Learning in all disciplines is complex and individualized. As such, educators must know the core concepts of their discipline ifthey are to help students grasp new ideas, solve problems, collaborate, and use their imaginations to pursue challenging questions. The Connected Learning Coalition, representing 250,000 content-area teachers, administrators, educational technology specialists and other educators, was formed to outline the following six Principles for Learning:
1) Being literate is at the heart of learning in every subject area.
2) Learning is a social act.
3) Learning about learning establishes a habit of inquiry important in life-long learning.
4) Assessing progress is part of learning.
5) Learning includes turning information into knowledge using multiple media.
6) Learning occurs in a global context.
At this Live Chat, the executive directors of the participating associations will explain the Principles and answer questions about what this means as a foundation for transforming K-12 education. Understanding core knowledge in a discipline—how to apply these concepts within and outside of a discipline, and how to teach these concepts effectively—is integral to the Principles outlined here. Beginning August 20th, you can access short videos that elaborate on the six Principles of Learning via the epic-ed Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/epicedcommunity
The Connected Learning Coalition includes the following member organizations:
Association for Career and Technical Education
Consortium for School Networking
National Council for the Social Studies
National Council of Teachers of English
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
National Science Teachers Association
[Note - the time is listed in EST]