Where in the past text books provided the guideline for a teacher driven learning path, we now see that ICT’s enable us to create digital learning materials and enable personalized learning paths. Thousands of educators globally create new digital resources that are available web based 24/7.
Still, while using a high level of ICT’s these digital learning resources are being used as substitution for text books in mostly traditional learning methods. The teacher still sets the lesson plan and steers the learning. In the Expedition Corlaer, students from the Corlaer Collage in Nijkerk, Holland, take a far higher level of ownership of learning. Educational Expedition teams of 15 students and a teacher/coach, design and create unique ‘learning expeditions’.
The Green Team (with Mrs. Rosa Nieuwerth as coach) has set the Tantamar wetlands near Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada as their expedition goal.
For the next two school years ahead the Corlaer students will connect via ICT’s with many fellow students abroad to explore and learn as much as possible on wetlands. The team will be participating as ‘experts on a distance’ in the 2009 GTP Learning Circle Water and Wetlands.
Traditional text books will no longer fit this way of international collaborative learning….
So what will happen if:
- Students take a higher level ownership of creating (part of) their learning resources?
- Learning objects are created to become shareable and reusable for later generations of learners?
- The role of the teacher changes into a coach in learning?
- Students create their reusable learning resources?
- And which tools will they use, where to store and label their content and how to find their learning objects in educational repositories?
Intriguing questions that are the ingredients for a dynamic workshop; students from the Expedition Corlaer are present to share their plans and approaches with you!
While using the Contentcorner (see day 1 11:50 – 12:30) as content creation tool, we will explore together with Anita Townsend (see day 1. 13:30 – 14:30) what needs to be done to successfully create parts of a curriculum 2.0. You’re most welcome to join both sessions and experience ‘hands-on learning 2.0’ as an active participant!