« Are we heading towards a new educational paradigm? | Main | Music education and the 'empty vocabulary' of the educational managerialists »

Monday, 06 October 2014

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

I agree, as in life.....we know we are on a learing journey but we do not know what it is we are going to learn next. As you say, the setting of Learning objectives can destroy the wonder of learning. Maybe it's okay to have them as a loose guide....as long as it's okay to say, 'We set out to achieve this but what we actually learned was that.'

I really like your idea, Sue, that:

"it's okay to have [learning objectives] as a loose guide....as long as it's okay to say, 'We set out to achieve this but what we actually learned was that.”

And if we accept learning objectives as flexible and interim guides then it is a waste of time and energy to make them too detailed. So I continue to believe that the science of improving learning should not focus on narrow objectives but rather on how we create the best possible environments to promote learning and encourage (in your words, Sue) "the wonder of learning".

The comments to this entry are closed.