Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Educon 2.0

I like the sound of their principles for 21st Century Education...

The Axioms

Guiding Principles of EduCon 2.0:
1) Our schools must be inquiry-driven, thoughtful and empowering for all members
2) Our schools must be about co-creating -- together with our students -- the 21st Century Citizen
3) Technology must serve pedagogy, not the other way around.
4) Technology must enable students to research, create, communicate and collaborate
5) Learning can -- and must -- be networked.

13 comments:

Mr Baker said...

Hey Mr Woody, thanks for the comment on our Blog. Yes we thought we better get our own name so we have changed it.

We would love to hook up and do a project together. We love ICT and think it is the future of learning. Currently we are playing around with Wikis, Skype and podcasting. I will drop you a line next year and see if you are keen on a project.

Thanks again, your Blog was the inspiration for us to start our own.

Nei-Nei Neina-Marie said...

HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPPPPP MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
Have you changed schools Mr woody? Whats the problem? Why is everyone so... different? Why are there other people commenting?
ARGH!
(PS, why are the word verifications so easy now???)

Dreamhuntres said...

I love the Guiding Principle things. And neina remember to learn inner peace, breath in and breath out, breath in and breath out.

HamilTRON said...

I think everybody has the right to have their education ICT intergrated,mainstream, GATE whatever.
P.S Do you know the Cathedral that is being built by Marion School. It was a 4 million dollar Cathedral built for Services, Religious Bookshop and many more things. It is called Blessed Virgin Mary.

HamilTRON

HamilTRON said...

BTW I heard on One Weather that the outlook for this summer is, Sun, Sun, SUN!!!. Above average tempratures and Average rainfall. Get out there!

HamilTRON

gnome said...

I agree with you hamiltron everybody should have a chance to use I.C.T. not only gifted children because if we don't teach them important things like I.C.T. then who will?

HamilTRON said...

Adding to gnome's comment. I think that if they don't learn ICT skills now they will not have the knowledge later on down the track. Knowing that we are growing up and being influenced by a ICT sabby 21st century.

HamilTRON

HamilTRON said...

Just a question. Do you think that we humans will rely more on ICT then our minds (Knowledge)??? I mean for like research and basic things.

HamilTRON

rosiegal said...

Wow... neina... slow down, your confusing me about you being confused!!
Those principles sound excactly like the things we should, and are doing in room 5.

Radioactive5ian said...

hamiltron the catherdral on grey st was already there it just had a huge make over. i see it almost evry day. i think that every one needs acsess to ict intergration tools, but i still think people shold rely on their brains more than computers!

Roo said...

Mr Woody,
Are you sure you didn't write this?
It sounds so much like something like what you would say.

HamilTRON said...

Radioactive5ian I mean the one next to Marion School

HamilTRON

MrWoody said...

Tron and Radioactive - you can't use computers or ICT or the internet effectively without using your brains - that's the point
:-)
thanks for commenting