I think this is a great follow up to our conversations on Personalized Professional Learning today.

I think this is a great follow up to our conversations on Personalized Professional Learning today. I wonder what folks would say about “enforcing personalization.”

http://youtu.be/LBSXzFdvWmA//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/platform.js

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  1. This YouTube supports the statement made in the hangout today about “chasing your curiosity” and the statement by Christopher regarding mandatory learning. In the YouTube, the issue is how do you take the blinders off teachers and administrators so they move from a mandatory Professional Development situation to a personal learning quest. First the instructor has to generate curiosity to inquire and second the learner has to be able to follow their curiosity, not be directed down a yellow brick road they don’t want to follow. Thus even for adults there has to be a hook. Once the hook is set the instructor has to be prepared with material, time, and support to create a journey which ends with learning. Now the problem isn’t learning so much as learning what you want them to know. And maybe, at times, the hook is what is best for the job. 

    P.S. If a student is rewarded for their curiosity and inquiry, maybe instructors won’t have to work so hard on the hook — the student will become a successful life long learner.

  2. This YouTube supports the statement made in the hangout today about “chasing your curiosity” and the statement by Christopher regarding mandatory learning. In the YouTube, the issue is how do you take the blinders off teachers and administrators so they move from a mandatory Professional Development situation to a personal learning quest. First the instructor has to generate curiosity to inquire and second the learner has to be able to follow their curiosity, not be directed down a yellow brick road they don’t want to follow. Thus even for adults there has to be a hook. Once the hook is set the instructor has to be prepared with material, time, and support to create a journey which ends with learning. Now the problem isn’t learning so much as learning what you want them to know. And maybe, at times, the hook is what is best for the job. 

    P.S. If a student is rewarded for their curiosity and inquiry, maybe instructors won’t have to work so hard on the hook — the student will become a successful life long learner.

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