This report (16 page PDF) explores how deeper learning competencies apply to the workplace through an analysis of the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) database. The deeper learning competencies include such things as learning to learn, critical thinking, academic mindset, collaboration and communication. The deep learning competencies were required in all 301 occupations evaluated, especially necessary in those occupations with a "bright" outlook. According to the authors, this " validates the idea that employees still need a range of skills and competencies even if they already have extensive content knowledge."
We teach children about numbers, but how do people come to know what numbers are, given that they are abstract? There must be some process of learning that takes place. This paper explores this problem, offers several alternative accounts of what a number is, and argues that the concept of a number can be learned by learning to recognize the size of a set or collection of entities.
There are no real surprises in this report (despite what this summary says) but it offers a useful refocus on learner needs and preferences in mobile learning (27 page PDF). "Personalised content selections that reduce the mass of available information to the items most useful to the individual learner, are increasingly important... The timeliness and accuracy of content is still vital. However, the form that the content takes, the ease of use and the ability to find the short, sharp piece of content, which is relevant to the individual, is even more crucial."
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