Learning by immersion #cck11

Wesley in Epworth

In CCK11 learning is almost always regarded as  learning knowledge, but learning knowledge is easy and simple. Every student can learn knowledge, but to learn a skill is difficult. Learning a skill needs time and practice. Teaching a skill is more difficult than teaching knowledge.

In the friday 18 febr. Elluminate Facilitator’s discussion somebody mentioned Carl Bereiter.

“…if we want students to acquire the skills needed to function in knowledge-based, innovation-driven organizations, we should place them in an environment where those skills are required in order for them to be part of what is going on. That, as we understand it, is the main reason the focus of this conference book is on powerful learning environments rather than on powerful instructional methods. For a range of very important objectives we have no effective instructional means and therefore must rely on environmental immersion. …”  Learning to Work Creatively With Knowledge, Carl Bereiter and Marlene Scardamalia, OISE/University of Toronto (2003) p. 3.

These skills are not easy to learn. It takes long years, before the student has these skills. Skills need to grow and again and again improvement.
To learn a skill the help of a teacher is needed. The teacher can help by improving the skill.

Deze vaardigheden zijn niet eenvoudig aan te leren . Het duurt lang, jaren,  voor de student deze vaardigheden heeft. Vaardigheden moeten groeien, steeds weer beter worden. Voor het leren van een vaardigheid is de   hulp van een leraar nodig. De leraar kan helpen door de vaardigheid te verbeteren.

Laura Layton-James wrote on skills vs knowledge. Follow this path of links.

3 thoughts on “Learning by immersion #cck11

  1. Mas sobre esta postagem, você está a ficar cada vez melhor, e bem diferente do que escrevia nas primeiras semanas do #cck11 .. muito bem!

    eu gostei muito do que voc6e postou , porque eu nunca vou ao Elluminate

    if we want students to acquire the skills needed to function in knowledge-based, innovation-driven organizations, we should place them in an environment where those skills are required in order for them to be part of what is going on.

    muito bom!!

  2. Hi Jaap and Thbeth, Steven Downes was right when he said in CCK11 there is a distributed discussion. I have studied ‘Situated Cognition’ from Roger Säljö’s perspective “Knowledge is embedded in cultural artefacts used to mediate meaning”. This links to Thbeth thoughts of barriers of language and culture…/Jonas

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