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Everyday Utopias
Everyday Utopias are two video documentations from The Wonder of Learning: Hundred Languages of Children exhibition, They describe a day in an infant-toddler center and a day in a preschool, the everyday-ness of being together, a special care for the environment, and the idea that the infant-toddler center and preschools are places in which culture is created.
learning  education  reggioemilia  thirdteacher  teaching  schools  documentary  tcsnmy 
may 2012 by robertogreco
The Seven Spaces of Technology in School Environments on Vimeo
"Matt Locke originally came up with the concept of the Six Spaces of technology (​2007/​08/​10/​six-spaces-of-social-media/ ​). I added a seventh earlier this year, Data Spaces, and have played around with how education could harness these spaces, and the various transgressions between them, for learning.

This short presentation tackles the potential of adjusting our physical school environments to harness technology even better. What happens when we map technological spaces to physical ones?

You can see more of the detail behind these thoughts over on the blog:​edublogs/​2010/​10/​-cefpi-clicks-bricks-when-digital-learning-and-space-met.html "

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ewanmcintosh  2010  classroom  classroomdesign  gevertulley  tinkering  tinkeringschool  teaching  pedagogy  adaptability  digital  physical  learning  unschooling  deschooling  fidgeting  privatespaces  groupspaces  dataspaces  technology  fujikindergarten  mattlocke  blogging  flickr  blogs  watchingspaces  participatory  participationspaces  thirdteacher  performingspaces  space  publishing  twitter  stephenheppell  design  place  lcproject  classideas  tcsnmy  reggioemilia  classrooms  from delicious
july 2011 by robertogreco
Speculative Diction: Places of Learning
"While we can’t necessarily change the buildings we’re in, we can be sensitive to their use, to our adaptation to the context provided. And we can ask ourselves questions. What would the building look like if we began by asking how people learn? How do people meet each other and form learning relationships? If you could design your own workspace, your own learning space, what would it look like and why? This need not involve a major reconstruction project. If the university had taken these things into account before renovating our program space, the same amount could have been spent and things might have looked, and felt, very different."
howwelearn  education  highereducation  highered  meloniefullick  place  flow  serendipity  exchange  conversation  schooldesign  learningplaces  learningspaces  architecture  thirdteacher  context  learning  informallearning  informal  engagement  reggioemilia  tcsnmy  from delicious
march 2011 by robertogreco
Trung Le speaks at TEDxReset | The Third Teacher
On February 10th, Le had the opportunity to speak at TEDxReset in Istanbul, Turkey. The TEDx event assembles an enthusiastic crowd of free minds interested in "resetting" the Turkish reality and asks "What if?" Le was one of two American speakers and segues into his talk referencing a Ken Robinson clip shown beforehand. You can now watch his talk on Vimeo and below you will find his presentation as well as photos of his talk."
trungle  thirdteacher  schooldesign  learning  education  tcsnmy  studioclassroom  cv  teaching  schools  unschooling  design  deschooling  iteration  architecture  pedagogy  reggioemilia  from delicious
february 2011 by robertogreco
Reggio Emilia: An innovative approach to early childhood education
"If the Reggio environment plays an important role as ‘3rd teacher’, the 1st teacher (parent) and 2nd (classroom teacher) are even more important. Parents are involved in school decision-making, kept thoroughly up-to-date on child’s progress, & depended on for info about their child’s home experience…Teachers always teach in teams of 2, collaboration being considered tantamount to strength. 6 non-contact hours weekly support the teachers’ demanding tasks of documentation, project guidance, & liasing w/ other staff & parents…children could be named the ‘4th teacher’ –if not the first—in the Reggio programme, for they are valued as ‘teachers’ in their own right, to be learned from, listened to, & respected. Children are seen as being born complete w/ the ability to discover the world they have entered. The teacher’s role is never one of superiority or dominance, but of listening & guidance. Strong bonds form btwn teachers & children, who stay together through a 3-year span."
reggioemilia  teaching  looping  learning  lcproject  tcsnmy  schools  pedagogy  education  parenting  thirdteacher  environment  schooldesign  from delicious
december 2010 by robertogreco
SpeEdChange: The Third Technology
"I began my week in Virginia talking about "Colonialism in Education." The idea that we must not insist that the only way for children to succeed is to become clones of the educational policy makers. & I ended the week talking mostly about architecture & ecological systems & environments. Because this "third technology" - that environment - enframes both what we - adults in school - do, & what students see & imagine. If a class has desks in rows, only a few things can happen. If a class has a variety of spaces, many more things can. If classrooms have open views of the school & outside, learning is seen in a continuum, if a classroom has paper covering the door window & drawn blinds - we are telling children that learning starts & stops in a defined space. & if kids are comfortable they will imagine, dream, & investigate. & if they are not, they will resist & shut down."
irasocol  schooldesign  environmentaldesign  design  schools  learning  lcproject  tcsnmy  architecture  thirdteacher  reggioemilia  from delicious
november 2010 by robertogreco
Redesigning Education: Building Schools for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math | Co.
"Now is the time to reflect on the reasons for students' disengagement from science and technology subjects. We need to treat STEM as a pedagogical approach and design an environment to support this new way of teaching. Brian Greene, a best-selling author and theoretical physicist best known for his work in string theory, talks passionately about how we have educated the curiosity out of the math and sciences. Greene says that we have paralyzed our children with the fear of being wrong. Risk-taking and making mistakes are critical to the scientific process. This fear of being wrong has resulted in disengagement from science and mathematics: learning science and math is a drag! He makes a convincing assessment of the problems with our current science education system and stops just short of demanding a new pedagogy to bring excitement and relevance back to the learning of science and math."

