and Connective Knowledge Online Course
Week#9 Discussion - What becomes of the teacher? New roles for educators.
November 7, 2008
12:05 LisaMLane : please please put something in the
12:05 anitsirk : yep.
12:05 LisaMLane : it keeps going back and forth between :83
12:05 ender921 : video frozen?
12:05 anitsirk : video stopped.
12:05 LisaMLane : (sound out, video frozen)
12:05 coarsesalt : thanks folks!
12:06 anitsirk : np
12:06 cogdog : sorry gotta go, not good time of day here to
get bandwidth; besides it is Friday beer time. Cya
12:06 Downes : we're getting ready to go... stand by
12:06 anitsirk : we don't hear / see you anymore. grey
afternoon on ustream
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12:06 anitsirk : bye alan. i'll try to screenrecord and post
as usual (not just vid but also chat)
12:06 ustreamer-5332 : good
12:07 LisaMLane : ustreamers: if you get an account and log
in, we can see your name
12:07 Downes : @lisa - yes I will
12:07 anitsirk : here we are again
12:07 LisaMLane : @Stephen thanks!
12:07 Downes : Hiya everyoner
12:08 joostrobben : hi everyone
12:08 andreasauwaerte : Good evening!
12:08 anitsirk : hi andreas
12:08 ustreamer-17021 : hia-dk
12:09 andreasauwaerte : Hi antisirk. :-)
12:09 LisaMLane : ambivalent!
12:09 coarsesalt :
12:09 ustreamer-9291 : What about the changing role of the
12:10 ggatin : Interested to hear people's opinion on the
concept of teacher as exemplary learner.
12:10 Downes : - educator as modeler (rather than instructor)
12:10 ustreamer-33714 : Jo Ann: the range of roles and how to
get models for those roles for teachers is important in various
contexts of teaching/learning
12:12 Downes : - learner (educator?) as network administrator
12:12 ustreamer-33714 : JoAnn: the meta learning on network
12:12 Downes : - concierge model of learning
12:12 LisaMLane : it means you have to tip the educator
12:12 ender921 : guide?
12:12 ggatin : Because learning is often a sequence of error
corrections, for a teacher to model learning one must give up the
illusion of always being right. Tricky.
12:12 anitsirk : @lisa: lol
12:12 LisaMLane : but can they get me good theatre tickets?
12:12 Downes : - educator as curator
12:13 ustreamer-33714 : Jo Ann: how to (IIs) indentify,
12:13 LisaMLane : museum context is not negative; there are
12:13 ustreamer-9291 : Museum and Art GELLERIES
12:13 andreasauwaerte : enabeler.
12:13 gsiemens : yes
12:14 ender921 : only if evaluation continues to be done by
12:14 andreasauwaerte : person who prepares an enviroment ste
students can cristallyse also with their work.
12:14 ustreamer-9291 : Evaluation may be done by the
12:14 Downes : - educator as evaluator
12:14 ggatin : educator as evaluator is more an
administrative function rather than in support of learning
12:15 Rodd_Lucier : co-learner; co-assessor?
12:15 ender921 : @9291 i agree
12:15 ustreamer-33714 : Jo Ann: fragmented -- hmm -- I think
if there is integration in the teaching process, it has to be embodied
in ways that are able to communicated -- how am I operating as teacher
and from what perspective
12:16 Downes : - educator as knower
12:16 ender921 : educator as expert?
12:16 LisaMLane : know a discipline? as in content? or
12:16 ustreamer-33714 : educator as journey-traveller
12:16 ggatin : educator as entertainer
12:16 Downes : - educator as community leader
12:17 LisaMLane : @33714 isn't that just educator as student?
12:17 ender921 : @downes i agree
12:17 coarsesalt : mmm... student
12:17 andreasauwaerte : Whats new 4 me: Teacher could be a
leraner could be a teacher. AND Learner could be a teacher bould be a
12:17 coarsesalt : we are, so often, educator and learner at
the same time
12:17 ustreamer-33714 : educator as integrating and energing
12:17 ender921 : in the context of connectivism, teacher =
12:17 bee : self-direction
12:17 anitsirk : @andreas: learning through teaching (methode
lernen durch lehren)
12:17 ustreamer-33714 : sharer
12:18 jconnell : interesting paper with another notion in
this vein, tho slightly off the wall:
12:18 andreasauwaerte : @antisirk: No teh doulbe sided
medaille is important.
