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Monday, March 14, 2016
Education Links 3/15/16
What Kind of Group Work Encourages the Most Original Thinking?
If you haven’t given much thought to the kind of intellectual life we
might want schools to foster, then it might sound exciting to
“personalize” or “customize” learning. But as I argued not long ago, we shouldn’t confuse personalized learning with personal
learning. The first involves adjusting the difficulty level of
prefabricated skills-based exercises based on students’ test scores, and
it requires the purchase of software. The second involves working with
each student to create projects of intellectual discovery that reflect
his or her unique needs and interests, and it requires the presence of a
caring teacher who knows each child well.