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Don’t be ridiculous

Posted on: June 5, 2020

Does the “learning” process illustrated above look ridiculous? It should because no amount of wafting is going to lead to retention, negotiation, or construction.

The action is a learnt behaviour, so who taught this child to do this?

While amusing, I wonder if teachers and educators will start to question some current practices and label them ridiculous. I would start questioning:

  • Siloed academic subjects
  • The teaching of content without also changing values or attitudes
  • Tests as the primary or only measure of worth and learning
  • The mindset that current technology is optional or extra
  • The reliance on vendor speak without consulting rigorous research or key stakeholders
  • Letting administration dictate top-down processes instead of also enabling bottom-up ones

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