12:18 LisaMLane : then what you *know* is how to be a good
12:19 ggatin : Educator as participant and contributor in the
world of knowledge construction
12:19 gsiemens : http://stomas.ning.com/
12:19 ustreamer-33714 : Jo
12:19 ustreamer-33714 : Jo Ann: title for last url educating
the net generation
12:20 ender921 : sounds like the end of absolutes... i.e. no
one can really "know", they can only "be"\
12:20 bee :
12:21 LisaMLane : don't we have to get into what society
thinks it needs?
12:21 Downes : - educator as leading practitioner
12:21 coarsesalt : @lisam that's what i'm wondering
12:21 andreasauwaerte : If you want to be the one giving the
spark of new educational fire - you will have to be authentic.
12:21 ender921 : @lisa each person needs something
different... that's kinda the problem..
12:21 LisaMLane : few people visit these
12:21 Downes : - plumber as educator
12:21 ender921 : society doesn't really need anything
12:21 bee :
12:21 LisaMLane : @ender but it supports what it thinks it
12:22 ustreamer-33714 : Jo Ann: how to know fast enough to
lead well -- is about welcoming sources from learners -- including the
"teacher" and working and reflecting -- sometimes with others and
sometimes alone and putting it out to others
12:22 LisaMLane : I'm thinking it needs rooms with kids kept
there all day and marked with grades
12:22 gsiemens : enculturation
12:22 bee : different approaches in different contexts,
situations and publics
12:23 ustreamer-33714 : Jo Ann: respect for how we all learn
-- kids too -- not to put them down or to discourage them
12:23 coarsesalt : questions please?
12:24 anitsirk : @andreas: sorry for the late reply. you are
right. both sides need to be looked at.
12:24 ggatin : Part of what it means to be human is to
participate in teaching and learning as natural functions. The natural
function atrophies when the function of teaching is relegated to
12:24 ustreamer-33714 : JoAnn: knowing them meaningfully --
like my 16 year old that goes to the podcasts on physics and then
connecting to physic club and talking and learning for the love of it
12:24 LisaMLane : ? but is this type of learning what society
thinks it needs?
12:25 coarsesalt : yeah george... stop being so glib
12:25 coarsesalt : :)
12:25 andreasauwaerte : @LisaMLane: Request: Could it be the
type of Learning your Learners could develop best on creativity and
12:25 anitsirk : change can seldomly brought about
immediately. it will take time.
12:25 gsiemens : @coarsesalt he was talking about you
12:28 ender921 : society is a collective
12:28 LDinSTL : even within education, what constitutes
knowledge is HIGHLY contested
12:28 LisaMLane : the society that makes educational systems
12:28 LDinSTL : highly political
12:28 ender921 : there is no single answer
12:28 ggatin : @LDinSTL agree
12:28 andreasauwaerte : @ender921: rught.
12:28 LDinSTL : i.e. Dept. of Ed view vs NSF view of what is
learning and how you measure it--in USA
12:28 LisaMLane : @LDinSTL I don't think so either
12:29 LisaMLane : I did that, Dave -- in several
12:29 LDinSTL : big ideaological battle
12:29 ustreamer-26301 : the society that sees education as a
right and its needs
12:29 andreasauwaerte : @LisaMLane: Simple answer: It Should.
12:29 bee : the emphasis is being placed on developing people
who can cope with a rapidly changing world comes from the workplace
12:29 ustreamer-33714 : Jo Ann: mulittask if we can --
streams may come together
12:30 bee : oops...the emphasis that is being placed
12:30 LDinSTL : many conservatives totally reject the idea we
need to adapt to changing students
12:30 coarsesalt : @lisa sorry was doing 4 other things :)
12:30 ggatin : need to reevaluate the notion of teacher as
agent of social control
12:30 LisaMLane : @dave, got it, just was trying to answer
before we got too much further
12:31 ustreamer-94627 : Hi
12:31 LDinSTL : (not me--I reject their rejection--heheh)
12:31 Rodd_Lucier : School is best in the eyes of parents if
it is 'recognizable' or like the school they remember...
12:31 LisaMLane : but it's where everyone *thinks* the
12:31 andreasauwaerte : In Fact we are all society. Doesn't
knwo how it is @your cuntries. But sometimes i feel a little sad about
that educational politicians are just thinking about 1 or 2 years.
