[LINK] Library naming (was Apple iPads for Victorian School Students)
brd at iimetro.com.au
Wed Jun 16 17:31:38 EST 2010
On 16/06/2010 4:13 PM, Jan Whitaker wrote:
> At 09:25 AM 16/06/2010, Ivan Trundle wrote:
>>> well. These are very flexible and very focused on learning.
>> A true reflection of their *lack* of focus, in my opinion...
> It's a shift of focus (with the student needs in the centre instead
> of the teacher or the school) rather than a lack of focus.
> Flexibility can apply to different components of the educational
> experience: methods, content, objectives, assessment, etc. Libraries
> or learning centres are the perfect places to make those changes.
> The difficulty is when the particular flexibility isn't explicit. The
> assumptions get screwed up depending on who is doing the
> interpreting. The other problem is when vocational education is to
> support specific learning objectives because of a common curriculum
> or certification requirement, the flexibility may not get to those
> outcomes. Also, it can also sometimes lead to inefficiencies. It's
> complex system.
That's what happens when you remove teaching from the education process.
Students learn best when they are taught. Take teachers out of the
process and you get a much less than optimal outcome.
There is no reason why the students' needs can't come first. But
teachers are better suited to do that than students. Students are ignorant.
Just because some teachers and schools don't put students' needs first
doesn't mean you get rid of teachers and schools.
email: brd at iimetro.com.au
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