Taking Part in the Learning Process

by frances 6. March 2010 12:14

Recently I read the following blog comment....

"Students become better citizens [Ed. after talking about what to have included in the American History Curriculum] by taking part in the learning process and by improving their personal skills on filtering information, synthesizing data, formulating a good argument, and by presenting their own thoughts, arguments, and beliefs clearly and effectively. These skills are not embedded in technology but technology is embedded in these skills. The real problem is that we have too many teachers who are jam packed with knowledge and content and not enough skills themselves to teach these overarching learning skills." (Source: Tech&Learning: TL Advisor Blog: Scott Meech)

Whoopee!!!

Yes - this is what WebQuesting is all about! Getting students to construct meaning and learning with the content present rather than just being "filled" with content to have it "regurgiated" at exam time!

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