Expand your thinking in the digital world

This session will have participants inquire, think and experiment about how they can make their thinking visible in the digital world. Using thinking routines and a personal inquiry, they will be exploring the skillset, mindset and toolset that it could take to expand their own thinking in the digital world, as well as to develop an online culture of thinking and creating in their own school.

More and more schools value thinking and conceptual understanding as the core elements of any learning process. New protocols or routines inspired by Harvard Project Zero or School Reform Initiative have been introduced, generating new interactions between all the members of the school community to foster deeper thinking and learning. At the same time, blended learning has also become a widespread practice, even though it is sometimes limited to sharing a materials, resources and class home learning. Often, there is little continuity between changing the culture of a school and matching this change in the digital world. So how could our digital space mirror this cultural and pedagogical change to develop a culture of thinking there too?

Outcomes

  • Explore the different mindset, skillset and toolset which are used to create this online culture.
  • Identify areas where participants could take action
  • Define, share and choose strategies to make their thinking visible in a creative and effective way.

About Stéphane

As a child, Stéphane had never dreamed about living in Luxembourg and being an IT Facilitator. At that time, he had no idea where Luxembourg was and what IT meant. However, what he knew was that he wanted to discover what was outside his hometown of Lyon. That’s probably why he got later a phD in Human Geography for which he became a research fellow in South Africa for the IRD. Back to France, he lectured at the university before his family took the decision to change their life and move to China where he taught social sciences in an international school. In his daily teaching, he started to integrate more and more Technology in an organic way and he noticed how it did amplify student learning when it was not designed to be “a simple add-on”. Later, he moved to Luxembourg and has been participating to a UNODC programme, being a member of COETAIL and has become very enthusiastic about Project Zero’s cultures of thinking. Stéphane is always very curious about all the new possibilities to make thinking and learning visible in a digital, collaborative, creative, meaningful, authentic and original way. Reimagining how we learn just never stops and that is the beauty of it.

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