12:31 ustreamer-26301 : education is craved by those who
don't get it
12:31 ustreamer-33714 : Jo Ann: not me, and I'm a parent
12:31 ender921 : extreme thought experiment.... what if the
government had everyone do a DIY site for their own job (plumber,
etc.), as well as mark students trekking through their sites at will,
from home... no more schools, no more teachers...?
12:32 anitsirk : lol
12:32 LDinSTL : workforce development as a goal vs the value
of a liberal education--just one set of views that can lead to
divergent beliefs on "what is education"
12:33 anitsirk : @ender921 i think that many children will be
12:33 ustreamer-76748 : state-civil-market: school=state,
learning=civil, market=workforce edu
12:33 ustreamer-33714 : Jo Ann: Perhaps there needs to be
something to push against to find our way -- no need to throw out the
things that are working -- however change is.
12:33 anitsirk : @ender921 because not all parents support
them in their learning
12:33 coarsesalt : 'Palin on' booo....
12:33 LDinSTL : how do we know they are "working"--what
evidence do you accept--that's the whole point!
12:33 bee : I'd say proactive students instead of
reactive...people who are involved and engaged and not merely consuming
12:34 LisaMLane : we keep asking that question in different
ways, for weeks now
12:34 gsiemens : you could Stephen, you just didn't
12:34 ggatin : One of my favorite quotes The society that
scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity and
tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because philosophy is an exalted
activity, will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither
its pipes nor its theories will hold water."
12:35 LDinSTL : "people" -- define :-)
12:35 bee : there are so many different contexts...we cannot
advocate one single theory or approach...we cannot have one single
12:35 ender921 : @antisirk.. i think participation could be
imposed the same as it is today: accrediation... connective learning
will not fix bad parents or lazy students..
12:35 gsiemens : look at China Stephen
12:35 gsiemens : very traditional
12:35 LDinSTL : @bee -- agree
12:35 gsiemens : yes
12:35 ustreamer-33714 : Jo Ann: The learners could tell or
show us that they are working if we are open to how they tell or show
12:35 LisaMLane : that demographic and interest set
determines what happens
12:35 LDinSTL : focus on "Standards" may be part of the
12:35 ender921 : @antisirk do u mean the there must be a
place to send the children to?
12:36 ustreamer-61682 : Chinese education - much rote
learning - I ask students
12:36 LisaMLane : most people want their children to live
better than they do
12:36 bee : to have more possibilities of choice
12:36 bee : and freedom
12:36 ender921 : no
12:36 LisaMLane : basics: wood chopping, planting, weaponry,
12:36 andreasauwaerte : @LisaMLane: Thats right. But it is
hard tell the parents there is more to learn than math .
12:37 LDinSTL : "back to basics" is a conservative catch
phrase in USA
12:37 bee : I would do very poorly in survival
12:37 ggatin : basics= civil discourse
12:37 ustreamer-33714 : Jo Ann @Lisa -- I think the majority
of parents want to have their children have a better world, but I hear
from the youth that often they think that the world is in trouble and
how can they deal with their parents!!!
12:37 LisaMLane : @bee so would most of the people promoting
12:37 ustreamer-61682 : Stephen - who should/will determine
12:38 ender921 : @lisa do u think parents lack of support
stems from a kind of cynicism?
12:38 ender921 : from the parents?
12:38 gsiemens : we should ask the children of Chinese
parents what we should teach our children?
12:38 bee : how can an organization like OECD set criteria
for such diverse countries like Finland and Brazil for instance?
12:38 ender921 : @gs yikes!
12:38 LisaMLane : @ender no, it stems from what they think
their kids will need to do well
12:39 Rodd_Lucier : Parents would love to hear their children
be excited about learning... with daycare provided ; )
12:39 ustreamer-33714 : Jo Ann: perhaps teachers have to help
organize the old information and to help track new information along
with critical thinking on these areas.
12:39 Rodd_Lucier : they need not be even interested in the
12:39 LisaMLane : @Rodd interesting idea!
12:39 andreasauwaerte : @gsiemens: Chinese parents?
12:39 LisaMLane : let's get them excited and give them all As
and keep them in a safe place during working hours
12:39 ggatin : I suspect that Chinese parents would want the
same for its children as I want for my children. Don't teach them
stuff, teach them how to learn.
12:40 andreasauwaerte : Aren't there some more cultural
12:40 LisaMLane : @ggatin I disagree - I think only people
who possess metacognition want it for others
12:40 ustreamer-61682 : But who determines the options?
