Teacher Collaboration/Teacher Resources

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Examples of Wikis used in the classroom

USA (Georgia): Wiki-Wiki Teaching Art of Using Wiki

Australia: Teach and Learn Sydney Institute

Oregon: Tech Tips

High School:Global Warming

High School-Massachusetts: Chemistry

High School-Hong Kong: English

High School-Norway: English

Grade 8-Pennsylvania: Grade 8

Grade 8--Korea: History

Jr. High-UK: Geography

USA [California]: Middle School

USA (Colorado): Middle School Utopia

Malaysia: Health - Grade 6

USA (Wisconsin):Math/Sci

USA (Missouri]: Grade 3

Collected Responses on the following Definitions

Teaching versus Training

  1. Teaching vs training is secondary to the relationship between 'teacher' and 'student' who both exist in a social context that must be included in the process. Who is 'teacher' and who is 'student'? It is a reciprocal relationship. When I instruct my children in, well anything, I usually learn patience and practice creative ways of motivating or explaining. When my children taught me skateboarding terminology I learned to listen.
  2. When five of us, teachers, in the Department of Lifesciences, Sophia College, Mumbai, India were given a choice to conduct Neurobiology Masters program, though it was looking formidable to do so along with our undergraduate teaching, we did not want to leave it. This was because we knew then, in the late 80s, that Neuroscience is where action is going to be (along with perhaps, in Developmental Biology. We were not far off the mark, if you count the Nobel prizes!). None of us then were specialized in Neurobiology either. Still we chose to take the responsibility of conducting this program in a college on behalf of the 140 years old University of Mumbai! Our mind was clear: we would develop a program of Teaching-Learning through Hands-on Research. The area of Neuroscience being vast, we decided to take up 5 different areas to ask questions that could be addressed by simple model systems. We, the mentors, learned along with our students and weekly presentations by groups shared each one's exploits and weaknesses. Two Five-monthly peer-teaching teaching-learning workshops allowed to teach each other the techniques acquired by each group under the mentor. Today we are recognized as a strong group in Neuroscience Education in the country (India). We did not know that our method has a name: ako!
  3. The concept of ako in te reo Maori is of course the same as the concept a'o in Samoan. This is the root word for a'oa'o (to learn), a'oga or a'oa'oga(learning) and where the teacher is faia'oga (fai-to make/create and a'oga-learning).
  4. Teaching is providing the concrete cognitive requirements where training is defining a skill already learned.
  5. Teaching is to make students/learners to acquire a simplified knowledge that the teacher has already gathered through his/her education and experience. But, the training is to make the teacher an effective transporter of that acquired knowledge or skills.
  6. I think that Ummed's description fits my understanding of the difference between teaching and training. While teaching involves the development of more cognitive capabilities, training is oriented towards more psychomotor skills. Having said that, I must also add that these definitions ted to have cultural connotations: when we are facilitating learning of some subjects with theoretical orientation, we say we are teaching, meanwhile when facilitation involves the acquisition of technical skills we say it is a training procedure. Recall that in the college, we 'teach' students the sociological and historical foundations of education; while we 'train' them to develop lesson plans and design simple teaching aids.I hope to learn more from this collaborative.
  7. I completely agree that teaching is your skill to make a concept as simple as possible for the others (learners) to understand while training is learning this methodology of making things simpler. Teaching is simplifying course content to cater the need of the students. Training is to teach how to do the above mentioned task.
  8. I think training is guiding the trainee to perform or acquire (a) certain skill(s). In most cases, trainees themselves choose which skills to learn.These are skills the trainee needs to apply in their lives to meet their immediate needs, to improve their livelihoods. Teaching in communicating some information to the leaner to enable the learner to move to higher levels of knowledge in the respective fields of achievement.
  9. See also Modules
    1. Transferring skills
    2. Transferring information
    3. Transferring knowledge
    4. Stimulating wisdom
    5. Encouraging
    6. Awareness raising
    7. Mobilizing
    8. Organizing
    9. Getting them to think for themselves
    10. Allocating accreditation
  10. I do not think it is so easy. The difference is not so black and white. We are teachers; we are trainers. We are role models. We instill morals. We rearrange information to present it. When we collaborate with others, we need to know what their purposes are.
  11. Teaching is simplifying course content to cater the need of the students. Training is to teach how to do the above mentioned task
  12. Teaching is related with mostly cognitive aspects whereas training is related with psychomotor aspects which is related with skills
  • I would say that this is one of the most thoughtful, interesting, stimulating and useful papers on this topic. I agree that the distinction between education and training is far less important than the difference between a one way process (filling vessels) and a two way process (dialectics). Training has become a two way street for me, It serves to remind me how much an opportunity it is to belong to this vibrant community, and to meet and share ideas wth people like this.--Phil Bartle 03:07, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

Following links were provided

On Education vs. Training Dr. Woodle Flowers, Pappalardo Professor Emeritius, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The commodification of education is a serious concern, where students attend only to get their "union ticket," for instance, certification for getting a job rather than a deeper understanding of our world around us. This puts a new light on it.