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Aspirational v Real Values

Cross Posted from: https://valuesdilemma.edublogs.org

The overall title for this Blog is “Values in Education Dilemmas” and the 'aspirational' verses 'real' issue is an on going dilemma for parents, teachers and schools. In education as in life the aspirational values in our values and vision statements are just that, aspirational. What we often fail to recognise is there is often a large gap between our “aspirational” values…

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Added by Paul Keown on March 13, 2017 at 16:45 — No Comments

CoOLs - Communities of Online Learning - A double edged sword?

Crossposted from BardWired

Tomorrow the report from the Education and Science Select Committee, who are looking at Education (Update) Amendment Bill, is due. There are a raft of changes proposed in this bill, though the part that is most of interest to me is Part 3A -…

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Added by Rachel Roberts on March 12, 2017 at 21:04 — 1 Comment

Museum Education in 21C (cross-blogged from http://thebelbird.blogspot.co.nz)

Long time no post and what exciting times these were! In January I was appointed as Education Manager at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds which is my first appointment into museum education. I am loving every minute of it, and the learning curve has been huge. 

Growing…

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Added by Monika Kern on March 12, 2017 at 20:00 — 1 Comment

Museum Education in 21C (cross-blogged from http://thebelbird.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/museum-education-in-21c.html)

Long time no post and what exciting times these were! In January I was appointed as Education Manager at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds which is my first appointment into museum education. I am loving every minute of it, and the learning curve has been huge. 

Growing…

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Added by Monika Kern on March 12, 2017 at 20:00 — No Comments

Dr Neha Sangwan - Treating stress in the workplace (National Radio podcast)

This morning I listened to a fantastic interview on Saturday (Radio NZ National) with Kim Hill. Kim interviewed Dr Neha Sangwan who is in NZ as a keynote at the worldwomen17conference, March 17-19th in Auckland. 

I thoroughly recommend listening to this! In…

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Added by Merryn Dunmill on March 11, 2017 at 11:26 — No Comments

VLN Primary Teachers Share their Tips for Teaching Online

Last week we had a PLD day with our Asian Language teacher group. This was a time to come together as a team and share our experiences, explore new strategies and resources and prepare for the year ahead. Ideas are bounced around, examples of what works well, & challenges are…

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Added by Rachel Roberts on March 6, 2017 at 23:30 — No Comments

Using reward contingencies in online activities to facilitate engagement in a statistics class



Xochitl de la Piedad Garcia opened suggests that engagement comprises the time, energy and resources that students devote to activities designed to enhance learning at university.



With statistics, the course and the knowledge-base is cumulative,…

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Added by Hazel Owen on February 27, 2017 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

More Bouquets: Two Secondary Schools

Case Study Three: Hobsonville Point Secondary School

Hobsonville Point is a very new school – established in 2014 so now in just its 4th year. Its roll of 348 (2016) is 65% Pakeha , 12% Maori, 12% Asian and 4% Pasifika. It could be argued that because a brand new school starts from a blank slate that it will look closely at current and even future thinking and build a culture, a curriculum and an education based on current best practice. It seems that this…

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Added by Paul Keown on February 24, 2017 at 22:51 — No Comments

Developing relationships - the key to fostering online professional communities

I am sure that online communities, and your participation in them, will not be the silver bullet for all lifelong learning and professional development needs. I am convinced, however, that they provide an important piece of the puzzle.

Also, not all online communities are equally effective in providing a space for people with common interests to creatively, robustly and…

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Added by Hazel Owen on February 20, 2017 at 21:30 — 2 Comments

Twitter analytics in R...and using Twitter in teaching

Lyndon Walker started this session by asking the questions who uses Twitter (nearly everyone), and who uses Twitter in their teaching (not many). He then moved on to look at different ways Twitter can be used in teaching starting with 'transmission' (e.g. reminders that appear via Blackboard directly to a student's Twitter feed), and others such as;

  • class…
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Added by Hazel Owen on February 17, 2017 at 16:00 — No Comments

Data mining interactions in a 3D immersive environment for real-time feedback during simulated surgery

An illustration of the sources and data types ...
An illustration of the sources and data types…
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Added by Hazel Owen on February 16, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments

Here is my article on leadership - what do you think?

