I like blogs that not only sharing thoughts but also provoking others’ thoughts. I like bogs that stimulate a meaningful conversation between writer and readers. I am personally not fond of a simple comment, such as “I like your post/blog”, which actually means not much. Blogs, to me, as I posted before, is not fast food. Reading should an enjoyable process.
To accomplish Thing 10, I would like to reblog a post by Dialogical Discussions, and I also copy our little conversations here. I am doing a research related to this topic and just found the blog has brought a great discussion about a ‘modern student centred approach’. I hope you guys enjoy.
Though the teacher says this is student centred learning, the learning is very much still teacher centred. When she asks a student for an answer she immediately moves on to either an activity or asks another question. At the very least she could have responded to each student “when you said………..why do you think this?” or “when you said…….what is that you read that makes you say that?” so they are justifying and explaining further their answer. This means the respondent is having to work a lot harder and the other students are listening to a much more complex answer and gives them food for thought. The conversation in the class remains at surface level as a result even though it appears to be at a deep and level.
More analysis to come….
Question – if the students had BYOD what web 2.0 apps could she have used when the students are writing on the whiteboard so that she had all the students participating?