[IAEP] NN, Mitra, and the role of the teacher
walter.bender at gmail.com
Thu Oct 28 18:31:53 EDT 2010
On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 10:21 PM, Caroline Meeks
<caroline at solutiongrove.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 4:34 AM, Christoph Derndorfer
> <e0425826 at student.tuwien.ac.at> wrote:
>> Zitat von John Watlington <wad at laptop.org>:
>>> There is no argument that a great teacher influences many
>>> children in the right direction.
>>> But such an effort to improve teachers is completely orthogonal
>>> (i.e. independent) to both Sugar and OLPC. Better teachers
>>> are needed whether or not the kids get laptops.
> In this community we never say "We need better kids". We believe that all
> kids can learn and we believe that with constructivist tools and
> collaborative learning they have the potential to go from where they are to
> anywhere and everywhere.
> But we take the same people, just 10 or 20 years older and we say. "These
> teachers are not good enough, we need better teachers". Why do we not
> believe in the potential for constructivist tools and collaborative learning
> to help the adults currently in the classrooms
> become extraordinary teachers?
>>>> Should OLPC or Sugar Labs consider developing and disseminating, this
>>>> teaching style, and a curriculum for training teachers?
>>> "The teachers must be trained first" is a line frequently used to
>>> delay deploying the laptops.
>>> Presenting it with Sugar or OLPC would be a disservice, IMO.
>>> Sugar and OLPC have the most to offer in classrooms where
>>> the teachers are horrible or missing.
>> Where have you seen evidence of this?
>> Christoph Derndorfer
>> co-editor, olpcnews
>> url: www.olpcnews.com
>> e-mail: christoph at olpcnews.com
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> Caroline Meeks
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There is certainly the potential and opportunity for the role of the
teacher to *change* in the context of 1-to-1 computing (and Sugar). We
hope that everyone will be a learner and a teacher: the children, the
teachers, the parents, and the community. This is a great point of
leverage that we can help to unleash.
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