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15 reflections from the Ateneo Summit 2017

 
  1. This event aims to build a worldwide network of learners and educational
    institutions, for all of us to value and have various references to support our
    learning path in building a thinking culture.

     

  2. The process of transforming old paradigms is also changing the teacher’s
    personal life.

     

  3. The construction of a Thinking Culture is a process that can open a person’s
    mind to achieve greater goals by unexpected means, taking them to being
    flexible.

     

  4. Teachers give themselves the opportunities to learn and to be learners, and
    through this process, it has been possible to free themselves from the pressure to
    know it all.

     

  5. Teachers recognize the importance of creating an articulated process of
    learning in which students, parents, teachers and the community are actively
    participating.

     

  6. Teachers recognize the transformation in their student’s life, noting how their
    interest in learning is increasing as the means to learn are changing.

     

  7. The use of thinking tools and the process of reflecting have allowed people to
    challenge assumptions.

     

  8. Sharing experience, and modeling the teachers’ role in a Thinking Culture.

     

  9. Understanding the role of a leader in a Thinking Culture, as everyone, in their
    role assume the responsibility and had the motivation to promote positive
    change and professional reflection.

     

  10. The process of professional reflection has been given a privileged role.

     

  11. The paradigm shift from working alone in my space/classroom to valuing others
    perspectives and my own, and share with others to propose better learning
    experiences.

     

  12. The motivation and rediscovering of the role as teachers; the enjoyment that
    they have and share, that they realized they had by using thinking strategies,
    working with others, being learners and sharing learning moments with their
    students.

     

  13. How the teachers own the knowledge and understanding and use it in different
    areas: subject matters, support areas, with their families, the community, etc.

     

  14. How what is valued, not only in educational/academic terms changes; but also
    for personal life. Students recognizing the importance of being effective in
    learning to have time to share with their families or loved ones, for example.

     

  15. The flexpertise that is developed through the use of thinking strategies,
    language, documentation and, overall, the reflection process to generate
    metacognition and meta-strategy.

     

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