SoT 1 (summer of thinking) 3 stages of education
Pondering possible “3 stages of education” with many thanks to Hitchikers Guide the Galaxy author Douglas Adams.
What did you learn? (% and letter grade debate). Comes from HHG what do we eat? Where curriculum & task completion come first.
Why do you do your learning? (descriptive feedback and eportfolio discussion) From HHG why do we eat? Where students needs come first (ie did they eat?) and curriculum tailored to their strengths – aka ‘meet them where they are’.
What do you think about your learning? (synthesis and intrinsic) From HHG where shall we have lunch? When learners focus on passion areas (or guitar, dinosaurs, coding) and much like the game show “who’s line is it anyways” the points (grades) don’t matter because the passion an interest effectively negate the need for traditional evaluation and the shift is more to an appreciation of accomplishments.
Also inspiring my thinking about my kids – university for one who is currently very keen on engineering, but her equally gifted brother…..well not many traditional schools may help him share his 400 original Pokemon characters (including a new power which is frickin’ brilliant if I do say my-biast-self) with Nintendo. And best of all is that our youngest will get to learn from her siblings to see what stage of education she will embrace (or be offered….)