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“In a groundbreaking work, Breaking Rules (1987), John F. Fanselow suggested that one way of developing is to break our own rules and see what happens. If we normally teach one way, in other words, we should try teaching in the opposite way and see what effect it has. If we normally move around the class all the time, perhaps we should see what happens if we spend the whole lesson sitting in the same place. The results may be surprising but will never be less than interesting. . . . We need to have confidence and enthusiasm for investigation and discovery.” (Jeremy Harmer, The Practice of English Language Teaching, 4th Edition, 2007, Longman) “As John Fanselow observes in his undeservedly little-known book, Breaking Rules, we tend to operate within a rather narrow range most of the time. The rules of the classroom game are remarkably stable. (9) In this paper, I shall argue that our teaching can benefit from a greater measure of diversity. . . . Yet, despite this rich array of human diversity (reflected by recent research in multiple intelligences, learning styles, right-left brain dominance, etc.) Fanselow's observation remains all too often true: we do operate within a rather range, and the rules (overt or covert) are remarkably stable. . . . For teachers, diversity has the potential to . . . enable them to discover things about themselves, their students and the process, which would otherwise remain unnoticed. ' . . . each rule we break provides us with another alternative rule that is self-generated and tests the validity of our preconceived notions.' (Fanselow, 6) If we never try anything different, however small, we never find out how it might have changed things. [Those who believe diversity is] a constantly self-renewing source of opportunity can find support [in] the already-mentioned, little-known, but hugely influential Breaking Rules, which advocates 'doing the opposite' as a heuristic for finding ways of doing old things. This has been more recently followed up by his Contrasting Conversations (Fanselow, 1992). A heuristic is a 'rule of thumb' (If I do this, what will happen?) [Fanselow's idea of trying the opposite] . . . is highly generative of new ideas. . . . Fanselow's point, which is worth thinking about, is that if we never try an alternative way of doing things, we never know what might have happened! Heuristics are a handy way of trying new ways of doing things. Fanselow argues that it is only by systematically breaking the unwritten rules (or habits) in our classrooms that we can discover new and possibly better ways of doing things. This is indeed a powerful heuristic, and highly generative of new ideas—some of them worth holding on to. It is interesting to note that the 'Designer Methods' of the 1970's and 80's derived much of their power and innovative thrust from the application of this heuristic. I do not, of course, wish to suggest that they all read Fanselow and consciously applied this heuristic, but retrospectively we can see that their procedures derive from the 'do the opposite' injunction [from Fanselow's Breaking Rules.]” (Alan Maley, “Where do new ideas come from?”, 2005 & 2010) 2005/2010

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Genre: Education
Author: John F. Fanselow
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Release: 2012-09-01
File: 496 Pages
ISBN-13: 1479142360

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Genre: Audio-visual education
Author: Samuel N. Postlethwait & Associates
Publisher: Burgess International Group Incorporated
Release: 1977
File: 200 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105031857688

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ABSTRACT The theory of “modernisation” and the concept of “development education” have moved over the past decades from Neoliberalism to a future digital paradigm. With the advent of logarithmic development in the digital environment over the past 20 to 30 years, the concept and emerging theories about development education require a more robust assessment and exploration. The definition and the very nature of modernisation, as well as the possibilities of modernisation theory, in relation to the knowledge economy, will be discussed by drawing on the concepts of the four elements by David Suzuki (Environmentalist). Market fundamentalism is probably one of the biggest impediments to modernisation and social reform. For many years, during the past decades, this thinking was introduced and used to bring about cultural, social, economic and political change in many developing countries with the focus on markets and market reform. Neoliberalism is now seen by many as an effort to promote personal and corporate gain in the industrial world as we know it today. Collaboration, the freedom to contextualise, and ‘free’ and ‘open’ education have moved to the forefront to promote change. Some have argued that Neoliberalism is promoting self-interest, expanding individual property rights, promoting rigorous market exchange, and building global free trade. This view has been rigorously debated and contested by many different leaders, researchers, academia, and students as resources and education have become more open, and the threat to the biosphere is identified. This essay will explore the new paradigm of openness and digital futures. The possible role it could play in future global education development and modernisation of the economies around the globe is the focus. The Commons will be considered, the Creative Commons (intellectual property rights) and the P2P (Peer-to-Peer) foundation is a force to be reckoned with. The possibilities of this discourse - as an alternative discourse to neoliberalism- has already profoundly impacted development. It is this digital framework of P2P collaboration that will be considered. It is the work of the commons - as tools for modernisation - and the knowledge economy, that will be the centre of discussion in this essay. The possible creative and innovative actions to promote global development education and modernisation, harnessing the digital revolution of the knowledge economy and the development of global citizenship will be explored as a practical and new paradigm. THE PRACTICAL INTENT OF THIS ESSAY: From a practical perspective, the work of the FLOK Society in Ecuador, which endeavours to modernise and develop the existing economy with ‘tools’ for creative and innovative change (development education), will be looked at. This pioneering agent for economic change in South America started in 2013. Excerpts and references to the blog posts of a member of the FLOK Society are included on activities in Ecuador as it unfolds to explain the process of modernisation in Ecuador, more on this later. KEYWORDS Global Development Education, Knowledge Economy, Creative Economy, Development Paradigm, Openness, Radical Openness, Modernisation, Neoliberalism, Market Economy, Future Education, Social Change, Bio-Politics, Digital Futures, P2P Foundation, Peer-to-Peer, The Commons, Creative Commons, Collaboration, Global Citizenship, Hacking, Crowdsourcing, Creative Approach, Innovative Approach. Book details: Word Count: 5955 Pages: 32 APA Referencing