12:40 bee : Stephen and George, what is your opinion of the
12:40 coarsesalt : @ggatin no. probably not. teach them what
they need to get into the best university
12:40 ustreamer-33714 : Jo Ann:@Rodd-- yes the collective
could better support the parents with systems that help parents too.
12:40 Rodd_Lucier : Choice... Interesting idea, let kids
choose their teacher...
12:41 ggatin : @Lisa if they have been conditioned to believe
12:41 andreasauwaerte : @ggatin: Shouldn't we difference
between the content and what maybe chinese parents really want?
12:41 LisaMLane : @dave right, with the outcome high social
status and money
12:41 ender921 : @33714 the connective!
12:41 LisaMLane : educated Chinese parents? peasants?
corporate workers in Shanghai?
12:42 ender921 : teachers will teach learning (i.e. what Rodd
12:42 ustreamer-61682 : Habitus - Bourdieu tells us that
disadvantage is leanred throughgenerations - how to challenge that?
12:42 coarsesalt : @lisaM my experience... all of them
12:42 LDinSTL : "All you need is love...duh duh duh duh
12:42 LDinSTL : playing in my head
12:42 LisaMLane : @dave me too, want to change it through
subversive application of good idea
12:42 ustreamer-33714 : Jo Ann: then healthy empowerment as
learners can also be through generations -- hopeful
12:42 coarsesalt : :)
12:43 LisaMLane : objectionable becomes what most people
12:43 ggatin : who decides really objectionable stuff
12:44 LDinSTL : the concept of stating your "frame" in papers
in educational research was eye-opening to me
12:44 LisaMLane : why would there be a difference in having
such a group decide what's objectionable and having them decide what
students should learn?
12:44 ustreamer-33714 : Jo Ann: When my son was hosted by a
Chinese family -- at the J.H. Math Olymics -- the parents had to apply
to have him and take 6 months of courses in order to have him.
12:44 ustreamer-61682 : agree Lisa
12:44 bee : having proved you jumped the hoops successfully
12:45 LDinSTL : the idea that we will NOT agree and you need
to state your frame/assumptions before disscussing your work/conclusions
12:45 LisaMLane : @LDinSTL where can I read more on the
12:45 bee : not that you have learnt
12:45 ustreamer-49649 : ctscho: Maybe we need a "travelocity"
site for education choices with a recommender system
12:45 andreasauwaerte : Only step by step impo
12:45 Rodd_Lucier : Parents seem more interested in
playground equipment, hot lunch programs, and field trips than
curriculum expectations... I really think change can happen with what
we do, and teachers are the significant barrier...
12:45 andreasauwaerte : hi ctscho!
12:45 bee : it's the eternal debate between quantity and
12:46 ender921 : @rodd i agree, well said
12:46 LDinSTL : having been trained in chemistry and chemed,
the idea of conditional knowledge was NEVER introduced to us
12:46 ustreamer-49649 : ctscho @andreas Hallo
12:46 LisaMLane : THAT''S society
12:46 ggatin : educators as replicators
12:46 Rodd_Lucier : the idea of being a professional who is
interested and engaged in learning... that is a large target to try to
12:46 LDinSTL : I had to dig into philosophy to find out why
our belief in constructivism even evolved
12:46 ender921 : ideas you were discussing earlier implied
the disappearance of fixed curriculum
12:47 andreasauwaerte : @ender921! Yea! Thats right
12:47 Downes : I agree - fixed curriculum will disappear
12:47 bee : this is focused action...not necessarily learning
12:47 ustreamer-33714 : Jo Ann: Empower the educators from
within this connected network
12:47 LisaMLane : yes, and that's what we want to do
12:47 andreasauwaerte : Thinking all will go away from
knowledge to competences that will give access to knowledge.
12:47 ender921 : if fixed curriculum disappears, don't
schools go away?
12:47 LDinSTL : if you go to the AERA (American Educational
Research Association) meeting you find a whole range of
frameworks/assumptions about what education is, a ton of
12:47 Rodd_Lucier : Role of education needs to be seen for
all of society, not just students and/or teachers...
