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Stephen Downes

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If you wanted to teach someone about Scottish tartans, how would you do it? Well, you could give them a bunch of tartans to look at and have them memorize them. That would be the 'content-knowledge' instructivist way. But if you really wanted students to learn about tartans, you'd use something like this page. You could approach the topic at several levels, from several directions. You could understand how tartans are defined, and how to express these principles in code. You could even make your own tartans and design something using it. Of you could explore the history of the tartans already listed. Whatever. Open-ended, where your imagination is the limit - that's how I prefer to learn. Image: the Downes tartan, by Kevin Downs.

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