Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. ~ John Dewey

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Questioning the way we teach

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Sharon, one of my students in my PSU course that I’m teaching this Fall recently wrote this after reading George Siemens’ Knowing Knowledge

As a teacher, that is a powerful statement, something to ponder. It
makes me question how I teach, am I preparing the students to have the
skills to obtain knowledge rather than feeding them knowledge? Has
technology changed the way we teach, in some ways, but are we as
teachers really preparing the students for the 21st century? Is “know
where” replacing ‘know what” and “know how”?

Now that’s profound. I love it when teachers start to use these tools and start to create their own conclusions based on new information.

Leave her a comment and add your thoughts…worth a read!

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I started blogging in 2005 and found it such a powerful way to reflect and share my thinking about technology, this generation, and how we prepare students for their future not our past.

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