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Linking learning and research through transdisciplinary competences

What are the objectives of transdisciplinary learning? What are the key competences and how do they relate to both educational goals and transdisciplinary research goals? At Transdisciplinarity Lab (TdLab), our group answered these questions by observing and reflecting upon the … Continue reading

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Creating a Culture of Inquiry in the Classroom

For the moment let’s set aside the details associated with various methodologies and think about the core elements of the research process. In most cases, we begin with a problem and define the questions we want to answer. We find … Continue reading

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Creativity and Learning in a Digital Age

Read Professor Mitch Resnick  of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab, channels his own creative intellect to transform classic forms of play into hands-on learning experiences. Q – You’re a believer of promoting construction rather than instruction when working … Continue reading

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A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change

Read The twenty-first century is a world in constant change. In A New Culture of Learning, Doug Thomas and John Seely Brown pursue an understanding of how the forces of change, and emerging waves of interest associated with these forces, … Continue reading

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Hierarchy, Freedom and Learning

Learning Requires Freedom Defeating Dominance and Achieving Equality Hunter-Gatherers’ Playful Parenting How Hunter-Gatherers Maintained Their Egalitarian Ways The Natural Environment for Children’s Self-Education Seven Sins of Our System of Forced Education We humans have two fundamentally different ways of governing … Continue reading

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Children Educate Themselves

Part I:  Outline of Some of the Evidence Part II:  We All Know That’s True for Little Kids Part III:  The Wisdom of Hunter-Gatherers Part IV:  Lessons from Sudbury Valley As adults we do have certain responsibilities toward our children … Continue reading

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Education in the Creative Economy: Knowledge and Learning in the Age of Innovation

Read “At a time when new media and a host of new technologies are reshaping every aspect of life and society, there has been a lack of analyses capable of integrating and critically engaging these new forces. We not only … Continue reading

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Designing Spaces for Effective Learning – a Guide to 21st century Learning Space Design

Read An educational building is an expensive long-term resource. The design of its individual spaces needs to be: •     Flexible – to accommodate both current and evolving pedagogies •     Future-proofed – to enable space to be re-allocated and … Continue reading

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Promoting and assessing value creation in communities and networks – a conceptual framework

Read This publication is about value creation in communities and networks. It is a foundation paper presenting a framework for promoting and assessing value creation in communities and networks and aims to be sufficiently rigorous for researchers, useful for practitioners … Continue reading

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Informality and formality in learning

Read Learning is often thought of as ‘formal’ , ‘informal’ or ‘non-formal’ . This report suggests that these are not discrete categories, and to think that they are is to misunderstand the nature of learning. It is more accurate to … Continue reading

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