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Steve Parker commented on the Challenge Experiment with Crowdsourcing in Education

Yes. I'd agree with that. I've been teaching in higher ed for over 33 years and I'd have to say that the quality of things like PowerPoint slides is woeful. I've even seen people teaching others how to do presentations not actually practicing what they are preaching while they are doing it! Lots of room for improvement there!

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Ed Bernacki is now contributing to a Challenge Experiment with Crowdsourcing in Education

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Ed Bernacki commented on the Challenge Experiment with Crowdsourcing in Education

I was an outside lecturer on innovation in Adelaide. I was also a conference speaker and led many workshops. A student said the biggest problem with her university professions is that they do not know how to teach. As she said, her primary school teachers had university degrees in teaching whereas profs can have a PhD in anything but teaching.  As an observer of other lecturers, I was pretty shocked by terrible powerpoint slides, no engagement, and so on.  Just a thought. 

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Ed Bernacki is now contributing to a Challenge Academy Workshop: Managing Innovation and Collaborative Problem Solving

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Ed Bernacki commented on the Challenge Academy Workshop: Managing Innovation and Collaborative Problem Solving

Your focus on collaborative problem-solving cannot be separated from the problem solvers.  I suggest you explore some issues -- do people think alike? Obviously, no...how do you recognize the cognitive diversity within individuals and harness this to solve the problems?  So much of the innovation and problem-solving work ignores 40 years of research and literature on cognitive style by people like Min Basadur or Dr M Kirton.  Collaboration must be more than getting along.  Effective use of this work leads to opportunities for cognitive discrimination -- picking the people best suited to a solve a particular problem. 

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Steve Parker commented on the Challenge Experiment with Crowdsourcing in Education

Thanks for your comment, Peter. I think you echo the views of many academics who feel that this evolution towards separating the two is not the best way forward.

What do others here think?

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Peter Grimbeek is now contributing to a Challenge Experiment with Crowdsourcing in Education

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Peter Grimbeek commented on the Challenge Experiment with Crowdsourcing in Education

No longer teaching anyone anything but my recollection of teaching and research in the university system is that teacher academics (i.e., those not engaged in research) tended to be regarded as second-class citizens. And universities that focused on teaching primarily (with research not so highly supported) tended to be regarded as second-class universities. Not sure how one gets around this emphasis on the primacy of research (i.e., knowledge production) in such settings.

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Peter Grimbeek is now contributing to a Challenge Addressing the Wicked Problems in Public Policy

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Peter Grimbeek commented on the Challenge Addressing the Wicked Problems in Public Policy

A recurring observation about the public sector is that public servants tend to speak with one another when formulating policy as opposed to speaking with members and representatives of the general public. As pointed out by Lisa Geraghty, this tendency might be influenced by the lack of time and money to engage more deeply with those outside of the public service.

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Steve Parker commented on the Challenge Experiment with Crowdsourcing in Education

Thanks for your comments so far, everyone.

I invite you, now, to contribute to brainstorming in response to this specific question:

What are the most significant challenges you face as a teacher?
 
To add your ideas (and see others, provide pros and cons arguments, and vote for any you would support), please click on this link.
 
Looking forward to your ideas!
 
Steve
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Jona Nalder is now contributing to a Challenge Experiment with Crowdsourcing in Education

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Jona Nalder commented on the Challenge Experiment with Crowdsourcing in Education

Definitely keen to enagage with this topic also as it moves forward - getting Educators to open up and share (and from there to other disciplines also) is a key  way to introduce the new ideas learners need smile

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Lewe Atkinson is now contributing to a Challenge The MindHive Book

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Lewe Atkinson is now contributing to a Challenge Addressing the Wicked Problems in Public Policy

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Michael DONEMAN is now contributing to a Challenge Promoting Intercultural Discussion

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Alexandra McCallum commented on the Challenge Experiment with Crowdsourcing in Education

This all sounds very interesting - no doubt you have opportunities to hear about your colleges research through lunch time presentations etc. But my thought is: how could these be made more useful to you as a "teaching specialist". IE - are workload issues preventing you from attending such events, would you like other ways to engage (as part of a discussion group where you could add your perspective, or by exposing your students to the research process), or in working on curriculum development projects are highly engaged with new work.

