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<p style="margin:0;background-color:#ddcef2;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #afa3bf;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><span>News & features</span></p>
 
<p style="margin:0;background-color:#f5f1ff;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #afa3bf;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.0em 0.0em;"><span>News</span></p>
 
[[The schome-NAGTY Teen Second Life Pilot]] keeps growing.... <small>[[The Schome Park bliki|Find out more ...]]</small>
 
  
'''[[Breaking News]] section updated when news comes in.'''
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<p style="margin:0;background-color:#ddcef2;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:3px solid #856FB3;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><span>Schome - Research into transformative education systems</span></p>
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Schome is an ongoing research initiative which is working to develop a 'fit for purpose' education system for society today. We are working on developing a system which will support people learning throughout their lives, from the cradle to the grave. Unlike other initiatives to transform education, the Schome Initiative takes the view that you needed to start with a vision of the ideal education system that would genuinely meet the needs of society and individuals in the 21st century, unconstrained by preconceptions of existing education systems.
  
<b>Logging in to the wiki and the forum</b> - use your schome community forum username and password to login to both the wiki and the forum. When registering for the first time for the forum or wiki you should [http://schome.open.ac.uk/forum/index.php?action=register use the forum registration system].
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* [[Schome|Introduction to Schome]]
<p style="margin:0;background-color:#f5f1ff;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #afa3bf;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.0em 0.0em;"><span>Poll of the month</span></p>
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* [[Aims of education|The aims of education]]
[http://schome.open.ac.uk/forum/index.php?topic=439.0 Vote in our current 'Poll of the month']: where do you go to get the latest Schome News? -  and check out the results of the [http://schome.open.ac.uk/forum/index.php?board=22.0 previous polls] <br>
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* [[The schome vision|Visions of future education]]
  
<p style="margin:0;background-color:#f5f1ff;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #afa3bf;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.0em 0.0em;"><span>Feature</span></p>
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[[Schome Initiative strategy Oct-08|Contribute to our strategic thinking]]
Find out what is happening on [[The schome-NAGTY Teen Second Life Pilot]] by visiting [[The Schome Park bliki]], or join the discussions in [http://schome.open.ac.uk/forum the schome community forum].
 
  
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<p style="margin:0;background-color:#ddcef2;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:3px solid #856FB3;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><span>Publications related to Schome</span></p>
  
[[Image:Schome Park hanging out 07-03-36.jpg|center|350px]] <br />
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The Schome initiative has, to date, published 28 peer-reviewed books, book chapters and journal papers, as well as many conference presentations, posters, reports and newsletters. For links to these, see [[Schome publications]]. For Schome videos visit our [http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL568102A90C58F361&feature=plcp YouTube playlist] <br>
 
 
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<p style="margin:0;background-color:#ddcef2;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #afa3bf;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><span>Wiki sitemap</span></p>
 
<p style="margin:0;background-color:#f5f1ff;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #afa3bf;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.0em 0.0em;"><span>schome</span></p>
 
* [[Schome|Intro & overview]]
 
* [[The schome community]]
 
* [[Aims of education]]
 
* [[The schome vision|Visions]]
 
