Bike Fenders

Today I was finally able to test out the new beautifully designed fenders for my bike… drizzling¬†on the way to school and back… full of puddles and wet floor. Fenders worked great keeping at bay the water that flies off the spinning tires… not to mention that they are light, solid, silent and gorgeous ūüôā

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Learning Environments – Week 10 – Mind Map

Got all the post its from our group meeting, typed them up and created some mind maps… grouping is coming along but I’m thinking about applying the learning theories to the environment I was observing previously.

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Watson

No divide between man and brute

Locke

Experience Sense Perception
Blank slate
Association
‚ÄúSmoothing of¬†paths‚ÄĚ –¬†learning
Learning with the World
Embodied cognition
Learn through senses
Experiential learning

Montessori

Student centered teaching
Clock metaphor Рwind it instead of moving its arms
Play
Very precise language: long-thick
Self-directed
Don’t force it. Don’t correct it.
Natural curiosity
Stimuli
Make¬†‚Äúspontaneous¬†observers‚ÄĚ
Guidance needed
Sense training
Experience their senses
Experiential learning
Intrinsic motivation
Mixed age grouping

Dewey

Experiential learning
Thoughts are creative & novel Рcan’t be communicated
Are you learning the right thing? Correct answer & actually knowing
Extrinsic –¬†Intrinsic
‚ÄúIs there¬†anything but a¬†problem?‚ÄĚ
No grades
Relevance
Materials
Play
Constructivism

Piaget

Social speech –¬†communication
Student self-discovery
Egocentric¬†speech –¬†useless
Children Рno real social life
Teacher = guide
Developmental stages
Law of nature –¬†universal
Peer to peer learning
Mixed age students
Elder to younger
Master –¬†apprentice

Basso

Immersive, experiential, embodied
People learn from physical spaces
External vs internal cognition
Knowledge passed from elders
Emotional Intelligence
Wisdom from reflection and hard work
Culture, language, and physical space
Study -> Smooth <- Resilient
Exterior to Interior

Vygotsky

It was Piage¬†himself who¬†demonstrated¬†‚Äúlogic of action¬†precedes logic¬†of thought‚ÄĚ
Egocentric speech IS useful
MKO more knowledgable other
Human and nature
ZPD
Egocentric¬†speech –¬†intellectual tool
Social scaffolding
Motivation to Learn
Intrinsic
Extrinsic

Lave & Wenger

Legitimate peripheral participation (LPP)
Knowledge lives outside of us / amongst us
Newcomers need old-timers.
For COP, LPP to be optimal, newcomers must have access to meaningful tasks
Technology must be invisible but visible
No center, COP¬†alway evolving –¬†knowledge is¬†more complex
Formal vs. informal indoctrination
Old timers must be open to newcomers perspective

Skinner

Behavioral Engineering
Walden Two –¬†‚Äúself-control‚ÄĚ
Operant Conditioning
Mixed age grouping
Extrinsic to Intrinsic motivation
Relevance
Metacognition
Reinforcement
Rapid feedback
Social
Priming
Metacognition
Developmental readiness
Language
Content relevance
Teacher’s role

Cole & Griffin

Relevance
Language is a technology of mediation
Social, interpersonal
Language gives you the world twice

Hutchins

Literally external cognition
Embodied cognition
Collective¬†intelligence –¬†social¬†education
McDermott & Ralley

Gestures and Intelligence

Ingenuity
Students vs¬†readers –¬†disconnect –¬†good at the¬†wrong thing

Brown

Active constructors
Multple ZPDs
Reciprocal teaching
Community of learners
Cross-age teaching
Comprehension monitoring device
Metacognition
Jigsaw
Group’s learning achievements are greater than individuals
Impoverished artificial learning environments conflicts with natural instincts

Gilmore

Creation
Children are capable linguistically
Spontaneous language creation
Learning is social
Play
Anti-Piaget

Notes on Methods 2

Next quarter I am going to start taking notes on the computer again… even though there seems to be a little extra learning when writing things down on a paper, the study and referencing back to them is a nightmare.

On one hand no copy/pasting means that I have to actually re-read and re-type the notes. On the other hand, it is really tedious to search.

Maybe a notebook that holds all the notes in chronological order might help, even though I’ve used several in the past, and they simply became a to do list where I crossed things out as they were completed. Plus it is still tedious to search through written notes.

SO – going to try to take notes directly onto the blog, making them more multimedia with links and diagrams. Let’s see

A note on method

Thought I’d might state that I alter the post dates to match the day of the subject matter,¬†not¬†the day I actually create the post…

Day with Matt and Liv

Got my bike, hopped on the CalTrain to SF and spent the day biking around with Matt and his 7 year old daughter Рwhat a cyclist! We even had an incident with an old lady cutting us off because we did not stop at the cross walk.

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Karaoke

After the EdClub pot luck dinner, went to Karaoke with Saya, Matt, Sherry and Marc.

What happens in Karaoke stays in Karaoke… kkk

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Saturday – day off

Met up with Andr√© Borges, friend from Brasil who’s been working at Apple for the past 10 years, and went to his annual Pre-Thx-Thx 2015. Great food, great people, great beer ūüôā

At night went to Omair’s get together at Oak Creek Apts – good fun with fellow LDTers. Needles to say that I slept well ūüôā