Thanks for this article, I appreciate how you combine both research and beliefs into your thinking.
Mark Childs
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Had to look that quote up, Mark, but absolutely: “When it is told, it is, to the one to whom it is told, another given fact, not an idea. The communication may stimulate the other person to realize the question for himself and to think out a like idea, or it may smother his intellectual interest and suppress his dawning effort at thought. But what he directly gets cannot be an idea. Only by wrestling with the conditions of the problem at first hand, seeking and finding his own way out, does he think. When the parent or teacher has provided the conditions which stimulate thinking and has taken a sympathetic attitude toward the activities of the learner by entering into a common or conjoint experience, all has been done which a second party can do to instigate learning. The rest lies with the one directly concerned.”

We’ve got this whole feedback thing upside down. Like you, I’m a fan of Jen Doucette’s work toward this ideal.

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