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Please feel free to edit the conversation with answers and solutions. Simply click Edit at the top right of the page and enter teacher as the password. You can insert text, in much the same way that you would with a word processor. However it is a very primitive word processor. You will see, at the bottom of the page, techniques for formatting your messages.

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Talking with on of the workshop attendees, we decided that it might be useful to place the notes from our conversations here, in a wiki, where you could all contribute. You were taking much better notes than I was able to.

So you can read them here. If you would like to contribute, the password for this wiki page is teacher.

Keywords used to describe a school's learning culture:

I'm sorry that I didn't get to work this topic in. But the point that I'd hoped to make (or discover was unnecessary) was that learning culture is about learning. Not a huge stretch. Yet I suspect that in the practical conversations about a school's learning culture, it tends to be more about teaching practices.

What do children need to be learning to be ready for an unpredictable future?

  • They must be able to learn (which is, IMHO, a refined version of basic literacy.
  • That "refined version of literacy" would certainly include the ability to read.
  • But there would be a new set of skills (the word ''tier' was suggested) that enable the learner to not only read the content, but also determine its value in terms of the goals being pursued.
  • Students must have a working knowledge of their world (who they are, where they are, when they are and how they are). A common context for working and playing together requires this.
  • They must know how to explore and have an explorers mind, a disposition to learn.
  • They must be talented and habitual question askers.

Conditions of significant post-school learning:

Why did you learn what caused you "pause" recently?

  • Curiosity.
  • Desire to grow a known body of knowledge, expanding understaind.
  • Need to solve a problem or answer a question.
  • Playing -- reading for entertainment.
  • Playing -- tinkering with ideas.

Contact points for learning within community culture:

I didn't write any down for this one, though I suspect that it may have been the most valuable part of our conversations. I'm jotting a few that come to mind for me.

  • Teachers
  • Opportunities to ask questions
  • Media that is playing in the background of non-instructional moments

What constitutes being literate in a networked, digital and information-abundant environment?

What are the literacies of learning?

Learning Literacy

Learning incentives

Learning Channels

Learning Outlets

New Practices:

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