In my previous blog, I wrote about the need to engage families in playful learning experiences while thinking of them as adult learners, especially in a social context. According to Knowles (2015), andragogy refers to adult learning and the framework of helping adults learn. Pedagogy serves as a foundation for the development of thought, instruction and
For the past weeks, I’ve been watching Black Mirror, and I have been reading about Artificial Intelligence (AI). What I noticed in both Black Mirror and AI, is that both share themes of fear and the unknown. Black Mirror makes a social commentary about technology and media use – the human condition cannot exist when
“Computers can be useful machines, especially when they help people communicate in caring ways with each other…” -Fred Rogers, 1996. Venturing into the world of Black Mirror has been a fascinating experience. Each episode describes a futuristic, imagined universe in which technology and media have become society’s oppressors. While the show, through worst-case scenarios, makes
Can early education online learning be situated? Collaboration, exploration, and authentic learning settings This week, I had the opportunity to attend a training to test new early learning curricula. The focus of this curricula is for families and children to use scientific inquiry practices to extend the concepts discovered in an online game or app.