Speculative Design

On Speculative Design in Education

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For the last decade, I’ve been involved in creating new directions for education and for the last 4-5 years, I have been using forms of speculative design (called design fiction, often) to start conversations and inspire direct action in educational change. Speculative design is one phase of creating new directions in education and an important one. Suspending disbelief that new …

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Guest Post: EdTech journey of a teacher (contd

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This is the second part Steven’s exciting journey 6. Cultivate Growth Mindset Change is one of the hardest thing in the world. Not everyone like changes. But as long as you have a growth mindset, you will always want to learn, unlearn, and relearn from reflection of your experiences. Integrating technologies in schools require that mindset as you will not only …

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Guest Post: EdTech journey of a teacher

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I’m always excited to meet educators who share the same passion as me – those who love playing and working with the full power of technology! I am always keen to learn & share my journey as teacher.  Here are the 10 takeaways from my EdTech journey. 1. Grow your Passion I remember when I graduated from Pelita Harapan University 6 years ago …

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The Mission of Libraries (should you choose to accept it)

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Friday March 18, 2016. Day Two of Library Leadership in a Digital Age, Harvard Graduate School of Education. Approximately forty students take their seats in anticipation of the post-lunch lecture. Enter, Dr Howard Gardner. FYI that is Taylor Swift (not Dr Gardner). But for storytelling purposes it is very important you understand my internal reaction as one of the most …

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Why should children learn to code?

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An article on Edvocate from Matthew Lynch talks about the next big thing in education – Coding! While coding today is trending and a sought after skill do all children need to code? Introducing coding at school has had the nod from many school administrators. Today schools, teachers and parents all over the globe are keen to teach children to code. While programmes …

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Thinking of flipping your class?

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As with any new fad or trend, there are plenty of people trying to use the flipped learning model to jump on the bandwagon without really understanding how to do it. So once you’ve decided to flip your classroom… … for a unit, a semester, or for good. Or maybe you’re considering it. In any case, what do you do with …

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Demonstrating Leadership in the Classroom

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The notion of teacher leadership is not new, but it certainly has transformed in the recent times. In the past, teacher leadership roles have had limited scope and established at the prerogative of the administrators. In these roles teachers have often served as representatives rather than leaders. Today this has changed. Leadership roles are promising real opportunities for teachers to impact change without …

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Finding the right balance in inquiry based learning

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Should I teach content or turn students loose to figure out things on their own? This question is at the heart of the debate over teacher preparation for inquiry based learning. Knowing when to teach directly, or allow for problem solving, is a high art. But that is what inquiry-based education demands. Inquiry based learning can invigorate teaching and motivate …

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Education marketing: Life truths from “Inbound”

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The Internet is the greatest equaliser. We see startups challenging Goliaths, age-old content gatekeepers running out of business. The world that we knew 5 years ago has changed. In the ‘new normal’, consumers do not need us anymore. The paradigm of ‘marketing’ has flipped on its head from being interruption based to permission based. What does this imply for brand …