Carleton Washburne posted May 3, 2017 1:47 PM: > > What does "preparation" mean as you are using it? > > Who is supposed to be prepared? Students? Teachers? > > Is there more than one way to be prepared, in > whatever your meaning is here? > > Is there more than one valid way to > assess/demonstrate preparedness? > > What do you mean by "see" in this "context"? > > Is it restricted to "getting visual sensory input"? > > Are you making that and the usual meaning one deduces > when explaining or relating something to another > person who says, "Oh, I see" mutually exclusive? The > verb "to see" implies "to understand" in many > contexts, Robert. You do see that, right? > > You equate "pedagogy" with "preparation." How very > idiosyncratic of you! I doubt many professional > educators would do the same. Not that they oppose > preparing students: I've never heard of a teacher who > would reject the preparation of his/her students as a > goal. But what do YOU mean by that word? > > Technology isn't "pedagogy" any more than is a > textbook, a piece of chalk, or countless other TOOLS. > Any of them may be employed by a teacher in the > service of his/her pedagogy. A thing is never > pedagogy. And the same thing may be used in a wide > range of pedagogical practices. Your narrow and to my > mind flawed and inadequate definitions here account > for your refusal and/or inability to see what Lou is > talking about (and Kirby and others talk about), but > that's YOUR issue, not theirs or others who don't > have your definitions and restricted channels for > thinking about teaching and learning gumming up the > works. > > Message was edited by: Carleton Washburne > Certainly the questions do not betray incompentence on the part of the asker of the questions.
OTOH, they're not entirely competent and effective questions either.
Let's describe them as 'semi-competent'.
It remains to be seen what is done with the responses that RH gives to the questions.
I observe that Lou Talman has rather nicely responded to at least one of the responses provided by RH.