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: William Van Zyl
Publisher: Five House Publishing
Release: 2018-06-05
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780473452315

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Education has become dominated by testing, standards, interventions, strategies and political policy. Yet while elements such as these are important, Exploring Education and Childhood contends it is childhood - including its sociology and psychology - that is the vital holistic context for teaching and learning. Written by a team of specialists who bring both experience of classroom teaching, teacher training, and of rigorous research and scholarship, each chapter examines a topic that is of vital importance to teaching and the work of teachers. The book explores examples of educational practice that illuminate contemporary problems and future possibilities for education; develops educational theory to better understand practice and policy; and critically evaluates education policy in the international context. With an emphasis on reflection and deep thinking - something that all the best teachers are able to do - key issues in the book include: the voice of the child metacognitive strategies agency, pedagogy and curriculum performativity, standards, and school readiness educational settings and new technology teacher expertise and agency diversity and child agency families, society and school choice. Illustrated with powerful examples of practice, together with key questions for reflection and further reading, Exploring Education and Childhood challenges education professionals, policy makers, and all peple with an interest in education to envision a new future. It will be essential reading for all student teachers and teachers, and is particular appropriate for Masters-level research, professional studies, Education Studies.

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Genre: Education
Author: Dominic Wyse
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2015-06-05
File: 206 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317505167

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This thought-provoking collection examines the challenge of teacher shortages that is of international concern. It presents multiple perspectives, and explores the commonalities and differences in approaches from around the world to understand possible solutions for the current teacher workforce crisis. Acknowledging that solutions to attract and retain teachers vary by country, region and in some cases locality, the contributors scrutinise a range of workforce planning interventions at local and government level, including financial incentives and early career support. The book draws on different perspectives to understand a range of problems that negatively affect teacher recruitment and retention, unpicking key challenges, including links between the disadvantages of location and access to teachers for coastal and rural schools, rising pupil numbers, declining school budgets and the role of professional learning in raising teacher status. Abundant in critiques, research-informed positions and context-specific discussions about the impact of teacher workforce supply and shortages, this book will be valuable reading for teacher educators, educational leaders, education policy makers and academics in the field.

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Genre: Education
Author: Tanya Ovenden-Hope
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2020-10-02
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780429556951

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This book about teachers as characters in popular media examines what can be learned from fictional teachers for the purposes of educating real teachers. Its aim is twofold: to examine the constructed figure of the teacher in film, television and text and to apply that examination in the context of teacher education. By exploring the teacher construct, readers are able to consider how popular fiction and film have influenced society’s understandings and views of classroom teachers. Organized around four main themes—Identifying with the Teacher Image; Constructing the Teacher with Content; Imaging the Teacher as Savior; The Teacher Construct as Commentary—the chapters examine the complicated mixture of fact, stereotype and misrepresentation that create the image of the teacher in the public eye today. This examination, in turn, allows teacher educators to use popular culture as curriculum. Using the fictional teacher as a text, preservice—and practicing—teachers can examine positive and negative (and often misleading) representations of teachers in order to develop as teachers themselves.

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Genre: Education
Author: Melanie Shoffner
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2016-03-31
File: 232 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317371687

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Genre: Education, Preschool
Author: Helen F. Robison
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Release: 1983
File: 496 Pages
ISBN-13: UVA:X000822184

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The editors of this text contend that there is a lack of leadership in existence for deciding global and national problems. Colleges and universities are generally expected to produce national, political, scientific and corporate leaders. Most institutions maintain that their graduates are leaders, yet few institutions explicitly address the isssue of leadership and social responsibility in a systematic and comprehensive way. Often academic approaches consist of unfocused courses of leadership, looking at leadership styles and managerial decision-making within a business context. Basing their work on research, the editors discuss what they consider to be an important programme for the development of leadership and social responsibility in schools and institutions of higher education.

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Genre: Education
Author: Gloria Nemerowicz
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-01-21
File: 166 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317856139

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"This volume is grounded in the thesis that information technology may offer the only viable avenue to the implementation of constructivist and progressive educational principles in higher education, and that the numerous efforts now under way to realize these principles deserve examination and evaluation"--Provided by publisher.

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Genre: Computers
Author: Payne, Carla R.
Publisher: IGI Global
Release: 2009-05-31
File: 414 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781605666556

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Beyond Training examines the nature of second language teacher development and how teachers' practices are influenced by their beliefs and principles. It seeks to move discussion of language teacher development beyond the level of "training," which reflects a technical view of specific teaching practices. Instead, it takes a more holistic approach to teacher development built on the notion of the teacher as critical and reflective thinker. The argument pursued throughout is that teacher education needs to engage teachers not merely in the mastery of techniques, but in an exploration of the knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes that underly their teaching practices.

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Genre: Education
Author: Jack C. Richards
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 1998-02-13
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 0521626803

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