Learning and Innovation

There’s a lot going on.

Educators seem overloaded with initiatives and expectations. Students appear weighed down by assessment and intervention. The profession is under attack by a swathe of politicians and their ‘bright’ ideas. Bad press outweighs good. It can feel like there is too much to do and not enough time to do it in, so I asked myself: how can I improve?

Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is indeed ‘madness’ but rarely, in education, is there an opportunity to make sweeping changes. However, a device has transformed the way I work and made possible a number of things I wish I had the courage to alter years ago.

Now, before you think this is just an advert for an iPad, I must add that I am merely writing about my experience to illustrate how I have been able to change…

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  1. Jim Wheeler

    Reading about using these electronic tools reminded me of why the formal education establishment is not threatened by the availability of free information on the internet. For most students, social interaction and feedback with their instructors and other students is essential to their motivation to learn. Seen in that context it is easy for me to understand the power of these new tools.

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