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Managing the information glut

October 28, 2012

<div style=”margin-bottom:5px”> <strong> <a href=”; title=”Self-Directed Learning Systems for Teachers and Kids” target=”_blank”>Self-Directed Learning Systems for Teachers and Kids</a> </strong> from <strong><a href=”; target=”_blank”>Bernie Dodge</a></strong> </div>

Love Bernie’s well-drawn distinction between information and learning; he offers practical strategies for digital curation.

I’m wondering, though, about phrases like lifelong learning and its soul-mate personalised learning; both seem tainted with the weight of vested co-optation. Can you recall negotiated curriculum? Isn’t that personal?

Differentiated learning has cachet in conveying the importance of catering for individual needs. Project based learning still manages to embody the heartland of student-centred education. There is research and a video on The Independent Project (just get out of their way!) here.

Let’s not lose sight of what’s important while being tsunami-ed by information.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 28, 2012 10:40 am

    Great question–how do we manage it?

    • October 28, 2012 1:52 pm

      The work has begun!
      Teach digital citizenship, practice online discernment, and foster net-savvy techniques to equip us all – teachers and students – for personal learning. Sounds like a learning network…feels like change.

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