- Encouraging someone to ask questions or give answers to questions no one is asking?
- Helping learners discover worlds of fascinating and worthwhile knowledge around them versus providing them information from books?
- Setting challenging tasks versus 'telling' children, giving explanatory lectures ?
- Encouraging reflection or ensuring memorization of the right answers?
- Preventing errors or letting children discover for themselves when they've made a mistake?
- Giving feedback versus giving marks (and remarks)?
- Ensuring all children get the same opportunity versus ensuring different children get different opportunities?
- Doing everything oneself (if you're a teacher) versus passing on some of your tasks to children (e.g. marking attendance, ensuring participation of peers)
- Maintaining all provided materials in good shape or using them at the risk of their getting spoilt, torn, etc.?
- Asking community to help with their knowledge heritage versus asking community to contribute to improvement in mid day meal?
- Using a textbook as a resource versus using a textbook as a definitive material (i.e. assuming it is the curriculum)
- Reading this blog or reading a useful book on education?!
Friday, March 04, 2011
What is (more) 'Educationally Responsible'?
What is more educationally responsible from among the alternatives below. Anytime you feel it's all very clear, don't ignore the possibility that there may a trap somewhere...
So what is more educationally responsible? Let me have more such pairs / alternatives to choose from, and also your views on the above!