Monday, August 1, 2016

Robinson, Cator, Fullan, Hattie and Clark: My top 10 points


Ken Robinson, Karen Cator, Donald Clark, Michael Fullan and John Hattie. 
My top 10 points


Ken Robinson

  1. Need to consider the purpose of education, technology and great teaching
  2. We live in revolutionary times and we need a revolution in education
  3. Two of the big influences on education are;  population growth and technology
  4. The rate of societal economic and technology change will continue to accelerate
  5. Educators need to recognise the scale of this challenge
  6. Educators need to recognise education as the key to the future
  7. What is considered good teaching has a long academic history
  8. The present education conversation is not occurring in a vacuum
  9. Great teachers make deep learning out of learning technology
  10. Technology in schools requires great teachers if learning improvement is to be gained

Karen Cator

  1. The fundamental question that all teachers should ask is: How do we as learners learn today?
  2. Today we learn through a variety of resources
  3. It is easy to become frustrated by technology in the classroom
  4. We are presently at Education's Internet Moment
  5. Mobile technology is in every pocket and hand bag - students can Google it
  6. Social Interactions enhance learning
  7. Digital Open Education Content is growing
  8. Employ Big Data to make decisions
  9. The need to move from textbooks to digital learning resources is necessary 
  10. Employ digital resources to personalise learning

Michael Fullan

  1. Technology is changing the education conversation
  2. Technology is an irresistible engagement pull
  3. Technology can deepen learning
  4. Deep learning through critical thinking, communication, creativity, collaboration, character education and citizenship 
  5. Use technology purposefully - real life problem solving
  6. Technology is persuasively impacting across society
  7. Make how to use technology on your terms
  8. Students working in groups and teachers are orchestrating learning as change agents and activators
  9. Students need to be active as partners in learning
  10. Use video for the understanding of content and classroom interaction for deep learning 

John Hattie

  1. The essence of good teaching is that the learning intentions are very clear and success criteria is absolutely obvious
  2. The amount of peer work should be  dramatic
  3. There should be lots of discussion about the task and lots of peer involvement within the task
  4. Set challenging goals that exceed 'doing-your-best'
  5. Show students what success looks like
  6. Spend time helping students learn the strategies of learning
  7. Teachers need to spend more time talking about teaching and learning
  8. Teachers need to talk less and listen more to students
  9. The teacher's job is to help students exceed their expectations
  10. Teacher mindsets are the important factor to improving teaching and to be active change agents 

Donald Clark

  1. There has been more pedagogic change in 10 years than the last 1000 years
  2. Use video recordings to enable ongoing learning
  3. The online classroom session needs to be recorded for future learning participation
  4. The classroom lecture: student have been distracted by this boring pedagogy for a 1000 years
  5. The internet has changed the learner's relationship to learning
  6. Online videos require: Brilliant teaching, they are simply recorded, they are only a few minutes long and they are what the students need
  7. Online engagement requires instantaneous and continuous feedback
  8. Online learning platforms (eLearning) will soon gain adaptive capacity through artificial intelligence
  9. Online learning platforms will know the students learning progress and report achievement progress to the student and teacher
  10. Resisting technology in education is futile