To whom does "education" or "teaching and learning" belong to?
'The Objective of Education Is Learning, Not Teaching' - [email protected]
Events , Thoughts. It was a good day, and I saw some excellent presentations, notably by Daniel Livingstone , Michelle Hoyle and Greg Hodgeson , who is doing some very interesting things to support learners as game creators. I will necessarily be summarising my main points here so I apologise in advance for the impending crass over-generalisations. Games only work when they are played voluntarily. But as you explain: Adult students usually want to get the directest and most effective way to a defined learning target. And even if I would, they would not accept games as an effective way to learn.
Adult education the loser in a game only young, full-time students win
It was one of the most famous apologies in modern American history: On a Monday night in August , after seven months of denials, then-President Bill Clinton delivered a speech admitting to a sexual affair with Monica Lewinsky. Yet nearly two decades later, many who study the psychology of apologies view the address as a four-minute primer on how not to apologize for something. Of course, few individuals will ever have to give a televised mea culpa , but public apologies still hold lessons for the best way to deliver more private ones. Last fall, for example, the Chipotle founder Steve Ells issued several apologies —including a full-page newspaper ad containing a seven-paragraph letter —for the food-borne outbreaks linked to his restaurant chain. There is evidence that customers feel a sense of restored fairness when companies apologize, provided CEOs show sufficient empathy — a key factor for successful personal apologies , too.
Traditional education focuses on teaching, not learning. It incorrectly assumes that for every ounce of teaching there is an ounce of learning by those who are taught. However, most of what we learn before, during, and after attending schools is learned without its being taught to us.