** [[The Aspire Pilot]]
 
  
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See [[Schome publications|the Schome Publications page]] for a list of publications related to the Schome Initiative. The most recent ones include:
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*Gillen, J. (2014) Digital Literacies.  London: Routledge.
<p style="margin:0;background-color:#f5f1ff;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #afa3bf;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.0em 0.0em;"><span>Education</span></p>
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*Ferguson, R., Gillen, J., Peachey, A., & Twining, P. (2013). '''The strength of cohesive ties: discursive construction of an online learning community'''. In M. Childs, & A. Peachey (Eds.), Understanding Learning in Virtual Worlds (pp. 83-100). London, Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht: Springer.
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*Ferguson, Rebecca (2012). '''Death of an avatar: implications of presence for learners and educators in virtual worlds'''. Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds, 4(2) 137-152.
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*Gillen, J., Ferguson, R., Peachey, A., & Twining, P. (2012) '''Seeking planning permission to build a Gothic cathedral on a virtual island'''. In G. Merchant, J. Gillen, J. Marsh & J. Davies (eds) Virtual literacies: interactive spaces for children and young people. New York: Routledge.
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*Gillen, J., Ferguson, R., Peachey, A. & Twining, P. (2012) '''Distributed cognition in a virtual world'''. Language and Education.26 (2) 151-167.
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*Gillen, J. (2012) '''Archaeology in a virtual world: Schome Park'''. In R. Jones (ed.) Discourse and Creativity.pp. 191-210. Harlow: Pearson.
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<span>Close of Schome Park</span></p>
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[[Image:The_end_of_the_world_as_we_know_it.jpg|500px|center]]‎
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<p style="margin:0;background-color:#ddcef2;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:3px solid #856FB3;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><span>The Open University</span></p>
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The Schome Programme was led and hosted by The Open University. For information on Open University virtual worlds activies, see [http://www.open.ac.uk/virtualworlds/ The Open University's virtual worlds pages].
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<p style="margin:0;background-color:#ddcef2;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:3px solid #856FB3;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><span>Examples of Schome Project outputs</span></p>
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[[The_Schome_Park_Programme | '''From the Schome Park Programme:''']]
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My Schome magazine, issue 1 [http://cortez.open.ac.uk/schome/publications/MySchome-Edition-1.pdf as a pdf file (17Mb)] <br>
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My Schome magazine, issue 1 [http://www.schome.ac.uk/downloads/MySchome-Edition-1.zip as a zip file (11Mb)]<br>
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My Schome magazine, issue 2 [http://cortez.open.ac.uk/schome/publications/MySchome-Edition-2.pdf as a pdf file (1.2Mb)]. <br>
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[http://kn.open.ac.uk/public/document.cfm?docid=11629 Satellite proposal] <br>
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[http://www.schome.ac.uk/blog Mars' poster of the satellite project]
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<p style="margin:0;background-color:#CAE1FF;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:3px solid #0000CD;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><span>[http://EdFutures.net EdFutures.net]</span></p>
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[[Image:Edfutures logo2.jpg|150px|left]] [http://edfutures.net EdFutures.net] is dedicated to helping change our current education system from within, to make it fit for the 21st century. It complements Schome which aims to create an education system fit for the 21st century from 'a clean sheet'.
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<p style="margin:0;background-color:#ddcef2;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:3px solid #856FB3;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><span>What is the Schome Park Programme?</span></p>
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The Schome Park Programme consisted of a series of research projects, which set out to extend thinking about what education systems might be like. It ran from March 2007 until October 2008. Nearly two hundred 13 to 17 year olds, and around 50 adults, have had some level of involvement with the programme which used our ‘closed’ island(s) in Teen Second Life™ virtual world alongside this wiki and the [http://www.schome.ac.uk/forum Schome forum].
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<p style="margin:0;background-color:#ddcef2;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:3px solid #856FB3;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><span>Schome on iTunes</span></p>
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A video of Schome Park is available on iTunesU, which can be accessed via www.open.ac.uk/itunes/
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This Open University video shows a member of staff (Fox) interviewing a student (Vibia) in world, in the Time Explorers area of our island on the Teen Grid of Second Life.
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The video can be found in the 'Exploring teaching and learning in real and virtual worlds' collection. Track 4 - Virtual worlds: Schome Park.
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Also available (track 3) is a video of two of the staff of the project on the Open University islands on the SL Grid. Track 3 - Virtual Worlds: The OU in Second Life
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<p style="margin:0;background-color:#ddcef2;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:3px solid #856FB3;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><span>Schome and Second Life</span></p>
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* [[Schome & Second Life]]
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* [[Second Life help]]
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* [[SchomeBase overview|SchomeBase, our island in Second Life]]
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* [[Schome Park overview|Schome Park, our Teen Grid island]]
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* [[the SchomeBase bliki|SchomeBase bliki]]
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* [[The Schome Park bliki|Schome Park bliki]]
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* [[SPii_Bliki|SPii bliki: current events in world]]
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* [[The schome-NAGTY Teen Second Life Pilot]]
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* [[Virtual worlds]]
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* [[Schome_Timeline|Schome Park timeline]]
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<p style="margin:0;background-color:#ddcef2;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:3px solid #856FB3;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><span>Education</span></p>
 
* [[Educational approaches]]
 
* [[Educational approaches]]
 
* [[Education systems by country]]
 
* [[Education systems by country]]
 
* [[Educational thinkers]]
 
* [[Educational thinkers]]
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* [[Innovative schools]]
 
* [[The assessment problem]]
 
* [[The assessment problem]]
 
* [[Role of ICT|The role of ICT]]
 
* [[Role of ICT|The role of ICT]]
<p style="margin:0;background-color:#f5f1ff;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #afa3bf;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.0em 0.0em;"><span>[[Second Life sitemap|Second Life]]</span></p>
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* [[Becta research projects]]
* [[Schome & Second Life]]
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* [http://minecraftedu.com/wiki/index.php?title=Real-world_Examples/ Resources and links on the use of Minecraft to support education and learning]
* [[Second Life help]]
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[[Category:Schome]]
<p style="margin:0;background-color:#f5f1ff;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #afa3bf;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.0em 0.0em;"><span>[[SchomeBase sitemap|SchomeBase]] (Our island in Second Life)</span></p>
 
