Sunday, February 25, 2007
Challenging School Memes
Will Richardson writes about the theories of education that teachers and other educrats could usefully challenge, regarding the advances in technology as the trigger for these challenges. Of course, home educators will have been challenging the same sort of school-based memes for many years, though we have been doing this on the basis that real learning takes place when the mind is actively engaged in the process of criticism and creativity, and is not treated like an empty bucket into which knowledge must be poured. In other words, learning happens when the learner is intrinsically motivated, and not to order in a classroom full of other people with differing needs and interests.