Good question


Posted by Web 2.0/education guru David Warlick on this comment thread

The important question is, “How do we help students to become information artisans, within an education governance that seems interested only in making students information sponges, who merely recite what they’ve learned, when squeezed?”

Indeed. I’m getting pretty tired myself of being the "squeezer" when I see my students capable of doing so much more.

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3 responses to “Good question

  1. It seems rather pointless to try to make them “information artisans” until they know something. IOW, they have to be sponges first.

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  3. So, rightwingprof thinks that our students should be sponges. I wonder, what does he think happens when we squeeze them and all that information they soaked up for the test is gone?