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Here’s the question for today … What do we value more? Teaching or learning?
This question could be debated from many perspectives, with a huge amount of evidence to justify view points.
So often, we consider “the lesson; the concept; the message”. Is there anything wrong with this? I don’t think so. How often do we consider these things:
- What is the learner’s prior knowledge?
- What is the learner’s ‘care factor’ about this topic?
- How is the learner going to use this beyond the classroom?
- How does each learner learn best?
- What will motivate the learner to extend their thinking?
Do we expect children to do things that we would hate to do?
When we plan for learning, is the focus on teaching (how and what) or learning (why)? In Making the PYP Happen, this question is raised : “How should the teaching and learning process be modified as a result of the assessment?”
How are we using assessment to inform our teaching and learning? Is assessment for a grade? To monitor progress? To see how a school / teacher / child is traveling?
What else helps us inform teaching and learning?
What do we value more? Teaching or learning?