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Meeting Eight: Individual and Social Constructions of Meaning.

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2 Meeting Eight: Individual and Social Constructions of Meaning

3 Teachers and Machines (Cuban) nHow would you summarize your thread? nWhat are the take away lessons from Teachers and Machines?

4 Implementation (the means to the end)

5 Constructs for Taking Individuals into Account nConcerns Based Adoption Model (CBAM) –Your stage of concern predicts the sort and type of support you need. Information for helping change agents plan PD nTeacher Beliefs –i.e. TLC Report #4 measured teacher beliefs and classroom practices (Report #1 correlated practice and computer use) nAttitudes Towards Computers

6 First and Second Order Change nFirst Order Change –A more minor change to what is already being done. –It is easily reversible nSecond Order Change –something significantly or fundamentally different from what was done before. –The process is irreversible: once you begin, it is impossible to return to the way you were doing before.

7 Cargo Cults nSouth Pacific: A large ship (or airplane) would deliver the cargo if they properly and ritualistically appeased the gods. –Wooden radios with vines as cords –Hack airstrips out of the jungle –Carry bamboo guns and practice drills, etc. nA tragic relationship between the end and the means.

8 Real Schools nA grammar of schooling –Deeply help idea of schools and classrooms held by educators, parents, and students –The proper way it should be carried out nSecond order change would alter some elements and therefore challenge how it supposed to be


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