In institutionalized education, the main goal has been developing children’s cognitive capacity in the sense of learning knowledge in academic disciplines. This goal dictates a learning environment in which seated learning behavior is considered appropriate, effective and is rewarded. Physical education as part of education provides the only opportunity for all children to learn about physical movement and engage in physical activity. (meer…)
Today’s students are largely affected by the technology around them. This has changed the way they think, act and communicate. These new behaviours can be very challenging to teachers, who did not grow up with this kind of technology. (meer…)
Changing people’s behaviour is most effective through changing the mindset. Changing the mindsets of people to ensure their thinking results in new desired behaviours. This is sustainable but takes time and effort to influence a change in mindset. But if the necessary time and effort is invested, a person’s mindset can lead them to take actions (behaviour) necessary to create momentum and a critical mass of commitment throughout the organization. There are some fundamental aspects to take into account if you want to accelerate the change of mindset or change your own mindset.
If we want our students to become happy, research suggests that universities should focus more on students’ well-being than academic success. (meer…)
Higher education is a very nice place to work because their is so much going on. Are we in a need for change? Yes! The sense of urgency to innovate isn’t felt by everyone. Yet anyone who thinks that a decade from now higher education will look much as it does today is sadly mistaken. (meer…)
Teaching is about more than just having a bunch of information to disseminate to the empty vessels- students- in front of you.
The concept behind reality pedagogy is that before teachers can teach anything, they must understand the realities of their students. (meer…)
At what point do educators have a responsibility to face the radically changing employment patterns facing our students? And how can we re-think university to complement, not compete with, their informal learning? To my opinion, the discourse surrounding formal learning is becoming further detached from the lessons I see when learning happens outside formal boundaries. The grades that students recieve for their university projects matter little compared to the comments found on their blogs, or the feedback they recieve during interships. (meer…)