“If people don’t really learn how to learn and how to engage, and how to be flexible and adaptive, how to find communities and have ideas about things that they want to do now, we’re just really in trouble”
Professor Katie Salen
The speakers in this video challenge educators to change their core question from what are the goals, content, material we want to cover as teachers to what is the learning experience we want the student to have. With this question, teachers need to pay attention to the student and start designing learning around creating a powerful need to know so we can assist students to become curious, engaged citizens.
‘Connected learning: The Experience of Education Reimagined’ is worth taking time to listen to it.
To really understand what connected learning is, teachers need to become connected educators. If you want to know more about becoming a connected educator, read Edutopia’s Ten Tips for Becoming a Connected Educator