Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Vicki Abeles writes, "Instead of forcing students and teachers to replicate their usual routines online, let them explore more creative paths." This makes a lot of sense to me. She writes, "For decades, our school system has been centered on rote memorization, performance, and measurement, rather than authentic, meaningful learning... what author and education expert Alfie Kohn calls 'an elaborate sorting device, intended to separate wheat from chaff.' A race to nowhere." That's not really going to work this year. So let's try something new while we have a year fallow.

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