Apprenticeship, Learning & Motivation
Alan November captures our attention and tweaks our sensibilities with his deft observations about learning. In this fascinating video, November tackles two of our favorite subjects, apprenticeship and purpose, or in this case - - the lack of - - - and how this void of "contribution" from a new generation of students is negatively impacting them and society as a whole. He makes a strong case how contribution is a key motivator for engagement and life-long learning - the most critical kind of learning for our rapidly changing world society.
The video below is an interesting journey with Marblehead, Massachusetts as a symbolic background juxtaposition to the frenetic pace of technology, the subject at the forefront of the conversation. November lays out a plan for technology and discusses how it can either help or hurt education - - the myths and opportunities - - depending upon which direction we choose to take with it as a learning tool. (Link HERE to The Daily Riff's "Part 2: Six Ways Our Students Can Contribute To Their Learning Community" for November's specific recommendations with links for bringing technology into the classroom). Link to Alan November's bio, founder of November Learning, is here.