Howard Rheingold’s post on the Britannica Blog, R.I.P.: Lectures, Notes, and Tests (Scrapping the Old Ways), should be required reading for trainers and teachers the world over.
and since my classrooms did not have fixed chairs — what an abomination it is to attach chairs immovably to the floor! what does this tell students? — I asked the students to move their chairs into a circle.
So I began thinking about radically changing the way I taught. What about eliminating lectures entirely, and assigning the students to co-teach with me?
Collaborative inquiry requires individual commitment to active participation
These are the same issues my colleagues and I are facing in the corporate arena as we construct the Learnscape Sandbox.
Serge Ravel: Don’t teach them to learn; teach them to teach.
Secret Life of a Wiki Gardener (Beth Kanter)