12:48 anitsirk : would that go into the direction of
homeschooling where the parents decide what they want to teac
12:48 ggatin : The prospect of the existing regime p**ing
away 700B may have motivated a renewed interest in democracy
12:48 LDinSTL : I had to let go of my idea that there is one
right solution--end of story--and that was uncomfortable
12:48 ustreamer-61682 : Summerhill was aschool without fixed
12:49 LisaMLane : thanks for the reality dose
12:49 ender921 : imo, "society" is a poor term in this
context, because it is represented by "a group of government officials"
12:49 andreasauwaerte : @ender921 Why they should? Schools -
or better the things happen in schools can be part on the personal
developping and tutoring progress.
12:49 LDinSTL : it all comes from our underlying assumptions
about how the world works, what we believe education is for,
what should be learned, and how we learn
12:49 ustreamer-33714 : Jo Ann: Distributed cost and benefits
12:49 LisaMLane : society is the funder so long as anyone is
in a classroom instead of out working
12:50 ustreamer-33714 : Jo Ann: The people spent it (most
12:50 ustreamer-61682 : parents already provide unpaid
12:50 LisaMLane : having children in class instead of helping
their family IS a cost
12:50 ender921 : about 50% came from online
12:50 LDinSTL : my frustration is that we don't start by
examining our beliefs--our own personal "theory of learning" and then
we end up talking past each other
12:50 LisaMLane : yes, the entire Democratic Party
12:50 Rodd_Lucier : Wonder how much funding he'd recieve in
light of today's financial realities...
12:50 ender921 : not sure how much were small
12:50 gsiemens : can you tell me?
12:50 ustreamer-33714 : Jo Ann: @Lisa great point
12:51 ender921 : @andreas because then schools would just be
12:51 Rodd_Lucier : I still need a few more weeks to wrap my
head around it ; )
12:51 andreasauwaerte : @enders921: No!!!!!!!!!
12:51 LisaMLane : if parents work in an environment where
kids cannot help, they need schools to babysit
12:52 Rodd_Lucier : 7%? How will you measure that?
12:52 LisaMLane : radical, Dave, radical
12:52 andreasauwaerte : @ender921: Scools have the chance to
give the arrangement to make the students world accessible to get them
on theyr own legs
12:52 ustreamer-33714 : Jo Ann: Today feels like the theory
of Learning in connectivism is working -- and it is energizing and
12:52 coarsesalt : @rodd EXACTLY 7%
12:52 ender921 : @andreas but they can get to it themselves!
12:52 LDinSTL : I read Summerhill back when it first came
out--can you tell? heheh
12:52 andreasauwaerte : Deepest words of education:
Emanzipation means reach somebody out from your own hand to the own
12:53 Rodd_Lucier : @coarsesalt I guess the question is what
are we measuring... the old paradigm of measuring learning? or
12:53 andreasauwaerte : @ender921: Think what you could halep
your students to get the best out of theyr possibilities.
12:53 ustreamer-61682 : Nancy White was good at listening
12:53 Rodd_Lucier : standardized tests vs qualitative data?
12:54 ustreamer-33714 : Jo Ann: better contacts means
enabling meaningful exchanges that are processed by people -- sounds
12:54 coarsesalt : @rodd hence the question... i just ask
irritating questions in an attempt to try and get S and G to talk about
things differently than they have elsewhere... sometimes it works...
sometimes i sound silly (sometimes both)
12:54 LisaMLane : @Rodd engagement leads to certain types of
learning, can leave other types behind
12:54 ustreamer-49649 : ctscho: @andreas and @ender Not so
much a classroom issue as the availablity of other adults and experts
12:54 coarsesalt : or niether
12:54 Rodd_Lucier : You're a great foil @coarsesalt
12:54 ustreamer-61682 : In Iceland school children work on
land in summer
12:54 ggatin : get people use to the idea that you don't have
to be in a "classroom" to be learning
12:54 Rodd_Lucier : agreed @LisaMLane
12:55 andreasauwaerte : @ender921: The most frustrationg
moment is: if they down't know what is inside themselve where should
they start digging into theyr knowledge.
12:55 Rodd_Lucier : @ggatin and that the classroom has
12:55 LisaMLane : objections to homeschooling set up the
parameters of the argument
12:55 ustreamer-61682 : Why not recognise the good that is
already done in classrooms? and build on that
12:56 LisaMLane : @61682 yes
12:56 andreasauwaerte : Thinking it is important to divide
between school as institution and ONE place of learning.
12:56 ustreamer-33714 : Jo Ann: Bring the Ustreams and
Youtubes into collective libraries -- to distribute more opportunity
within schools -- and outside schools
12:56 andreasauwaerte : @61682 Thats a very important point.
