nicholaspringle

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3 reasons to write every day (except weekends)

1. Reflection is the number one way to construct meaning

  • You can free your mind from the clutter
  • You will understand the problems better
  • You can differentiate between urgent and important

2. Emphasise that you are part of a community

  • Don’t keep your ideas to yourself (good or bad)
  • You will grow your network
  • You will learn from others as they will learn from you

3. Create trust

  • Trust is something that you need to earn
  • By being open and reliable, people will trust you
  • You will be able to trust yourself and be confident

“If a man empties his purse into his head no man can take it from him. An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

– Benjamin Franklin

Edinburgh from the top of Arthur’s Seat. So much #history in this city.

Edinburgh from the top of Arthur’s Seat. So much #history in this city.

What the flipped classroom means to me.

Knowledge can be gained anywhere, anytime.

Active and deep learning can be done done in the classroom. A controlled environment with peers and teachers.

Throw in good technology and then you really have a winner.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

– Nelson Mandela

The sun is shining in the UK for the first time in a long time. #britishweather

The sun is shining in the UK for the first time in a long time. #britishweather

Vygotsky and Piaget in a world of online learning

No two people have had a greater impact on educational studies than Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky. Both were born in 1896. Piaget was born in Switzerland and Vygotsky was born in Belarus. Vygotsky was heavily influenced by Piaget. Their theories still form the core of most educational studies courses today.

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The theories of Vygotsky and Piaget have similarities and differences, they are not mutually exclusive. But the difference are there as are implications of the differences between these two influential theories. I feel that online (and open) education resources will be able to bring the two theories into more agreement if they are used in the correct way.

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