DAY 6 Saturday April 1st
As I reflected on the history of my own pedagogical thinking and practices over a 40 year career (but actually the whole of my self-aware life) it began to dawn on me that I could see parallels between the way my pedagogical thinking and practice has evolved with the way Jackie Gerstein (1) described the way education has evolved using the 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 evolutionary metaphor. I was inspired by her vision to add to it (2) with an article on the evolution of creativity and learning ecologies reasoning that if her vision was valid all sorts of other things that are connected to education must also evolve.
Gerstein's evolutionary model demands that teachers' pedagogical thinking evolves in order for educational practices to change. I was inspired by her vision which seemed to make a lot of sense for what I had observed and experienced so I wrote and published an article on Linked in adapting Gerstein's ideas to the evolution of creativity and learning ecologies.
What has changed this week is that because I have taken the time to map the evolution of my own pedagogical thinking and practices in the various contexts I have deployed them over my career, I can now see more clearly how my thinking and practices have changed in a way that is entirely in tune with Gerstein's model. Perhaps this suggests that the biggest influence on my formation and development as a teacher who helps others learn, is the change in the world around me and my fundamental connectivity to that change.
So the new insight I have gained from thinking about and documenting my personal pedagogy is summarised in this picture. While there is a sense of chronology as we move from 1.0 pedagogical thinking through 2.0 to 3.0, it does not mean that 2.0 thinking replaces 1.0 and 3.0 replaces 2.0, rather it means that 3.0 thinking complements and extends 2.0 and 1.0 pedagogical thinking. In other words all these pedagogical ways of thinking and practising co-exist in the same person - me.
1) Gerstein J (2014) Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0 in L M Blaschke, C Kenyon, and S Hase (Eds) Experiences in Self-Determined Learning Available on line at: https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/author/jackiegerstein/
2) Jackson N J (2014) Evolution of Creativity in Higher Education 1.0, 2.0 & 3.0https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20141205204930-139815764-education-creativity-ecology-1-0-2-0-3-0 Published on December 5, 2014