*I rarely plan ahead. I’m a spur-of-the-moment kind of person. *I’d be good in a dangerous job because I can make my mind up quickly. *If something better comes along it’s OK to cancel a longstanding appointment. *Seeing an animal injured or in pain doesn’t bother me in the slightest. *Driving fast, riding rollercoasters, and skydiving, appeal to me. *It doesn’t matter to me if I have to step on other people to get what I want. *I’m very persuasive. I have a talent for getting other people to do what I want. *Cheating on your partner is OK so long as you don’t get caught. *I find it easy to keep myself together in situations when others are cracking under pressure. *If I am able to con someone, that’s their problem. They deserve it. Score each: 0, 1, 2, 3
Are You A Psychopath? 0-10: Low 11-15: Below average 16-20: Average 21-25: High 26-30: Very high
What’s Wrong With Education? FOR EVERY 100 9TH GRADERS 68 GRADUATE ON TIME OF THOSE, 40 ENROLL DIRECTLY IN COLLEGE OF THOSE, 27 ARE STILL ENROLLED THE FOLLOWING YEAR OF THOSE, 18 EARN A DEGREE WITHIN 3 or 6 YEARS (A.A., B.A., etc) 82 DON’T MAKE IT! -- National center on education and the economy ncee.org
Syllabi Rules (Today’s Agenda) 1.Turn off all electronic devices. (Penn State) 2.Do not speak unless given the floor by the instructor. (U Mass) 3.Sit in an appropriate desk or chair – do not sit on a table, do not stand, do not move around when others are speaking. (UCLA) 4.Read all appropriate materials prior to class. Students who have not read the materials will not be allowed to enter into class discussions. (Texas A&M) 5.Students will memorize all postulates and theorums. “Cheat sheets” and calculators with text will not be tolerated. (Brown University) 6.Do your own, original work at all times and for every test and assignment. (U of Montana @ Billings)
Technology Demands Purpose “Students know when technology without purpose is being imposed on them.” Allan Heap, Center for Internet Technology Welding, Telescopes, Automotive, Microscopes, Cadavers, Architecture Software, Bridge Construction Tools, Etc
But students still demand it… The average American student’s College / University is ____ miles from where the student lives: 1980: 5m 2006: 50m 2009: 78m Eduventures, 2009
Common College Outcome Communication: –Nonverbal Haptics Objectics Proxemics Chronemics Optics Vocalics Kinesics –Mirroring
Kinesic Mirroring: Modern Communication 2007 NYTimes “The majority of communication in the workplace occurs over email and chat today.” 2009 WSJ: “…leading more and more Fortune 500 companies to ask if future employees have taken an online class.”
Making the Most of College: Students Speak Their Minds 1600 Interviews –1:1; Undergrads; 24 pgs; 2-3 hours per 10 Year, Qualitative Analysis –10+ faculty interviewers; 30+ student interviewers Some Participating Colleges: –1. Boston College –2. Boston University –3. Brandeis University –4. Bristol Community College –5. Bunker Hill Community College –6. Harvard University –7. M. I. T. –8. Princeton University –9. UMass - Amherst –10. UMass - Boston –11. Wellesley College –12. Yale University http://athome.harvard.edu/programs/light/index.html
Social Learning Matters 1990: 55% of science majors stayed majors 2000: 63% of science majors stayed majors
Sit in an appropriate desk or chair – do not sit on a table, do not stand, do not move around when others are speaking. (UCLA)
Dr John Medina “As I was writing Brain Rules, it hit me [that] if you wanted to design a learning environment that was directly opposed to what the brain is naturally good at doing, you would design something like a classroom.”
Tension Leads To Better Learning What was your favorite course?
Local CI-ARG Coroner: “Dr. Slain was struck in the right Sphenoid area (temple) of his head causing an immediate internal hemorrhage resulting in death.”
Do your own, original work at all times and for every test and assignment. (U of Montana @ Billings)
YouTube Video: Have You Been Paying Attention?Have You Been Paying Attention?
Edu-Blogger: “…Has anyone seen this garbage? Students don’t need to remix anything! Educators must teach them to be original, have original thought, and do original work! Imagine if society worked this way. We’d still be hoping someone would invent the rolling stone so as to create a wheel. Imagine a world where using other people’s work to create your own was ok. We’d never have gotten past the toaster to see the benefits of the microwave. We’d never have gotten past swing music to experience amazing original works like Elton John’s “The Lion King” or other seminal works…”
Remix, Sample or Steal? 1996 - Can You Feel The love Tonight? Save tonight, fight the break of dawn, come tomorrow, tomorrow I’ll be gone… You’re beautiful! If I could, then I would, I’ll go wherever you will go, way up high, or down low, I’ll go wherever you will go… Never mind, I’ll find someone like you – I wish nothing but the best for you too…
Remix, Sample or Steal? 1989 - Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray, South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio, Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television, North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe… 1989 - Wherever you go – whatever you do, I will be right here waiting for you… 1987 - I think we’re alone now, there doesn’t seem to be anyone around… 1984 - We’re not gonna take it, no we ain’t gonna take it – we’re not gonna take it anymore…
Remix, Sample or Steal? See the stone set in her eyes, see the thorn twist in her side, and I’m waiting for you, with or without you
Remix, Sample or Steal? 1984 - Take on me (YOU: take on me!), Take me up (YOU: take on me!), I’ll be gone ????? 1981 - Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world – she took the midnight train going anywhere
Remix, Sample or Steal? 1976 - On your mark, get set, and go now – gotta dream and we just know now 1970 - When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me, speaking words of wisdom, let it be 1961 - When the night has come, and the land is dark, and the moon is the only light we’ll see 1790?!?!?!
Syllabi Rules (Today’s Agenda) 1.Do not speak unless given the floor by the instructor. (U Mass) 2.Sit in an appropriate desk or chair – do not sit on a table, do not stand, do not move around when others are speaking. (UCLA) 3.Read all appropriate materials prior to class. Students who have not read the materials will not be allowed to enter into class discussions. (Texas A&M) 4.Class will consist of lectures, discussions, quizzes, 3 papers, and 1 Final Exam. (Stanford) 5.Students will memorize all postulates and theorums. “Cheat sheets” and calculators with text will not be tolerated. (Brown University) 6.All conversations pertaining to imprudent or otherwise meaningless frivolities (e.g. dating, games, media, etc.) should not be included during class time. (Yale) 7.Do your own, original work at all times and for every test and assignment. (U of Montana @ Billings) 8.The classroom door will shut and lock at precisely 8am. (Princeton)