Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics

See on Scoop.itLearning21

Robin Good: Must-read article on ClutterMuseum.com by Leslie M-B, exploring in depth the opportunity to have students master their selected topics by “curating” them, rather than by reading and memorizing facts about them.

 

“Critical and creative thinking should be prioritized over remembering content”

 

“That students should learn to think for themselves may seem like a no-brainer to many readers, but if you look at the textbook packages put out by publishers, you’ll find that the texts and accompanying materials (for both teachers and students) assume students are expected to read and retain content—and then be tested on it.

Instead, between middle school (if not earlier) and college graduation, students should practice—if not master—how to question, critique, research, and construct an argument like an historian.”

 

This is indeed the critical point. Moving education from an effort to memorize things on which then to be tested, to a collaborative exercise in creating new knowledge and value by pulling and editing together individual pieces of content, resources and tools that allow the explanation/illustration of a topic from a specific viewpoint/for a specific need.

 

And I can’t avoid to rejoice and second her next proposition: “What if we shifted the standards’ primary emphasis from content, and not to just the development of traditional skills—basic knowledge recall, document interpretation, research, and essay-writing—but to the cultivation of skills that challenge students to make unconventional connections, skills that are essential for thriving in the 21st century?”

 

What are these skills, you may ask. Here is a good reference where to look them up: http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/P21_Framework_Definitions.pdf (put together by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills)

 

 

Recommended. Good stuff. 9/10

 

Full article: www.cluttermuseum.com/make-students-curators/

 

(Image credit: Behance.net)

 

 

See on www.cluttermuseum.com

About plerudulier

Primarily interested in interacting and engaging with people about issues related to profession but also charity, environment, ... you get the idea.

One response to “Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics”

  1. SJ says :

    Awesome post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Jean-Luc Raymond

Calepin (notes de veille et pensées agencées)

Isabelle Quentin

Des réseaux en éducation aux MOOC

Caroline Fourest

Blog de Caroline Fourest : Editos, Interventions publiques, Articles, Livres, Conférences

Paola Tubaro's Blog

Social science and economics through actors and networks

missphilomene

Freedom + Responsibility = Happiness + Performance

francepiecesdetachees

Just another WordPress.com site

plumechocolat

La douceur et la force du thé, le piquant du chocolat au piment, la passion des mots

Jean-Sébastien Herpin

Humeurs, réactions et archives...

Another dot in the blogosphere?

I am an edu-explorer. I promise to walk on the edge of reason and let you know what I see. I use this blog to think out loud. If this promotes informal sharing and learning on technology integration issues, thank serendipity!

Le Carnet de Laura-Maï Gaveriaux

"La parole soulève plus de terre que le fossoyeur ne le peut." René Char

Coffee & Conversation

The Periphrastic Mind of Kenneth Justice

R I D M | Blog

Là où toutes les histoires se rencontrent

Didac2b

Des outils pédagogiques, des réflexions sur la formation et le e-learning, et beaucoup d'images !

LE JOURNAL DU SIECLE

"Ce siècle est à la barre et je suis son témoin." ~ Victor Hugo ~

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 36 other followers

%d bloggers like this: