Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Being a learner...

By way of the Bamboo Project blog, I came across Stephen Downes post from some time ago. This is not new and really does not need to be discussed at length, but is timely as I was discussing yet AGAIN in school about how our current professional development is lacking and that taking responsibility for my own learning has made all the difference. His excerpt here:

I can talk about webs and networks and personal learnings and PLEs but there's a disconnect unless people see themselves as learners rather than teachers. Unless they are seeking to empower themselves and build their own lives, rather than seeing themselves as helpless before the whims of those with power and control.

That applies to administration, teachers, and students... okay, actually to everyone... wouldn't everything just be much better then?

Tags: Stephen Downes, Michele Martin, PLE

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