* [[SchomeBase overview|Intro & overview]]
 
* [[The SchomeBase bliki]]
 
<p style="margin:0;background-color:#f5f1ff;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #afa3bf;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.0em 0.0em;"><span>[[Schome Park sitemap|Schome Park]] (Our island in Teen Second Life)</span></p>
 
* [[Schome Park overview|Intro & overview]]
 
* [[The Schome Park bliki]]
 
* [[The schome-NAGTY Teen Second Life Pilot]]
 
<p style="margin:0;background-color:#f5f1ff;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #afa3bf;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.0em 0.0em;"><span>Using the wiki ...</span></p>
 
* [[Help:Contents|Guidelines and help]]
 
* [[Bliki index#Home educators' blikis|Home Educators' blikis]]
 
* [[Nature trails]]
 
* [[Storybuilders]]
 
* [[Book Reviews]]
 
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Latest revision as of 09:09, 11 September 2018

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Schome - Research into transformative education systems

Schome is an ongoing research initiative which is working to develop a 'fit for purpose' education system for society today. We are working on developing a system which will support people learning throughout their lives, from the cradle to the grave. Unlike other initiatives to transform education, the Schome Initiative takes the view that you needed to start with a vision of the ideal education system that would genuinely meet the needs of society and individuals in the 21st century, unconstrained by preconceptions of existing education systems.

Contribute to our strategic thinking

Publications related to Schome

The Schome initiative has, to date, published 28 peer-reviewed books, book chapters and journal papers, as well as many conference presentations, posters, reports and newsletters. For links to these, see Schome publications. For Schome videos visit our YouTube playlist

See the Schome Publications page for a list of publications related to the Schome Initiative. The most recent ones include:

  • Gillen, J. (2014) Digital Literacies. London: Routledge.
  • Ferguson, R., Gillen, J., Peachey, A., & Twining, P. (2013). The strength of cohesive ties: discursive construction of an online learning community. In M. Childs, & A. Peachey (Eds.), Understanding Learning in Virtual Worlds (pp. 83-100). London, Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Ferguson, Rebecca (2012). Death of an avatar: implications of presence for learners and educators in virtual worlds. Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds, 4(2) 137-152.
  • Gillen, J., Ferguson, R., Peachey, A., & Twining, P. (2012) Seeking planning permission to build a Gothic cathedral on a virtual island. In G. Merchant, J. Gillen, J. Marsh & J. Davies (eds) Virtual literacies: interactive spaces for children and young people. New York: Routledge.
  • Gillen, J., Ferguson, R., Peachey, A. & Twining, P. (2012) Distributed cognition in a virtual world. Language and Education.26 (2) 151-167.
  • Gillen, J. (2012) Archaeology in a virtual world: Schome Park. In R. Jones (ed.) Discourse and Creativity.pp. 191-210. Harlow: Pearson.

Close of Schome Park

The end of the world as we know it.jpg

The Open University

The Schome Programme was led and hosted by The Open University. For information on Open University virtual worlds activies, see The Open University's virtual worlds pages.

Examples of Schome Project outputs

From the Schome Park Programme:

My Schome magazine, issue 1 as a pdf file (17Mb)
My Schome magazine, issue 1 as a zip file (11Mb)
My Schome magazine, issue 2 as a pdf file (1.2Mb).
Satellite proposal
Mars' poster of the satellite project


EdFutures.net

Edfutures logo2.jpg
EdFutures.net is dedicated to helping change our current education system from within, to make it fit for the 21st century. It complements Schome which aims to create an education system fit for the 21st century from 'a clean sheet'.

What is the Schome Park Programme?

Schomepromo.jpg

The Schome Park Programme consisted of a series of research projects, which set out to extend thinking about what education systems might be like. It ran from March 2007 until October 2008. Nearly two hundred 13 to 17 year olds, and around 50 adults, have had some level of involvement with the programme which used our ‘closed’ island(s) in Teen Second Life™ virtual world alongside this wiki and the Schome forum.

Schome on iTunes

A video of Schome Park is available on iTunesU, which can be accessed via www.open.ac.uk/itunes/ This Open University video shows a member of staff (Fox) interviewing a student (Vibia) in world, in the Time Explorers area of our island on the Teen Grid of Second Life. The video can be found in the 'Exploring teaching and learning in real and virtual worlds' collection. Track 4 - Virtual worlds: Schome Park. Also available (track 3) is a video of two of the staff of the project on the Open University islands on the SL Grid. Track 3 - Virtual Worlds: The OU in Second Life

Schome and Second Life

Education