Making vs. School “Reform”

The worldview of self-proclaimed school reformers vs. makers

Contrasts in Educational Stance

Contrasts in Educational Stance by Gary S. Stager, Ph.D.co-author of Invent To Learn – Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom

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  1. Sam Gliksman says:

    Agreed Gary. The one that always gets me the most is the way “differentiated instruction” is applauded as a transformative use of technology. Differentiated instruction still assumes that all students must have the same pre-determined end point – we’re just graciously allowing them some different paths to getting there. Instead, “differentiated learning” would recognize that students have individual passions and learning needs. Technology would be viewed as a tool for student empowerment and give them the ability to grow and gravitate towards their own unique destinations.