"The mission of the Maker Education Initiative is to create more opportunities for young people to make, and, by making, build confidence, foster creativity, and spark interest in science, technology, engineering, math, the arts—and learning as a whole. We want young people to join—and eventually lead—the growing Maker Movement. We are building community networks of families, leaders, educators, mentors, and organizations to nurture young makers."
Created by Theresa Allen, Flat Classroom Certified teacher and Project Manager for Digiteen project for the ISTE 2013 Spotlight presentation - ‘Do you co-create at the Elementary Level? Flat Classrooms Do!’
4 Traditional Theories Of Learning
Of the published research and science, three of the more popular theories in the last fifty years are behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism. The infographic below reviews the pros and cons of each approach while making a case for connectivism as a response to the age of the internet and information.
1. Behaviorism: learning is a process of reacting to external stimuli
2. Cognitivism: learning is a process of acquiring and storing information
3. Constructivism: meaning is continuously “constructed” through experience and reflection
4. Connectivism: learning is a process of connecting specialized nodes
a place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc. Anyone may view or contribute:
authors create and collaborate
instructors rapidly build and share custom collections
learners find and explore content"
"Studies show that sustained and well-integrated social and emotional learning (SEL) engages students and improves achievement. Explore classroom practices that make up the most effective SEL programs. "
This RSA Animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin Franklin award.
Watch this lecture in full here: http://www.thersa.org/events/video/archive/sir-ken-robinson