Prof Eric Hamilton's guest lecture in Helsinki, 3 June 2013
THE REVOLUTION OF IMAGINATION, DESIGN, MEDIA AND AGENCY IN FUTURE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
A guest lecture by Professor Eric Hamilton
Professor of Education with Joint Appointment in Mathematics, Pepperdine University, USA
Monday 3 June 2013 at 11.15-12.00
University of Helsinki
Professor Eric Hamilton's guest lecture on learning environments at the University of Helsinki on Monday 3 June 2013
The talk will focus on the opportunities that arise when tools that permit the principal actors in formal and informal learning environments, students and teachers, step into roles that have typically been held exclusively by those outside of those learning environments, especially commercial and governmental entities.
These tools include media that offer the opportunity for those within classrooms to re-think, imagine, and design means to represent the structure of ideas as they are evolving in the minds and social milieu of the classroom settings. This implies new types of collaborations, within and across generations. It implies a mindset that moves from consumption of curricula to creation of curricula and other knowledge artifacts. In the United States, such tools offer the opportunity for teachers to assume new forms of agency in way that help us move closer to the higher professionalization of teachers that we see in Finland.
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Please register: https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/42956/lomake.html
The event is free of charge and everyone is welcome to attend!