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Needed: A New Educational Perspective

Posted in Ask a New Question, Education, Perspective

RV-AC356_KHAN_G_20110408180135 The other day I suggested there was great value in flipping the classroom. To better understand why it makes sense to allow children to watch lectures at home and do "homework" at school, read the following paragraph which was clipped from this excellent article by Salman Khan — Turning the Classroom Upside Down — in Saturday's Wall Street Journal:

I was surprised that they [students] preferred an automated version of me, but look at it from their point of view. They could now pause and repeat the lectures without worrying that they were wasting my time. They could review topics from previous sessions without feeling embarrassed, and they could tackle new topics without the stress of someone watching over or judging them.

Unlearning becomes easier once we begin viewing the world from new perspectives.

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2 thoughts on “Needed: A New Educational Perspective”

  1. I love the Khan Academy, and as an ex teacher, I can absolutely see the value in this way of working.

  2. Jack Uldrich says:

    Thanks … I love the title of your blog! I just checked it out … great stuff.

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