Learnification and the Purpose of Education

flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license I have started reading Gert Biesta’s book, Good Education in an Age of Measurement. In the first chapter, he puts forward the case of three key arguments for a ‘good education‘: qualification, socialization and subjectification. Qualification is defined as: The qualification function…

Defining a Community of Practice

flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license I have been spending a bit of time lately with the idea of communities of practice. One of the things that becomes clear quickly is that there are many different definitions and descriptions. Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner suggest that: Communities of practice are formed by…

Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills – Collaborative Problem Solving

Photo Credit: Celestine Chua via Compfightcc This is the first assignment as a part of the ATC21S Coursera MOOC. It involved selecting an example of collaborative problem solving (CPS) in which you have been involved. The response included illustrating an understanding of the nature of collaborative problem solving, why it is important and what sets it apart from…