Task 10: Schools that learn

Hello there! I am Celia and I am the translator role this week. My work consisted of choosing the five most important words of this activity. Hope this post teaches you something new!

Organizations that learn: It is a counterfactual model that provide ideas, processes and strategies to orientate how the educational centers can learn, and at the same time to explain why, in so many occasions, they do not do it. The organizations that learn do not learn just to learn but their main goal is to create committed and participative people that pursuing common purposes and that they try to develop more efficient ways to reach those goals, adapting to the requests of the environment.

Distributed cognition: Explains well how knowledge can be distributed among the groups. Each member of the group is specialized in a function that passes the group and, in that sense, the total capacity of the group is distributed among the members. The contextual relationships in which the members work, cooperating around common projects in professional communities, are also very important.

Individual learning: It is very important that the organizations have individual learning as much as to have learning in groups and in teams. The teachers in this case need to be apprentice and learn as much as possible because the organizations need teacher that are not conformist and they try to learn new concepts every day, so in that case they can give to their students a better training. This definition along the distributed cognition constitute the Learning of the Organization.

Teaching teams (Equipos Docentes): It is an organizational unity which mediates between the educational center and the classrooms, along with the departments. The teaching staff that is working whether in the teaching teams or in the departments are in charge of working together to translate the educational options, values and purposes of the school. It is very important that every single educational center have teaching teams and departments to coordinate everything related to the school and the teaching because without it the school would be immersed in a chaos.

Speed Learning: It is a teaching method in which the class is divided into groups to present their work, while somebody of the group is presenting their work, the rest of the team have to go to see the works of the others groups of the class and so on. The time is around five to ten minutes that is why it is called “speed learning” and the class is distributed in the best possible way for the learning to happen. This teaching method is very interesting because you get to see the works of your classmates, compare the work you have done to the work they have done, see different perspectives of the work and the most important thing is that you learn from this experience.

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