Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This is a really nice note of appreciation for Nel Noddings along with what amounts to a collection of some her best comments, including: "We cannot enter into dialogue with children when we know that our decision is already made," and "standardized tests are loaded with trivia – questions that most successful adults cannot answer," and "why decide that the road to equity is established by coercing everyone into becoming proficient in mathematics?" I agree with Alfie Kohn when he says, "Noddings was at her best when she challenged us to think twice about ideas that are accepted uncritically." I wish more people would do this. Image: infed.

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