6 posts
Do You Trust Your Students?
Classrooms can be spaces where students are practicing self-determination rather than training to be authoritarian subjects. We first have to trust them.
Learning is Not a Mechanism
Digital pedagogy is not equivalent to teachers using digital tools. Rather, digital pedagogy demands that we think critically about our tools, demands that we reflect actively upon our own practice.
Assessment and Generosity
Kris Shaffer and Asao Inoue discuss generous ways to assess student work, and we’ll hear from Lee Skallerup Bessette to consider institutional assessment, empathy, and student needs.
Learning as Performance: MOOC Pedagogy and On-ground Classes
How different would our education system be if we focused on learning for learning’s sake, rather than for the sake of tests, exams, and homework checks — if performance really mattered?
Experiments in Mass Collaboration
One of the most innovative educational ideas of the last century, we propose, came from Paulo Friere, the Brazilian educational theorist and populist. In his critique of “the banking model of education” in
In Search of the "Peer" in Peer Review
In this [] article for the Guardian, George Monbiot calls academic publishing “economic parasitism” and academic publishers “monopolists,” which brings up a broader discussion