Education is an Uncontrolled Experiment - Paul Kelley

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  • 1. Science, Technology and Education from teaching to making minds Ides of June 2010

2. A new world view Education is an uncontrolled experiment (Kelley,2008 ) 3. In our lifetime we will actuallyknow how learning is occurring Professor Usha Goswami, Cambridge University 4. Businesses,universities, government, schoolssharing information and expertise 5. the Innovation Trust @ Learning sciences create, test and share solutions using new science and technologies more effective, efficient, engaging Andrew N. Meltzoff,et al. Science325, 284 (2009) A trust school and charity 6. Taking learning to scale Understanding learners Learning from others 7. the Innovation Trust @ Lower costs, better outcomes? Distributing learning anywhere Infinitely scalable Cheaper, faster, better Vital and OneNote A trust school and charity 8. YOUNG APPLICANTS IN SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES A UK HE success story THE case study for Higher Education in schools10,000+ students 40% increase each year 600 schools / colleges 9. Primary Language courses every lesson, every resource teacher trainingFrench, Spanish, Mandarin, English . . . . . . for less than $1 per student 10. . . . and better results than conventional teaching(University ofDurhamdata analysis 2007)2,000 schools @1,000,000 pupils 11. the Innovation Trust @ Primary Languages A trust school and charity 12. Entrepreneurship and Globalisation:Hebei Province 13. the Innovation Trust @ More students learn through Monkseatons innovations in other schools . . . . . . than in Monkseaton itself A trust school and charity 14. Taking learning to scale Understanding learners Learning from others 15. Excel has the statistical tools to prove what solutions work, are cost effective and favoured by students, staff or families.Schools can be independentorganisationsdriven by real time data. 16. adapting to our world means adapting to moreInformation Communication Technologies 17. academic actions progressconfidence emotional attitudes health body clock attendance body analysis KeyPerformance Indicators 18. Direct access for parents 19. 20. A students own self assessment isas accurate as teachers or tests (OECD studies, 2004 onward) 21. 22. Do I have to read all thesetoday?? 23. 24. Existing ways of conceiving human behaviour were developed without access to terabytes (10 12 )of data Lazer et al., Computational Social Science,Science,6 February 2009 25. the Innovation Trust @ A trust school and charityadapting to more informationmeans more abstraction-like algebra Flynn,What is Intelligence?2009 26. Taking learning to scale Understanding learners Learning from others 27. Knowledge transfer from new science and technologyInformation Communication Technologies 28. YES WE CAN 29. 30. the Innovation Trust @ A trust school and charityWoof, woof information means algebra DARPA and others 31. the Innovation Trust @ A trust school and charityLearning is a physical process plasticityis lifetime adaptationto our environment 32. the Innovation Trust @ A trust school and charityPlasticityis lifetime adaptationto our environment based on natural environmental cues 33. the Innovation Trust @ A trust school and charityLight A natural cue 34. Professor Russell Foster 35. 36. 37. the Innovation Trust @ A trust school and charityLight Natural light And >1,000 lux inside 38. 39. Natural light:nano-gel 40. . . . and cheaper per m 2 41. the Innovation Trust @ A trust school and charityLight Daylight and body clocks 42. 43. 44. 45. This programmewas broadcast 24 February 2009 and is not on BBC IPlayer- hopefully it will be out on DVD soon (or rebroadcast) 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. so change the school day . . . and start after 10 52. YES WECAN 53. ASK NOT . . . what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country 54. 55. Scientific American,October 2009 The symbol H+ is the code sign used by some futurists to denote an enhanced version of humanity. The plus version of the human race would deploy a mix of advanced technologies, including stem cells, robotics, cognition enhancing drugs, and the like, to overcome basic mental and physical limitations. 56. Scientific American,October 2009 57. 58. In our lifetime we will actuallyknow how learning is occurring Professor Usha Goswami, Cambridge University 59. the Innovation Trust @ A trust school and charityLearning is a physical process plasticityis lifetime adaptationto our environment 60. the Innovation Trust @ A trust school and charityPlasticityis lifetime adaptationto our environment based on natural environmental cues 61. the Innovation Trust @ A trust school and charityTime A natural cue 62. the Innovation Trust @ A trust school and charitySpaced learningMassed training/ lessons - unnatural? Spaced learning-Spaced environmental cues-natural? 63. DougFields 64. 65. Spaced Learning FINALLY, WE BEGAN TO APPRECIATE THAT THE IMPORTANT FACTOR WAS TIME 66. Monkseaton High School Confidential The Innovation Trust Spaced Learning 67. Proof by outcome 68. the Innovation Trust @ Spaced Learning A trust school and charity 69. the Innovation Trust @ We are an integrated learningcreature Latent learning Procedural learning Didactic learning ) A trust school and charity 70. the Innovation Trust @ A trust school and charitya natural learning environment neuroscience: light, time patterns social: peers, parents, partners scientific: evidence not habit Technologies: faster, better 71. Part3: Science and neuroscience 72. the Innovation Trust @ Learning sciences create, test and share solutions using new science and technologies more effective Andrew N. Meltzoff,et al. Science325, 284 (2009) A trust school and charity 73.