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September 9, 2008

Musing: teaching and learning goals

Filed under: Musings,Week 1 — Lisa M Lane @ 10:20 am
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The goals of teaching are antithetical to the goals of learning. The goal of teaching is the inculcation of values inherent in a subject and the promotion of a set of norms that fits the subject into the overall realm of knowledge as has been determined by historical forces. No one takes a class to learn such a thing.

The role of schools is to teach, not adopt the currently trendy communication style as if it were the content. The technologies should be used to stimulate communication and collaboration, which is what they do best. The use of such technologies for augmenting knowledge through communication does not create the knowledge.

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