12:57 LDinSTL : @LisaMLane -- put this into google and take
your choice ;-) -- "frame" education learning theory --
12:57 LisaMLane : I've never known a kindergarten teaching
unwilling to experiment
12:57 vances : SOME of us are experimenting
12:57 ggatin : @61682 recognized but locus of control must
12:57 Rodd_Lucier : The idea that self-selected learning
topic is valuable can be realized by having educators pursue areas of
12:57 LisaMLane : failure is greatly undervalued in our
12:57 Downes : also - open the classroom to the community
12:57 Rodd_Lucier : rather than one-size fits all PD
12:57 ustreamer-33714 : JoAnn: I like what is happening in
some areas -- within schools -- but the flexibility and accessibility
and individuality mixed with networked students -- those qualities can
be promoted more
12:58 LisaMLane : @Rodd I've found it amazingly hard to get
faculty to do this
12:58 ustreamer-61682 : @Lisa it's Frances
12:58 Rodd_Lucier : I have some ideas about this @Lisa
12:58 Rodd_Lucier : More writing to follow...
12:58 LisaMLane : @61682 hi Frances!
12:58 LisaMLane : @Rodd I'm going to try a workshop called
Serious Play, to get them online
12:59 andreasauwaerte : @61682 Hi Frances.
12:59 bee : the world is not flat
12:59 LisaMLane : @Rodd blog post? email? I'd love to hear
12:59 ustreamer-61682 : hi andreas, lisa and all
12:59 ustreamer-33714 : Jo Ann: Motivational e-leaders might
help -- in many countries
12:59 Rodd_Lucier : @Lisa that sounds catchy!
12:59 andreasauwaerte : 400 years ago people saying the world
isn't flat have been burned.
12:59 Rodd_Lucier : More blogging...
12:59 ender921 : @andreas if u mean, u present all the
choices without fixed curriculum/evaluation (as implied by others),
then all student work is optional anyway, so the institutional school
becomes untenable (they wouldn't go anyway)
12:59 Rodd_Lucier : in more than 140 characters
12:59 LisaMLane : @andreas what? who thought the world was
01:00 ustreamer-61682 : @Lisa we (me Helen Keegan and Josie
Frser have done slam workdshops - will send url
01:00 LisaMLane : @Rodd thanks, that would be cool
01:00 LisaMLane : @Frances -- sounds good!
01:00 ustreamer-33714 : Jo Ann: Caring, distributing,
critically evaluation, changing, moving on
01:00 ender921 : @andreas the obligation to teach falls back
to the parents, quite literrally, becuase students won't have trust in
01:00 LisaMLane : but surely that's just CONTENT? lol ;-)
01:00 andreasauwaerte : @ender921: Thanx ythink you got the
point. But i think we schould end the thinking you can learn all in
advance. Thats what school must learn and don't lerarn in germany now.
01:01 bee : but the teacher should know how to connect to
01:01 vances : hopefully we've left that level of gov't behind
01:01 ustreamer-49649 : ctscho @Dave and we're so embarassed
01:01 LisaMLane : @ Dave you are way too rational
01:01 bee : and this is where all the media and networks can
01:01 Rodd_Lucier : We don't all have taps running on full to
fill those empty vessels...
01:01 ender921 : @SD do u think no fixed curriculum = no
institutionalized schools (i.e. a building)
01:02 ustreamer-33714 : Jo Ann: Curriculum models -- limited
-- plus is that learning necessarily
01:02 andreasauwaerte : @ender921: ??? Why? To be a teacher
has to be more than delivering content!
01:02 coarsesalt : i worry about all those educators who
became educators to get 3 months vacation
01:02 ustreamer-61682 : @Lisa tweeted those urls
01:02 LisaMLane : @Dave don't make me cry
01:02 gsiemens : @coarsesalt - how harsh
01:02 Rodd_Lucier : @coarsesalt I worry about educators who
loved school just the way it was when they went through
01:02 LisaMLane : @Frances thx!
01:02 andreasauwaerte : And you will have to be a
professional as an teacher. But in the knowledge that you won't be a
ble to know all your students will have the need to know in future.
01:02 ustreamer-33714 : Jo Ann: yes, there is a lot of change
-- and are we change agents?
