May 8, 2016

Mindlab Session 8 - evloving education

‘The five whys’ is a technique from the Toyota Production System in the 1950s. “by repeating why five times, the nature of the problem as well as its solution becomes clear.”
Taiichi, O. (1988). Toyota production system: beyond large-scale production. Portland, Or: Productivity Press.

TED TALK - Ramsey
1. CUROSITY comes first - little people always ask 'why?'because it develops their curiosity - they don't just take things on face value, asking questions is how they learn new stuff. We think we should definitely be fostering curiosity at a young age to ensure they become life long learners. Curiosity builds 21st C skills and key competencies
2. Embrace the MESS - some of our best learning comes from the messy stuff, provides opportunities for uninterrupted learning, relative to time/situation/place, but we should all learn to let go a little bit more and be a bit more relaxed with 'mess
3. Practice REFLECTION - real learning is solidified when we allow time for adequate reflection, when we question what we did and why we did it.

We think this is a cool way of thinking about how we should be teaching and learning, its about exciting our learners to want to learn.

Scary reading the Principals letter - we have all worked for principals like that - the authoritarian kind. 
We all decided we would include lots of advice on PD options for staff, start small with some classes to work out the kinks, team up experts with novices, consult the community first, leave plenty of time to implement

Mind-mapping and brainstorming software:

Mindomo [ipad app]

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