nonformal education

Education 2.0? Futures, pasts and presents

There are various interesting slideshows on Slideshare.net that show us education and its future in interesting lights. Here are some of them.

[slideshare id=24743&doc=education-20-20553&w=425]

[slideshare id=62181&doc=future-of-education3726&w=425]

[slideshare id=40271&doc=the-future-of-online-learning-and-personal-learning-environments-2553&w=425]

Student voice on personalisation

Here's a video made by City College Student Union about personalised learning:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBj8F9K-ldo&rel=1]
Two things are obvious:

  1. Students don't know the latest educational jargon
  2. Students are generally aware of their individual needs and feel schooling should respond to them

Questions to ask:

  • Are students always aware of what their 'real' needs are?
  • Are the scenarios in which educational institutions respond to student needs sufficiently fleshed out to support detailed policies?

"It's called MySpace for a reason": Formal and nonformal education in contact/flict

In a recent meeting somebody quoted a saying by a teacher: "It's called MySpace for a reason" meaning that students may not be particularly keen on inviting the teachers into their own social-networking world. However, on the other hand, a significant amount of non-formal learning takes place in these social environments. From my recent project proposal:

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