01:02 ggatin : @coursesalt or those who were rejected by the
01:02 anitsirk : and dave's example also shows that experts
did not help in the case of palin either
01:03 ender921 : @andreas ok.. what's more? :)
01:03 coarsesalt :
01:03 LDinSTL : exactly :-)
01:03 LisaMLane : sometimes you must *make* them experiment
01:03 Rodd_Lucier : Well said @andrea!
01:04 ender921 : but with no fixed curriculum, what is a
01:04 coarsesalt : @gsiemens... but i think it's a critical
issue for the connectivist model
01:04 Rodd_Lucier : a class is simply a group...
01:04 ender921 : "ok students... learn!
01:04 LDinSTL : Apologies if you already have seen TIP -
- and also apologies for the "drive-by"
nature of my participation in CCK08--I follow so many communities (i.e.
Stephen/George for years)
01:04 ustreamer-61682 : Oh NO - not groups again!
01:05 andreasauwaerte : @ender921: what is has been before. a
horde of students!
01:05 ggatin : Thanks everybody!
01:05 vances : we get a lot done in 9 months
01:05 LisaMLane : is it June yet? :-)
01:05 coarsesalt : lol
01:05 ustreamer-61682 : don't generalise Dave!
01:05 LisaMLane : I liked my educational experience; that
doesn't mean it's right for everyone
01:05 coarsesalt : it's not a generalization... there are
teachers like this
01:05 ender921 : @andreas yes, but you have no fixed way to
measure them and you know it!! so why should they trust you or learn
01:05 coarsesalt : not a majority. but they exist.
01:05 Rodd_Lucier : Great discussion today...
01:06 ustreamer-61682 : but not all
01:06 coarsesalt : no. i'm a teacher. i hated school. and i
don't get the vacation
01:06 LDinSTL : Palin grrrrrrrr
01:06 coarsesalt : palin palin plain
01:06 coarsesalt : palin
01:06 ustreamer-33714 : Jo Ann: Perhaps if they worked
effectively and with support -- the "three month" teachers -- won't be
so burned out by the 9 months. Integrated Professional Development on
e-learning and e-teaching.
01:06 LDinSTL : Plain
01:06 LisaMLane : exactly, there is a social expectation of
what folks should know
01:07 ender921 : flattening of roles...
01:07 vances : geography USED to be
01:07 LDinSTL : ok--driving off--come to twitter:
ldinstl_chimera if you want -- bye all!
01:07 ustreamer-33714 : Jo Ann: are we learning smart?
01:07 andreasauwaerte : @ender921: disagreee. Lets change the
point of view. Think you cant change from know to to morrow. my way
would be instead of replacing take a look how we quickly could enrich
and then you are open to my very important view: Finding ways besie
your traditional assesments to value the students work.
01:07 ender921 : don't go north!
01:08 LisaMLane : @andrea enrich, good word
01:08 ustreamer-33714 : Jo Ann: Bye now @LDinSTL
01:08 LisaMLane : they said that about Japan
01:08 LisaMLane : c. 1975
01:08 anitsirk : the geography issue is age old. when i was
an exchange student at us high school, i was asked some pretty strange
questions by a 10th grader. sad to see that a politician wanting to be
involved in international affairs doesn't know better.
01:08 ustreamer-33714 : Jo Ann: Enrich-- is important --
01:08 bee : all depends on the age of the learners
01:09 gsiemens : thanks all!
01:09 LisaMLane : thanks, Dave!
01:09 gsiemens : Dave, Jeff - appreciate your moderation/help
01:09 ender921 : @andreas.. i've thought about that a great
deal.. it is a very tricky problem.. there are solutions that do not
require an individual as evaluator
01:09 Downes : Thanks everyone
01:09 ustreamer-33714 : Jo Ann: Thanks everyone -- both voice
01:09 ustreamer-61682 : Why not just have a chat?
01:09 LisaMLane : just imagine if we were all on microphone!
01:09 anitsirk : thanks to all of you.
01:09 ustreamer-41546 : Tanks for your
01:09 ender921 : thx as always guys
01:09 bee : Thank you George, Stephen, jeff and Dave
01:09 andreasauwaerte : You are great! Thanx!
01:10 ustreamer-33714 : JoAnn: Cheers
01:10 Rodd_Lucier : Lots of engaging conversation
01:10 suewolff : very stimulating, thanks!
