Once in a while I get short responses to ideas that I post here, but for the most part my ideas here have been a one-way source of communication. Today, I invite you to dialogue with me and with each other.
I believe our current education system was build for another time. It was not wrong. It was reflective of the needs of the times. I am absolutely convinced that staff in our schools are working very hard in our current system that was built for another time, but I believe continuing to work harder and harder doing much the same thing within the same structure will not produce different results. If we are going to get serious about shifting the work to students, we have a fundamental question to tackle – and without some semblance of a common belief on this matter, we won’t get very far. So my question to you today is this: Why (or why not) is it important for students to take primary responsibility and ownership for their learning?
I’m looking forward to your conversation with each other.