Saturday, February 5, 2011
Paulo Freire suggests that we treat schooling like banking. We deposit knowledge into kids brains because we think they will need it sometime in the future. We teach kids that knowledge is something to be memorised rather than something to be used. It reminds me of the way I hoard things in the back of the closet, fooling myself that I will use them one day. This is really counter to how people learn outside of school. We learned to walk and talk on the job. I like the idea of global collaborative projects because it is learning on the job. Here are some project links.
Posted by Charlie O'Sullivan at 1:54 PM