01:10 vances : thanks Jeff thanks Dave
01:10 ender921 : week 9 already *sigh* i'm so lazy
01:10 LisaMLane : @Rodd, I'll be getting to your blog later
on -- stuff to read and respond -- bye
01:10 LDinSTL : So should I come back? I feel like I was
interrupting rather than contributing.
01:10 andreasauwaerte : @ender921: Thats right and i know
educators who could'nt replaced remotly! And everybody would miss them!
01:10 anitsirk : @lisa. the network would break down with
more talkers. ;-)
01:11 LDinSTL : No comment = don't come back lol
01:11 andreasauwaerte : @bye LD
01:11 anitsirk : have a nice evening. i'm off to posting the
recording. need my bandwidth for that.
01:12 ender921 : @andreas i have no problem with
inspirational teachers, i just think that keeping them paid in a
building is economically untenable given diversification of student
01:13 ender921 : @andreas i think people like that would just
be individual teacher-professionals rather than part of an instituion
01:13 andreasauwaerte : @ender921: getting allergic by
economics and education #sorry.
01:13 ender921 : @andreas i just like thinking about the
future, so i try an see all the bits :)
01:13 ustreamer-61682 : @ender921 - attractive job for
01:14 andreasauwaerte : @ender921: But n teaching
organisations you could also create so many networking effects on the
short ways which don't appear in the statistics!
01:15 andreasauwaerte : @ender and i don't know where are you
from but in germany there are a lot of things differing and differing.
01:15 ustreamer-61682 : @andreas - already there - classes
working across borders
01:15 ender921 : @61682 digital justice is a whole other
problem.. mebbe u're a pedophile.. ;)
01:15 ustreamer-61682 : exactly!
01:15 andreasauwaerte : @61682 durff?
01:16 ustreamer-61682 : Frances Bell
01:16 andreasauwaerte : Sorry! Classes working across borders
is the nicest word ive heard!
01:16 ustreamer-61682 : thx andreas
01:17 andreasauwaerte : A colleque of us is looking for a
blog partner for theyr 7Th grader. Just for commenting! I skyped my
01:17 andreasauwaerte : No one out there!
01:18 ustreamer-61682 : My contacts are too old andreas
01:18 ender921 : @andreas if u acknowledge the death of
national geography, then why not local geography? a natual extention of
"classes-across-borders" is "classes-across-homes"
01:18 andreasauwaerte : @ender921: We had a talk from one
apple person talking about podcasting.
01:19 ustreamer-61682 : Rob Kitchin wrote great book on geog
of Cyberspace - in 1998!
01:19 andreasauwaerte : @ender921 and he described how to
shift thoughts from institutions to all directions could go.
01:20 andreasauwaerte : @ender921 He forgot one thing: You
could reach the childrens parents!
01:20 ustreamer-61682 : globalisation creates borders within
cities, globally connected gated communities, unconnected poor outside
01:20 ender921 : @andreas right, exactly.. so we're back to
the evaluation/accrediation problem.. and that, of course, leads to the
01:20 andreasauwaerte : in my former institution we had a
project aiming exactly what you are telling about: I gave the title:
"Bridging the world to the classroom"
01:21 ender921 : @61682 that is going to change.. info
technologies are moving into poorer and poorer nations, and growing
faster there than anywhere else
01:21 andreasauwaerte : @ender921: Waht do you meant by the
course to the power problem?
01:22 ustreamer-61682 : and inequity will persist
01:22 ender921 : @andreas teacher = evaluator = expert = power
01:22 andreasauwaerte : K - and teacher is the one who just
can act and react in the borders of his rules he was given!
01:23 ender921 : @61682 i think/hope that inequity of
_opportunity_ will begin to level off...
01:23 andreasauwaerte : but if he is allowed he is also
enabled to learn. from the students! But keep the power.
01:24 andreasauwaerte : Im so a lucky man that i am enabled
to teach on my way podcasting to future teachers! ;-)
01:24 ustreamer-61682 : @ender Why?
01:25 ustreamer-61682 : Supper time in UK - off to have Thai
curry and South African wine mmmmmm!
01:26 ustreamer-61682 : bye!
01:26 ender921 : @61682 becuase as ICT's (infotech) spread
into poorer and poorer nations, they will have access to effectively
all human knowledge
01:26 andreasauwaerte : bye! Until next time and you must
tell me about your concerns about connectivism! ;-)
01:26 ender921 : the only thing they need to make money
01:26 ender921 : bye guys, thx for the chats
01:27 andreasauwaerte : three two one gone!!