Saturday, 12 April 2008

Meme: Passion Quilt-What Are You Passionate About in Education?

Earlier this week, I was tagged by Jose Picardo for the Passion Quilt meme first sent by Miguel Guhlin. This Passion Quilt meme aims to represent visually what we are most passionate about in Education.

After taking the picture of my new Faculty ICT room, I carried on thinking about it.
Am I just passionate about the use of ICT in teaching languages?

I am passionate about using this opportunity to show that learning a language is more than just learning words. It is about communicating with real people and understanding other cultures.
What are people from a different culture like? Don’t take what your teacher says, talk to them directly, ask them and see for yourself.

ICT has empowered us to make our own minds up about so many things by giving us access to so much information and the tools to express ourselves on so many different levels… What is right, what is exaggerated, what is biaised, what is plain wrong, is this fact or fiction?

You decide. That IS education.

I would like to tag five more people to pass on this “Passion Quilt”:


· Write a short post about what you are passionate about teaching your students.
· Post a picture from a source like Flickr CC or Flickr Creative Commons or take your own picture that represents what YOU are most passionate about teaching your students and give your picture a short title.
· Title your blog post “Meme: Passion Quilt” and link back to Miguel Guhlin’s original blog entry.
· Include links to 5 people in your professional learning network or blogroll or whom you follow on Twitter.

It is all about finding what makes us tick… Have fun!


Andrea Henderson said...

This is really a wonderful idea! I'm going to be doing some reflecting today and hopefully have this task completed by the end of the day. Thanks for tagging me. This just my cup of tea! :-)

Jess McCulloch said...

I've been tagged for this meme a few times now but haven't written my post yet, mostly because I couldn't think of what I wanted in a picture. You have given me an idea. You will just have to wait and see what it is though.....

Thank you for your inspiration and I think that what you've said in your post about ICT empowering us to make up our own minds by accessing more information than ever before is so very important and right on the mark.

ajep said...

Thanks for the tag! I too am finding this both an interesting and useful exercise in reflection - and just at the right time; we're on school holidays here in NSW (Aus) for the next couple of weeks. I will also have to be creative in who I tag as it seems a lot of those I follow have already been tagged. But first a picture ...

Andrea Henderson said...

Thanks again for tagging me. I was able to reconnect with two colleauges who are no longer in my district but whose work I greatly admire.