Second day for the Eden Conference here in Budapest. Tony Bates was the first keynote speaker (you might have noticed that a lot of my recent posts come from his new book ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’). Bates argued on how important content, skills and culture are in learning and how teaching is about creating learning environments that favor students to be responsible learners (in his words: teaching as gardening, you pick the spot, you pour the water but the plant will grow alone) Point is, Bates argues, that teachers have to come up with their own set of principles and make their own analogies about how they view the process of teaching.
Back to the cloud: teachers as nodes to an ongoing flow of information between members of a learning community facilitating the making of thinking threads. #eden16
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