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Nick Burnett commented on the Challenge Academy Workshop: Managing Innovation and Collaborative Problem Solving

Hi Amanda - yes interesting question - I guess I'd like to know more about what you're best hopes for participants would be from attending the workshop.

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Alexandra McCallum is now contributing to a Challenge Promoting Intercultural Discussion

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Alexandra McCallum commented on the Challenge Promoting Intercultural Discussion

Hi Bob! Thanks for getting the conversation started. So sorry for the delay. I guess I was thinking about the ways in which communities of all kinds often have conversations in parallel - and therefore miss out on each others expertise. I was wondering whether mindhive provides an opportunity to reframe consultation processes - which often leave people feeling exhausted - to a process of identifying and tapping into expertise. I feel like I do this offline and have been musing about whether it may be harder or easier on this platform.

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Alexandra McCallum commented on the Challenge Promoting Intercultural Discussion

Hi Bob! So sorry for the delay getting back to you. I'm very interested in your participatory work. Sounds like we have a lot in common. I guess I was thinking specifically about Mindhive harnessing the power of different communities - who often run conversations in parallel and therefore miss out on each other's expertise. I was thinking - is there the potential for Mindhive to reframe top down consultation processes - which often leave communities feeling exhausted - as a process of finding and connecting expertise. In which ways is this easier or more difficult to do online? Any thoughts about the engagement?

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Amanda Martin commented on the Challenge Academy Workshop: Managing Innovation and Collaborative Problem Solving

Hi Corine we will get details out soon

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Amanda Martin commented on the Challenge Academy Workshop: Managing Innovation and Collaborative Problem Solving

Hi Corina, we will get some ideas out soon, warm regards Amanda

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Amanda Martin commented on the Challenge Academy Workshop: Managing Innovation and Collaborative Problem Solving

Will do Danny

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Amanda Martin commented on the Challenge Academy Workshop: Managing Innovation and Collaborative Problem Solving

will do Danny

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Amanda Martin commented on the Challenge Academy Workshop: Managing Innovation and Collaborative Problem Solving

Hi Nick

I'm really interested in the role of education and its development - we are still developing the scope of the workshop, is there anything you would like to see included in the workshop

 

warm regards

Amanda

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Amanda Martin commented on the Challenge Academy Workshop: Managing Innovation and Collaborative Problem Solving

Hi Nick, thanks for being interested in this workshop - we are still developing the scope of the workshop, is there anything you would like to see included?

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Amanda Martin commented on the Challenge Academy Workshop: Managing Innovation and Collaborative Problem Solving

Hi Paul, that's a big agenda, although I do agree that policy significantly influences the economy my best eg is Superannuation.

So, is there anything you would like to see included in the workshop which we're still developing?

 

warm regard

 

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Amanda Martin commented on the Challenge Academy Workshop: Managing Innovation and Collaborative Problem Solving

Hi Paul, that's a big agenda, although I do agree that policy significantly influences the economy my best eg is Superannuation.

So, is there anything you would like to see included in the workshop which we're still developing?

 

warm regard

Amanda

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Amanda Martin commented on the Challenge Academy Workshop: Managing Innovation and Collaborative Problem Solving

Hi Nola I've had the opportunity to work with communities in the Cape, Ipswich and Thomastown in Victoria, as well as working on policy projects, so I can begin to understand what you mean.  One of my mates runs the Puuya Foundation in Queensland and she has taught me a lot about how to engage with community. 

Having said all that, we are still developing the scope of the workshop - is there any idea/method/tool/ etc that you think would be useful to include?

 

Amanda

 
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