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trungle  stem  science  education  math  mathematics  learning  schools  teaching  exploration  experientiallearning  handsonlearning  inquiry  tcsnmy  thirdteacher  inquiry-basedlearning  briangreene  reggioemilia 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Redesigning Education: Designing Schools in a Spiky World | Co.
"We need to build new environments that support experiential, creative & individualized learning. School of One...exemplifies this personalized approach to learning. Via tech-based platforms, students are given personalized lists of learning objectives, which allows all learners to achieve their daily learning objectives at their own pace. Better yet, the school supports students’ multiple intelligences thanks to a diversity of teaching strategies, which include virtual tutoring & video game-based learning."

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trungle  education  schooldesign  tcsnmy  learning  children  teaching  schools  lcproject  schoolofone  tinkering  tinkeringschool  gevertulley  exploration  handson  experientiallearning  thirdteacher  reggioemilia 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Redesigning Education: Why Can't We Be in Kindergarten for Life? | Co.
"The kindergarten classroom is the design studio. All of the learning activities that take place freakishly similar to the everyday environment of my design studio in the "real world." In an architectural design studio, we work as an interdisciplinary global team to solve the complex problems of the built environment in a variety of different cultural contexts. We do this most effectively through storytelling--sharing personal experiences--w/ support of digital media & tools. A variety of activities--reflective & collaborative, right-brain & left-brain--happen simultaneously in an open environment. Like the design studio, the kindergarten environment places human interaction above all else."

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july 2010 by robertogreco
June 21, 2010 – Comments on The Third Teacher from David Greenspan, Architect | The 3rd Teacher
"You get an order from the school board that says, 'We have a great idea. We should not put windows in the school, because the children need wall space for their paintings, and also windows can distract from the teacher.' Now, what teacher deserves that much attention? I'd like to know. Because after all, the bird outside, the person scurrying for shelter in the rain, the leaves falling from the tree, the clouds passing by, the sun penetrating: these are all great things. They are lessons in themselves. Windows are essential to the school. You are made from light, and therefore you must live with the sense that light is important. Such a direction from the school board telling you what life is all about must be resisted. Without light there is no architecture."
louiskahn  schools  schooldesign  commonsense  windows  schooling  unschooling  deschooling  teaching  light  observation  experience  thirdteacher  reggioemilia  tcsnmy 
june 2010 by robertogreco
Redesigning Education: Why Can't We Be in Kindergarten for Life? | Fast Company
"The learner-centered paradigm should extend beyond the kindergarten classroom. Unfortunately, most educational institutions follow a model that creates an impersonal environment where adults, teaching, and authority are at the center. The studio-like environment of the kindergarten classroom succumbs to a rigid structure of disconnected subject-based classrooms and curricula. Naturally, the physical environment parallels this transition, moving from an open, multi-zone learning environment to a prototypical, teacher-centric mode of direct instruction. The collaborative student-teacher team and its dynamic atmosphere are replaced with the "sage-on-the-stage," front-teaching wall model."
tcsnmy  learning  schools  schooling  lcproject  classroomasstudio  teaching  kindergarten  lifelongkindergarten  creativity  collaboration  classrooms  mit  education  design  student-centered  sageonthestage  thirdteacher  unschooling  deschooling  reggioemilia  classroom 
may 2010 by robertogreco
March 8, 2010 - Dharavi District Redevelopment: A Symbol of the Future and a Celebration of Cultural Heritage | The 3rd Teacher
"Education across the globe is transforming from a pedagogy that trains children to be information receptors to a pedagogy that trains future generations to be knowledge seekers. An environment that supports “multiple intelligences” is imperative—it must provide a diversity of teaching and learning spaces to support a wide range of learners. Flow and agility will be intrinsic in these spaces so that the knowledge sharing and relationship between teacher and learner is constantly enhanced."
education  schools  schooldesign  pedagogy  learning  lcproject  design  thirdteacher  india  mumbai  dharavi  reggioemilia  tcsnmy 
march 2010 by robertogreco
December 18, 2009 – We Are The People We've Been Waiting For | The 3rd Teacher
"Edge is an independent education foundation, based in the UK, which is dedicated to raising the stature of practical and vocational learning to match the emphasis currently placed on traditional academic training. Edge recently produced a documentary titled ‘We Are The People We’ve Been Waiting For.’ The film explores the role of education in equipping our children with the tools they need to face the challenges of our rapidly changing world. The Third Teacher contributor, Ken Robinson, is featured in the film. Here is a short yet powerful trailer:" [more: AND AND ]
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december 2009 by robertogreco

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