Tuesday, December 21st, 2004
Maureen Durkin writes, “If a teacher opens a door, asks a student to enter, then closes it… Does that make the teacher obsolete? Is learning suddenly student driven? Hmm, but then hasn’t learning always been student driven?”
My first response would be, sure, obsolete, at least in a sense. But teachers come in all shapes. Students are teachers when they learn on their own, which in my mind, should be the goal of education: to teach people to teach themselves when necessary and where wanted.
But game space is a learning environment. I’m learning from Plotkin at the moment, thanks to John Timmons for the file. Learning what? To look and try out, to “essay” and “assay.” To use my wits, what of them are left or hungry.
But this reminds me of something. What is Maureen Durkin up to?