Billed as the biggest educational technology conference in Australia, I note with interest as I sum up the big ideas from EduTECH, that they are not about the technology.
These were some of the messages from the likes of Dan Pink, Stephen Heppell, Ewan McIntosh, Alan November, Stephen Harris , Andrew Churches and Sir Ken Robinson. I‘ll keep it brief, with links to other posts that elaborate. You can apply the big ideas to all kinds of learners, teachers and students alike..
Enable choice. Foster independence. Encourage responsibility.
Learn together. Grow ideas. Build community.
Experiment. Play. Make something.
4. Problem solving/finding
Think differently. Find solutions. Seek new problems.
Ask questions. Notice. Wonder.
One size does not fit all. Differentiate. Personalize learning.
Rethink school. Create new spaces. Unlearn.
Make it real. Solve real life problems. Create for an authentic audience.
Build a PLN. Flatten classroom walls. Participate.
Do one new thing. Influence someone else. Shift the sand, one ‘teaspoon’ at a time…