If you haven’t noticed, we want to push the conversations that we’re having about education to a higher level, and so much of that revolves around the language that we use to talk about our work. Way, way, way too often, we use key words and phrases without testing their inherent assumptions against the realities of the modern world or the beliefs we hold about learning.
So Bruce and Will are back at it in this episode where the explore the irony of a number of comments made in recent posts online, including this one: “We need to design student-centered learning experiences.” Um, really?
It’s a great example (and there are literally millions of others) of how our language gives us away when we talk about change. At it’s core, most conversations are about how we (the teachers) can make learning happen. The reality is that we can’t. Only learners make learning happen.
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