Being a connoisseur To be a connoisseur is to know how to look, to see, and to appreciate. Elliott Eisner in The Educational Imagination
Connoisseurship Connoisseurship, generally defined, is the art of appreciation…(it) is a private act; it consists of recognizing and appreciating the qualities of a particular.
Appreciate To judge with heightened perception or understanding –to be critically and emotionally aware of delicate subtle aesthetic or artistic values –to be fully sensible of, often through or as if through, personal experience "appreciate." Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster, 2002. http://unabridged.merriam-webster.com ( 14 Mar. 2007).
Developing connoisseurship Opportunity to observe in a focused, sensitive, and conscious way Opportunity to compare, discuss, integrate and appraise what has been observed
Looking vs. Seeing Looking is a necessary condition, but looking is essentially a task one undertakes; it is seeing that is an achievement. Elliott Eisner
Education Technology Expert Panel US Department of Education Educational Technology Expert Panel
In Education Technology affords new ways of teaching established disciplines that are likely to be more effective for more students…
In Education …equally important, technology can inspire teachers and students alike to move beyond conventional content and deepen the process of learning in various disciplines. Technology Expert Panel
How does the technology add value? …in terms of efficiency? …in terms of possibility?
10 Questions 1.What are the students supposed to be learning? 2.What do they need to do in order to learn it? 3.How did students learn this in the past?
10 Questions 4.What technology is being used by students? 5.How is the technology being used by students?
10 Questions 6.How does the technology add value in terms of efficiency? 7.How does the technology add value in terms of possibility?
10 Questions 8.What new problems does the technology present? 9.Is it worth itwhy or why not? 10.How might technology be used differently to increase its value?