Friday, October 19, 2012

2nd order change

I have taught like I was taught;  I am seeing the light, though.

"Teaching is not telling; repeating is not learning!"

As much as we might dislike the implications, research is showing that didactic exposition of abstract ideas and lines of reasoning (however engaging and lucid we might try to make them) to passive listeners yields pathetically thin results in learning and understanding - except in the very small percentage of students who are specially gifted in the field.

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