Dog-earring some differences
Posted February 22, 2015on:
This entry is the equivalent of dog-earring a page of a book. It is to remind me of some differences I might want to write about.
Here are some other things that quite a few teachers assume to be synonymous but are actually very different:
- pupil, student, learner
- training, professional development, personal learning (network)
- assessment and evaluation
- schooling and education
- tweet, posting, entry
Knowing what these differences are is not just an exercise in semantics. They are indicative of philosophies, belief systems, and mindsets. These shape behaviours.
Sticks and stones may break bones. Words start or stop these fights.