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Self-Study smiles…

Is it possible to do a self-study and actually enjoy the process? I think it may be.

Tonight during the ISTE SIGVE leadership office hours, the discussion of the self- study included talk of  Papert’s “hard fun“, fiero ( the feeling you get when you overcome a challenge) and why we as educators all stayed in Second Life despite it being hard.

We also just started the discussion on what criteria we would to look at. If you would like to comment or collaborate the self-study design document is open for both until May 8th.

So should we go with the obvious – ISTE NETS or maybe include computational learning?

Or should we pull from the new skills for a participatory culture?

Play — the capacity to experiment with one’s surroundings as a form of problem-solving
Performance — the ability to adopt alternative identities for the purpose of improvisation and discovery
Simulation — the ability to interpret and construct dynamic models of real-world processes
Appropriation — the ability to meaningfully sample and remix media content
Multitasking — the ability to scan one’s environment and shift focus as needed to salient details.
Distributed Cognition — the ability to interact meaningfully with tools that expand mental capacities
Collective Intelligence — the ability to pool knowledge and compare notes with others toward a common goal
Judgment — the ability to evaluate the reliability and credibility of different information sources
Transmedia Navigation — the ability to follow the flow of stories and information across multiple modalities
Networking — the ability to search for, synthesize, and disseminate information
Negotiation — the ability to travel across diverse communities, discerning and respecting multiple perspectives, and grasping and following alternative norms.


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