Saturday, February 4, 2012

Teachers should be on a steep unlearning curve

The term "unlearning curve" was coined by Will Richardson in his chapter in the book 21st Century Skills, as he argues that teachers need "to replace old habits of practice with newer, more interactive and collaborative ones".  Here are some of the ways he suggests they do that:
  • make technology a part of daily practice
  • read and write online - avoid using paper whenever possible
  • use mobile technologies 
  • take part in online gaming environments
  • participate in online conversations
  • use cloud computing such as Google Docs to create documents, presentations and spreadsheets online
  • start using the phone as a creation device, for example to capture audio and video
  • embrace and be comfortable with continuous change
Photo Credit:  Sunday Abstract by Kevin Dooley Attribution 

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