Beware the bedazzlement

June 11, 2012 at 7:59 pm
filed under Pedagogy

Was reminded today…again…of the importance of good pedagogy.

We can have fancy tools to bedazzle our students/parents/community with but if they aren’t being used in support of good pedagogy, they will remain a sideshow.

So what is good pedagogy in an age where bedazzlement threatens to get in the way?

Same as always – asking questions that invoke big ideas. Designing situations for learning that tap into those big ideas via the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and concepts. Allowing for students to experiment and to follow those big ideas as they will.

Beware the bedazzlement.

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