Wednesday, June 27, 2007

To teach people how to learn

"We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn." Peter Drucker (1909 - 2005)

Konrad Glogowski speaks of grades, averages, and the brick wall that is the month of June, in his blog of proximal development. His course description sounds exactly like what I'm hoping to implement next year in my Current Events class. Should I be discouraged or energized by his posting? It would appear that his students used technology effectively and appropriately. I don't agree that their engagement necessarily ended with the class - the blogs may be abandoned, but the habits of thought that the blog writing encouraged might well survive and thrive.

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