Reading Presentation 6-24-13

Essential Questions:

  1. What key mindsets do teachers need to adopt that will allow them to prepare students for their learning futures?
  2. What key mindsets do teachers need to adopt that will enable them to integrate technologies successfully in their classrooms?
  3. How can teachers integrate these mindsets into their work?


Outsourcing the mind – Gerd Gigerenzer

A Small Price to Pay – Stephen Kosslyn


In decision theory and general systems theory, a mindset is a set of assumptions, methods, or notations held by one or more people or groups of people that is so established that it creates a powerful incentive within these people or groups to continue to adopt or accept prior behaviors, choices, or tools. This phenomenon is also sometimes described as mental inertia, “groupthink”, or a “paradigm”, and it is often difficult to counteract its effects upon analysis and decision making processes. On the positive side a mindset can also be seen as incident of a person’s Weltanschauung or philosophy of life. For example there has been quite some interest in the typical mindset of an entrepreneur.

Tug-Of-War Padlet   “Should schools be more like Google in their approach? ” Has thinking and learning changed?  Is it worth the “price” we might have to pay later?



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