Leaders Provide Guidance

 

Here are my reflections on qualities of a great leader.

A leader provides the following kinds of guidance to an organization.

That organization can be a family, small group, class, church, school, company, club, etc.

 

 

Conceptual Guidance

Mission statement

Vision statement

Core values

Other elements of strategic planning

 

 

Concrete…

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Added by John S. Oliver on February 15, 2017 at 15:30 — 5 Comments

Some Values Bouquets

I feel that some aspects of my last two posts may have seemed a bit ‘preachy’ to my readers! While I do think that the points made in those two posts are important I have decided to go a bit more positive and upbeat in this post!

I am going to base my post this week around 2 case studies. There are many other schools I could have selected but in doing some online research these 2 stood out. They are what seem to me to be interesting and helpful examples of schools doing something…

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Added by Paul Keown on February 14, 2017 at 23:46 — No Comments

10 Tips to get your head around design - especially in the digital realm

Design is one of those areas that surrounds us - from the clothes we wear, the food we eat, the ways we get around, and, of course, our interactions online. For anyone who is interested ... and would like to develop their design skills, the article 10 Tips to Teach…

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Added by Hazel Owen on February 14, 2017 at 22:30 — No Comments

Occupy Your Brain: On Power, Knowledge, and the Re-Occupation of Common Sense

In "Occupy Your Brain," Carol Black states, "[a]s our climate heats up, as mountaintops are removed from Orissa to West Virginia, as the oceans fill with plastic and soils become too contaminated to grow food, as the economy crumbles and children go hungry and the 0.001% grows so concentrated, so powerful, so wealthy that democracy becomes impossible, it’s time to ask ourselves; who’s educating us? To what end?"



In “developed” societies, we are so accustomed to centralized control…

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Added by Merryn Dunmill on February 13, 2017 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

The power of the crowd: Online communities that help save you time

In the last couple of weeks I have been rather snowed under. So, it was wonderful to receive a couple of recommendations from John S. Oliver (thanks as always, John), who suggested I checked out the eMINTS National Center, and their associated blog, Networked Teaching & Learning. Browsing the blog, I was pleased to come across this gem that…

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Added by Hazel Owen on February 12, 2017 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

The Issue of the 3rd Dimension of Values in Schools

I have decided to make this weeks post on the topic raised by Hazel Owen. Hazel put her question this way.

I did note, however, the point you make that "specific values to be highlighted in your schools programme should be fully discussed and negotiated in the school’s community and once adopted should be clear evident in the “school’s philosophy, structures, curriculum, classrooms and relationships” and “everyday actions and interactions”.

What advice might you…

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Added by Paul Keown on February 8, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

What's in a question?

I’ve been wondering about the effectiveness of the sorts of questions I commonly ask during during mentoring / coaching sessions. I realise that I have a tendency to ask quite a few ‘Why?” questions.

Why do you think this (situation) is happening?

Why is …. important to you?

On reflection, this has probably come from Simon Sinek’s ‘Start with Why’ mantra, and of course Sinek’s assertion is that the ‘Why’ question is a powerful way of leading and inspiring colleagues to…

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Added by Nicholas J Major on February 1, 2017 at 9:40 — 2 Comments

Three Key Dimensions of Values in Education

Re-posted from: https://valuesdilemma.edublogs.org/

When we as educators are asked by our curriculum to 'deal with' values - as NZC 2007 does - what are we meant to do? Are we meant to focus on the eight values at the top of the values page (p10)? Are we supposed to focus on the values learning processes explained in the second column of the values page? Are we supposed to do both?  Are the values mentioned on p10 the…

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Added by Paul Keown on January 31, 2017 at 18:00 — 3 Comments

Can you outsmart an identity thief?

I got a timely email from Jeff Grant fromComparitech (who provide some excellent comparative reviews of, for example, antivirus software), giving me the heads up that this week marks the 8th annual Data Privacy Day, an international effort to create awareness about the importance of privacy and protecting personal…

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Added by Hazel Owen on January 29, 2017 at 22:13 — No Comments

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