Monday, February 2, 2009

What Matters? Part 2: Discussion

Instead of trying to sort through my own answers to the bottomless question of what really matters in education, I decided to create a Voicethread. Please don't be intimidated by the broad scope of the question. Leave more than one comment if you like. I am just excited to hear your thoughts on the subject. Thank you!


Blogger In Middle-earth said...

Kia ora Andrea!

I think what matters in education is what's taken away by the student/participant.

But whatever the message of the educational activity is, it has to be interesting and relevant so that it permits the student to engage in a learning discourse. With those elements there is greater likelihood that what is learnt will be remembered.

Education has to be:

interesting and

Catchya later
from Middle-earth

Anonymous said...

Good education must trigger creativity and thinking among children and bring out the best in them. It should be more of a dialogue and a discussion rather than forced learning. This way it will automatically become interesting, and they'll learn even without knowing that they are.

Parental involvement also matters a lot in education. Providing education to a child should be a partnership between teachers and parents for it to be most effective.