Do your students do this when they should be learning?
Do you feel this way as a teacher?
You may want to try a new learning philosophy . . .
The Cartesian Method of teaching has been
done for 1,000s of years, but is it working?
The traditional bestowing of knowledge
from teacher to student can encourage
conformity and obedience, but it may not
encourage freedom of thought or a thirst
The traditional Cartesian method can be compared to
a dog earning treats through completing a set of tasks.
Cartesian Method Social Learning
Which type of learning does our
eager student like best?
Online discussion boards
Wikis . . . and more!
Transitioning from the Cartesian Method to Social Learning requires
more effort on the student's part, and it also requires the teacher to
transition from a knowledge-overlord role to a coach/mentor role in the
Special thanks to Drs. John Brown and Richard Adler, authors of "Minds
on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0.”
Also, special thanks
to Dr. Sharma and my
fellow learners in LDT
Last, but certainly not
least, I'd like to thank
my very patient movie