#Becomingeducational W14 Surely those assignments are finished NOW?!
In the wake of so much schooling – and measuring – and reading – and writing …
What teaching, learning and assessments methods SHOULD the university adopt?
How far could we take an “unschooling” approach to university LTA?
How far do we need to be “de-schooled” first?
Well – this wonderful blogpost by the Unschooling Professor gives us some excellent practice to consider…
All the best,
Sandra & Tom
Best. Class. Discussion. EVER.
In another course I’m teaching this semester, the students write collaboration papers every day, and we use those to launch our discussion. After a handful of readings, we have what I call a “Play Day.” I was reluctant to call it that, since that’s really what I want each of our class meetings to be; the intention is that that their papers will facilitate class as “Play Day” every day. But a designated Play Day means that they don’t need to write a paper that day, and that – I had hoped – relieves them of some anxiety and helps them to feel freer to play. [Freeing students to play is an integral aspect of deschooling, and understanding learning as play is the foundation of unschooling. I keep wanting to write that post (Part III), but stuff keeps happening in class that I want to share…
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