Links to Resources: Creating Significant Learning Environments #5313

1. Constructing Meaningful Connections

Read – full book

Brown J. S. & D, Thomas. (2011). A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the imagination for a world of constant change. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ISBN 1456458884

A New Culture of Learning, Douglas Thomas at TEDxUFM

In many ways the ideas and actions outlined in CSLE video are a personal response to the thinking process that was initiated by reading A New Culture of Learning.

Creating Significant Learning Environments (CLSE)

Dr. Tony Bates on Building Effective Learning Environments

https://youtu.be/3xD_sLNGurA

2. Learning the Digital Information Age

Required Readings

Readings

How People Learn: Bridging Research and Practice – How People Learn.pdf – Read the Introduction, Summary and Key Findings of the report

Learning theory: models, product and process In the Learning as a process – learning theory (section toward the bottom of the page) review the four linked orientations to learning: behaviourist, cognitive, humanistic, and social/situational. Also make note of the Four orientations to learning (after Merriam and Caffarella 1991: 138) table.
http://infed.org/mobi/learning-theory-models-product-and-process/

Learning theories and online learning
http://www.tonybates.ca/2014/07/29/learning-theories-and-online-learning/

Learning Theories.com Knowledge base and webliography – WARNING this is a commercial site filled with too many adds. The only reason I am including this resource is that their first page offers a very good top level breakdown or hierarchy of all the learning theories or paradigms and the subdivisions within those categories. This site can help you understand where you thinking about learning fits.
http://www.learning-theories.com/

Learning Theory Database
http://www.instructionaldesign.org/theories/index.html

Learning Theory Wheel
http://www.harapnuik.org/?p=3936

Beyond information pumping: Creating a constructivist e-learning environment
https://repository.nie.edu.sg/bitstream/10497/4735/1/ET-42-5-48_a.pdf

Learning theories for the digital age
http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.ca/2013/05/learning-theories-for-digital-age.html

Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age
http://www.itdl.org/journal/jan_05/article01.htm

9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning
http://www.teachthought.com/learning/9-characteristics-of-21st-century-learning/

Authentic Learning: A Practical Introduction & Guide for Implementation
http://www.ncsu.edu/meridian/win2003/authentic_learning/

21st century Pedagogy
http://www.teachthought.com/technology/a-diagram-of-21st-century-pedagogy/

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills
http://www.p21.org/our-work/p21-framework

VIDEOS

Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!

Daniel Pink’s Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

 

3. Aligning Outcomes, Assessment and Activities

Use Fink’s Self-Directed Guide to Designing Courses for Significant Learning as a guideline to create a 3-part document for a course, a unit, or some other instructional component of your innovation plan that includes:

Required Readings

Required Texts

Read: Introduction, Chapters 1 & 3
Wiggins G. P. & J. McTighe. (2005). Understanding by Design, Expanded 2nd Edition. Pearson. This text will be referred to as UbD

Read: Chapters 1 – 4
Dweck C. (2006). Mindset: The new psychology of success.

 

4. Creating Your Significant Learning Plan

Required Readings

Required Texts

Read: Introduction, Chapters 1 & 3
Wiggins G. P. & J. McTighe. (2005). Understanding by Design, Expanded 2nd Edition. Pearson. This text will be referred to as UbD

Read: Chapters 1 – 4
Dweck C. (2006). Mindset: The new psychology of success.

VIDEOS

Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner

21st Century Education vs. 20th Century Education

What 60 Schools Can Tell Us About Teaching 21st Century Skills

5. Power of a Growth Mindset

Required Readings

Required Texts

Read: Chapters 5 – 8
Dweck C. (2006). Mindset: The new psychology of success.

Fixed Vs Growth Mindset = Print Vs Digital Information Age – http://www.harapnuik.org/?p=3627

The “Mindset” Mindset: What We Miss By Focusing on Kids’ Attitudes by Alfie Kohn http://www.alfiekohn.org/article/mindset/

Review the resources on:
Mindset site – http://mindsetonline.com/

Carol Dweck, “Developing a Growth Mindset”

The Power of belief — mindset and success

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