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Re: Learning and Mathematics: Papert, mathetics
Posted:
Nov 11, 1995 5:17 AM


Perhaps this is a problem with definitions and , well, "just words." I think that every time a teacher prepares a lesson plan, he/she is implementing a strategies for student learning. The combination of experiences, including assigned and suggested outofclass activities compose the learning experiences of the student. In a sense the student is free to compose as he/she wishes. I would contend that such a sense is, in practice, quite limited, at least in the K12 world.
The teacher does more than suggest learning activities. The teacher does less than dictate them. A composer writes some music and each band plays it their way.
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On Sat, 11 Nov 1995 AndiHall@aol.com wrote:
> Steven Means writes: > >In addition, a quiz or test tends to signal to learners what is > >important, and what is not. Composing learning experiencesis >challenging > >indeed. > > Is composing learning experiences something we as teachers should do? Do we > have the right to determine for our students what is and is not important? >



