Saturday, 25 June 2011

Let's Talk to Learners

I came across this video on another blog today. Isn't it amazing how we're still discussing the merits of 'progressive' versus 'traditional' forms of learning. I was particularly interested in the recommended attributes for a 'progressive teacher':

Will we ever get beyond the politicisation of learning and the old duality of progressives and traditionalists? There are clearly many effective ways to learn and not all approaches will suit all learners. I've been in several discussions recently with young learners where they have expressed very clearly what works for them and made sensible and ambitious suggestions for improving education. Why don't we put aside our ideological positions for a bit and invest a little more time in talking to young people about learning?

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