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Life-Wide Learning

Amal Network, Tel Aviv, Israel

Why do teachers and students stay indoors to teach and learn, when they could go outside and interact with the community and surroundings of the school?
Shakespeare said, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” We say – All the world is a classroom and all of us merely students.

Hello! We are teachers from the Amal Educational Network in Israel. our network has about 100 educational institutions across the country, including high schools, junior high schools and colleges, with a total enrollment of over 40,000 students.
Amal is motivated by a vision of innovation and entrepreneurship, and is constantly developing and experimenting with new tools, pedagogies, and practices.
Today, we invite you to join us on an exciting journey to Learn Your Life. The journey begins with our online course on location- and community-based learning – “Life-Wide Learning.”

Through our course, you would learn how to teach your students using the streets, houses, neighborhoods and people’s stories, all around them. Exploring the world around using Life-Wide Learning, you will discover the invisible history, knowledge, stories, and culture of their immediate surroundings, using a simple technology that everyone has on his own cellphone/tablet. This will immerse the learners in their community, city history, and even their own family history.

As you can see, in a simple, yet effective six-steps model, your students will research the history of the community and make it accessible, free of charge, via cell phones to the community, giving back the invisible, once forgotten stories.
By giving voice to things otherwise overlooked in the public space, you will have the chance to personally affect the community itself, and enable a bottom-up process; the students’ content filters up into the urban public space. By discovering their ability to influence and interact with the urban fabric, this type of learning not only fosters the students’ sense of belonging and pride to their school and city, but also pride in having been able to give back to the community.

And What invisible voices does your city evoke? Lets explore it together!

The Team members:
Refaella Ballas – Team leader
Sigal Almi-Melman , Hagai Geffen, Maayan Nelson, Nurit Dekalo, Amos Raban, Shai Nisan, Or Menachem

Chapter 1 – Lifewide learning with the Amal Educational Network

We are teachers from the Amal Educational Network. We wish to offer you a course using location and community based learning. Through our course, you will teach your students using merely the streets, houses, neighborhoods and people’s stories all around them, using digital technology. We call it “Lifewide learning”. In this chapter, we will introduce the rational, and some inspirational examples.

Chapter 2 – “Lifewide Learning” Model (User’s Guide A)

In the previous chapter we demonstrated the concept of “LifeWide Learning” and presented a few inspirational examples. We ended with an investigation of the place you have decided to focus on. Now, we will introduce the Livewide model, within six practical steps.
First, we will watch a video that provides an overview of the research process steps, then we will explain each step in details.

In the video:

  • Step 1 – Choosing the place
  • Step 2 – Initial testing and planning
  • Step 3 – Research
  • Step 4 – Information processing

Chapter 3 – “Lifewide Learning” Model (User’s Guide B)

How Do You Do That? In this chapter we will focus on possible final outcomes of “Lifewide Learning.” “User’s Guide Part 2” is dealing with the Product Components

In the Video:

  • Step 5 – Preparing the final product

Chapter 4 – Reflection and Evaluation

In this chapter – we would like to integrate Multiple Intelligence – into an evaluation indicator, and reflection feedback.

In the Video:

  • Step 6 – Reflection and Evaluation

Contact Person: Ella

Email: Ella@amalnet.k12.il

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Total Avg Rating: 4.85 out of 5 with based on 5 rating(s)

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Review Avarage: ( 4.65 out of 5 )

November 8, 2017 4:52 pm2 weeks ago
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Your name and school (optional): - Re-Design
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First of all, the courses uploaded on edumission share almost the same vision - I can say this with great joy, because the feeling I am not alone (or should I say "we" are not alone) in our endeavour of freeing education is awesome.... I would have some thoughts which match all of the proposals: we all think that providing the right environment, the right people - better as facilitators than as "teachers" - and the freedom of choice for the kids are the best solutions to educate them. Self awareness and consciousness should be the "fields" of study and it is clear that these are the greatest accomplishments for a human being and they should be pursued from the very beginning.

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Review Avarage: ( 4.65 out of 5 )

September 29, 2017 5:45 pm2 months ago
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Your name and school (optional): - lisa - escola comunitária cirandas
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I ve learned that using the technology in pedagogy is very important and urgent - Do you apply this method to small children 6 to 10 years old? - Congratulations!

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Review Avarage: ( 5 out of 5 )

September 27, 2017 8:00 am2 months ago
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Your name and school (optional): - testush
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Review Avarage: ( 5 out of 5 )

September 20, 2017 4:46 pm2 months ago
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Your name and school (optional): - Sandra Tonidandel - Colégio Dante Alighieri
Comment:

Significant The presence of students in the comunity and their ability to transform the environment The education for peace. Question How was the evaluation of the project? To the course team: Congratulations, beautiful work!

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Review Avarage: ( 5 out of 5 )

September 19, 2017 6:21 pm2 months ago
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Your name and school (optional): - Agrupamento de Escolas Virgínia Moura - Guimarães - Portugal
Comment:

What we consider most significant in this project was the fact that students can extend the learning space to the outside of the classroom, learning through research and creating a platform where they can make the local culture known to everyone in general. We would like to ask the following questions: - What is the impact of this project on the students' school results? - Have there been significant improvements in student success, from which started this methodology? In what areas of knowledge?