chan
Making learning relevant to the real world and teaching the whole student.
Dr Ferguson discusses the importance of making connections with and between his students to help them succeed in his courses. He encourages them to be reflective about their own and other student’s responses to questions. One of his favorite methods of teaching novices is to model the process of expert problem solving in the classroom while vocalizing about the thought process as he does so. He is willing to divert planned classroom activities in lieu of getting students to think about the
Real world problem based learning and the use of simulations
Michael incorporates real problems from the business world into his courses. He contacts former students, potential and current employers to get these problems. In the interview Michael defines the characteristics of good problems for use in a course. He uses Facebook to maintain connections with graduates and invite former students to give guest lectures. Students work in teams sharing laptops within the classroom. They develop individual solutions that are then combined into a group solut
Learning Imaging Techniques!
During this activity, students will be introduced to the concepts of the challenge. They will generate ideas for solving the grand challenge first independently, then in small groups. Finally, as a class, students will compile their ideas with a visual as a learning supplement.
Using Panopto in a Common Learning Space
Using Panopto in a Common Learning Space - Adam Warren Keywords:Panopto
4.0 How to organize and lead an entrepreneurial venture - Learning objectives
Global Text Project
NetGeners.Net: The ne(x)t generation learner - Skills you need in lifelong learning knowledge and in
NetGeners.Net space is there to provide you with the opportunity to work on your F/OSS project in a more structured way, to see what others are doing and how they do it and also to engage with fellow students of your course and others interested in this area.