This week we were asked to read this text, I thought it was very interesting a worth doing a summary for. By summarizing it in my blog I will be able to remember it for future use!
The following are some notes from the Decoding Learning Report that I found to be useful:
Learning From Experts
- Tutorial – dialogue between learners and teachers. Bloom suggested that one-to-one teaching is the most effective way to learn.
- Exposition – the structure and presentation of learning material.
- Learners may require the support of their educators to interpret such ideas and convert such information into knowledge.
Learning From Others
- Collaborative dimension – tools which help learners develop mutual understanding.
- Networked dimension – tools that help learners interact.
- Participative dimension – tools that helps learners to develop a strong community of knowledge.
- Performative dimension – tools that allow the outcomes of collaborative learning to be shared with others.
Learning Through Making
- Learners must construct their own understandings: they must create something they can share with others.
- ICTs can bring constructionism ALIVE.
Learning Through Exploring
- Learning are given freedom to act: they need to regulate their own actions.
- ICTs can provide new and engaging ways to explore information.
Learning Through Inquiry
- Learning through inquiry includes learning with simulation, case-based learning, problem-focused learning and scripted inquiry.
- Inquiry based learning is seen as one way of enabling learners to think critically and participate in evidence-based debates.
- Enthusiasm for tech-supported inquiry is high.
Learning Through Practicing
- By practicing their skills, learning are able to build solid foundation of knowledge that can be used within other contexts.
- Games are often used as a method of encouraging learners to practice.
Learning From Assessment
- Includes – combining data, captured through a variety of digital tools, with learning analytics appear to offer great promise for assessment. As well as, using social networks and read-write technologies that can facilitate peer, collaborative and self-guided learning.
Learning In And Across Settings
- Context of learning – determines the quality of learning.
- ICTs can assist learners to apply and transfer learning from one setting to another. An example of this is – a lesson in the classroom room, to petting the dog at home.