[squeak-dev] On authentic learning and Dynabook

Ron Teitelbaum ron at 3dicc.com
Sun Aug 19 14:20:33 UTC 2018

Love the ruler concept! Teaching is certainty an art! Tech is a instrument
played to move minds.

All the best,

Ron Teitelbaum

On Sun, Aug 19, 2018, 4:00 AM Hilaire <hilaire at drgeo.eu> wrote:

> Hi Ron,
> Thanks for your insight. Commenting bellow.
> Le 18/08/2018 à 17:20, Ron Teitelbaum a écrit :
> > Hi Hilare,
> >
> > Thanks for your recent posts. Please do keep them coming.  For me
> > there is a difference between documents that help you understand a
> > concept and documents that allow you to expand your knowledge past
> > your original question. Explain vs enlighten. Highlighting useful
> > information on authentic documents for directed learning would help
> > guide the learner without removing the potential benefit of a deeper
> > dive.
> Regarding complexity of authentic document, you make me think of a
> Dynabook scaffolding tools to both reduce the complexity and to
> increasingly augment/reduce it to its original state.
> For an audio document, once teacher scaffolds part of it, learner could
> play with a ruler to put back its original complexity.
> For a technical document, you can imagine the same. Same with a
> geographic map, etc.
> The more I teach the more I see teaching as an art. There are not one
> RIGHT way of teaching, but more different approach, methodology you will
> use depending on your student or personal inclination.
> A successful Dynabook could be to follow these diverse teaching approaches.
> >
> > Overall in today's world a motivated student with a real interest in a
> > topic will find real world documents. (Try to stop them) Will this
> > help the opposite situation? I don't know but I remember a teacher
> > that gave struggling students the questions and the answers to a test
> > that was coming up just to see if that world help and it didn't!
> > Access to authentic documents will help motivated students but so will
> > teaching them to search and to distinguish good results from bad.
> >
> > I've been working with problem based
> > learning. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Problem-based_learning.
> > Watching students placed in a real world situation working in groups
> > that are needed if you were actually responsible for solving the
> > problem is really powerful.
> >
> > Understanding the process you will encounter in the real world
> > definitely has benefits. You learn what skills are valuable to help
> > you solve problems but you also learn what skills you have that are
> > valuable to others.
> >
> > Also giving people the opportunity to share with others what they
> > learn and how it would apply to their personal situation gives
> > everyone involved an excellent view into the real world. I find that
> > experience extremely powerful and I frequently recommend adding time
> > for it in classes to my clients.
> --
> Dr. Geo
> http://drgeo.eu
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