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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Learning with passion for personalised learning

Will Richardson made a very interesting comment  during at the Online Connectivism Conference. He said that learning today can be “passion-based and deeply personalized.”

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I do, of course, agree with him. Especially since I in several years have argued the importance of learning as a passion passionated learning and personalization in my daily missions and tasks here at my work and in my local, regional, national and international networks and missions for several years and it goes along with personalized or individualized learning. Several others as Chavous in Huffingtonpost argues also about the needs of Passionate Curiosity for Learning and he says:
It's widely agreed that a quality education is the foundation of one's success in life. 

Angelamaiers also argues and use to blog about passion driven learning, but also passion driven leadership.  The 25th of January 2012 she wrote about the 5C´s of Passion driven Leadership. The 5 C´s are Comfort, Clarity, Capacity, Credibility and Courage.

“Passion is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without passion.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Will Richardson argues further Since we  have rejected traditional classrooms where students are treated as empty vessels and embraced learning that is learner-centred, passion needs to acquire an important status in education. However, still colleagues seems to be concerned with outcomes and expectations, and so are evaluation and quality assurance methods and systems as well.  So, how can educators help young people and student  (or anyone, for that matter) find and pursue their passion?
To facilitate and to be engaged in genuine passion we need to give our students the freedom to learn and engage with ideas that they find relevant and important. Especially we as educators need to  step out of what is referred to as the Comfort Zone of Content. As educators, we need to step outside our comfort zone of content  and to stop feeding our students with content, but instead create passionating learning environments  and  to create interesting and passioning  context.
In educational settings we will learn from and with each other. Caring is Sharing, Sharing is Caring.


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