Connecting has become a multi-dimensional word and concept. We connect to people on line, through texting, and through more traditional mechanisms, like fax machines and landlines.
People connect to each other and various contents everyday in the same way that scientists today connect. When we fix something that is broken, present and do a math problem, log into the internet looking for an answer, decide what affect a given medication will have on our bodies, or determine if we can mix two known substances together – we are connecting the processes of inquiry, problem identification, problem solving, and critical thinking.
The needs of the 21st Century learner and worker demands making connections between people, things and problems all the time.
Connection and interaction is at the heart of learning, innovation and achievement, Cognitive and brain research supports young people learning by doing, discussing and exploring. The interaction between our thinking and doing can solidify concepts, sustain content knowledge, and improve practice.
HOSP strives toward classrooms, teachers and people who CONNECT!