21 August 2007

EduBlog Game One - Round 3

The RED Team task -

NB – you are in the RED team if you completed the sentence "My best times as an online learner have been when . . ." in the first round.

The green team contributed 18 entries in the first round to the incomplete sentence "The role of risk in developing innovative education is . . ." In the second round, the blue team has reduced the words to 50 and these are included below for your ease of reading. In LESS than 26 words, summarize, plagiarize, steal, modify, invent, add and/or analysis their sentences to create your completion of the sentence. Your goal is to create a version to please as many people as possible, including the green and blue team members. (Hint: Using someone else's ideas is the highest form in the art of pleasing someone). Place your entry as a comment to this post.

Tony.Dunford said...

an essential one. The task of placing individuals in genuine learning opportunities must be the primary design goal. As noted numerous times by other classmates, it is the inherent discomfort that causes adults, particularly those who are competent; to extend themselves and reach conclusions that would have otherwise remained concealed.

Mat Hardy said...

…To provide a hook for gaining greater insight and inspiration. Risk is necessary for reward and opportunity. It builds a tolerance for innovation and an antidote to complacency and hidebound tradition. But take care, risk is not for everyone and can cause discomfort for students or pain for the teacher!

gilbert said...

Taking risks is essential for change and learning. History tells us that some innovations in the field of science had been banned and considered heresy. Similarly, some teaching pedagogies were frowned at before by supervisors and educational experts, and now it had been widely promoted in optimizing the student learning.

Gail said...

The role of risk in developing innovative education is to step outside the square and provide incentives to step beyond what is known. Opportunities for personal growth while harnessing the fear or anxiety that risk may incur would be an added bonus of the learning experience. ‘Nothing ventured nothing gained’.

Cheryl said...

Innovative education steps outside the 'norms', so risks some potential negative outcomes, but also some positive enlightening changes in attitudes and perspectives. Innovation is often necessary to stimulate passion in novices and also reinvigorate those 'set in their way'. Thus the risk is worthwhile, as 'nothing ventured is nothing gained'.

Esben said...

The role of risk in developing innovative education is MOTIVATION. When we risk ourselves we arouse our body, engage our emotions, challenge our cognitive problemsolving. We step out of our comfortzone and allow ourselves to feel the freedom of not knowing, i.e. to take the position of the existential learner.

Lesley said...

Taking risk may make us excited, but it also moves us out of our comfort zone. Not all learners respond the way we would like them to in this situation. So don’t risk 'egg on face' for the sake of making your lessons seem more exciting than they really are.

Scotty said...

to create curiosity and flexibility, when learners can predict and accurately anticipate what they are about to learn they quickly become bored, risk can be a healthy intervention for the learner. It changes the student’s relationship with the facilitator; they become multi-dimensional impacting on the students learning in more ways.

alisontamplin said...

The role of risk in developing innovative education is to promote learning ‘outside the square’. Engaging adults to learn today is an immense challenge. To keep in touch as educators we need to consider innovation and new ways of making positive engagement. As the saying goes, ‘nothing ventured, nothing gained’

Jacqui Fogarty said...

The role of risk in developing innovative education is to provoke different ways of thinking. Risk inherently implies a chance of failure however this should not be a hinder to innovation. All education at some point was considered innovative. Balancing opportunity and risk will support innovation when (un)anticipated risks are encountered.

Mike Barnes said...

Outside the box, Pandora’s Box or maybe a jack-in-a-box? We may trip out of the box and end up with a red nose? Visualize colourful advertisements that you retell with vivid recall –do you remember the product? Innovation is bright and colourful but risk is always a shade of grey.

Dee Copeland said...

Opportunity attracts hope – risk evokes threat and fear, yet little of value comes without risk. Knowing how to balance risk and opportunity creates space to innovate and develop new ways of teaching. It encompasses new learning opportunities for both students and teacher alike, and provides a rich framework for development.

Gloria said...

… is a two-bladed sword. Undoubtedly, risk provokes motivation and hope. Therefore, educators may kill norms and boredom of conventional teaching. As a result, learners feel stimulated and interested. However, risk may cause pain to risk takers, telling them when to stop unrealistic experiments and stick to traditional yet practical approaches.

Michelle said...

The role of risk in developing innovative education is dependant on whether innovation is approached as a project or as a process. If problems are approached through a process of innovation, a culture of innovation will address educational problems and also drive educational innovators towards dealing with future potential problems.

9 comments:

Mojgan said...

The role of risk in developing innovative education is to step ‘outside the square’ and to promote solutions which add to learner’s curiosity and flexibility.

onn said...

The role of risk in developing innovative education is to provoke learners’ thinking in different ways by learning ‘outside the square’.

Angie said...

...challenging learners to "step outside the square", extend themselves and strive for enlightenment. Risk can cause discomfort but is essential in the process of change.

yblount said...

Motivation, taking risks, provoking different ways of thinking and providing opportunities for personal growth in a stimulating and interesting environment.

Naomi said...

The role of risk in developing innovative education is . . .to motivate, extend others beyond themselves & personal growth, to reach conclusions otherwise concealed, painful for the teacher, invigorates and kills boredom of education !

Ali said...

…allows facilitators to ‘step outside the square’ and open their minds to the possibility of more innovative and effective learning.

gilbert said...

Being different to become more flexible, innovative, motivate, and be able to promote learning and better learning environment for the learners and facilitators as well

oliviapaulik said...

The role of risk in developing innovative education is motivation and the creation of new opportunities to stimulate learning and personal growth. However risk must be balanced with opportunity to avoid disengaging the learner.

hwozniak said...

.....to enhance motivation, thinking “outside the square”, moving beyond the comfort zone, but needs to balance opportunity with risk; beware of “egg on your face”