I’m just realising that I’m somewhat of a radical traditionalist, I’m becoming a little distressed by the movement from one extreme, transmission learning, to another, skills development with no knowledge. Surely there is a balance.
Skills development, yes, but underpinned by the knowledge and pedagogical science of subject based specialists.
I worry about parents asking their child, ‘what did you learn today?’, only for them to struggle to reply.
As a result, my radical traditional approach makes me want students to know more, not less. So cloud learning for year 9, anyone who doubts this, should listen to the cries of stratus clouds during my duty at break on Friday.
Economic utility this is not… but I think it’s beautiful.
Cloud spotting test coming up…
Thanks to Flickr users- please see the end slide.