Geeking out has value!

Wow, what a redeeming thing to read. Geeking out is actually a good thing! Geeks around the world will love to know that modern scientific research has proven that they need to be spending more time hanging out, messing around, and geeking out.

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I like the reminder from the contructivism article that the half life of knowledge is diminishing. Also again it is fascinating that we are blogging, which according to the article on the new Bloom’s taxonomy is at the lowest level. That is why I tried to be creative in my post this week ;-)

There was another thought voiced by a student that being creative in school “does not count” since you are doing it for a grade. That is an interesting phenomenon I have witnessed myself. I think that is part of why the outside trips (WOW and mini-courses) are so life changing for students. They help a student get out of the “grade” circle and just “perform” at life!


											
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3 Responses to Geeking out has value!

  1. Gary Coyle says:

    There was another thought voiced by a student that being creative in school “does not count” since you are doing it for a grade.

    Couldn’t agree more. The systems of schools and even the technology that supports them (like online grade books) focus the effort on the grade and not the learning. We want students to be risk takers with their learning but penalize them when they do. However until universities stop using GPA and standardized test scores as the main criteria for admission we will have a difficult if not impossible time changing these system structures and associated feelings.

  2. Gary Coyle says:

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  3. Avatar of David Beaty David Beaty says:

    Glad someone else is geeky enough to join me!

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