Laura’s latest blog is desperately pushing us to blog more, think more about the class, practice reflective learning. It is a worthy goal, but it is bound to fail.. here is why!
#grad602 is trying to create a student centric learning experience within the constructs of teacher centric education model. I see one set of folks criticize the #grad602’s teacher centric model while not embracing the student centric message, while others criticize the students for not embracing the student centric model and for compromising their learning experience. The fundamental problem is we are ignoring the question – do i have a need for this learning right now? If not, i have no incentive to participate fully in the conversation.
I truly believe the notion necessity is the mother of all learning. What we should aim to get out of this class is a framework and some connections and hopefully we can reach out to the connections in the future when our “need-for-content” kicks in. To make the need for content model work, we need scale. This will not work in a 25 students/ 16 week course model. This requires 100,000 people / 10 years model. This type of learning is a life long process.
As always your 2 cents are the most valued currency here!