A Learners’ View (ALV) Is Of Choices On The Shortest And Fastest Path To Learning, The Oxygen Of Social Life.
Last Edited: September 13, 2018
Theme: Choices that increase the likelihood of all students learning lessons of teachers.
EDUCATORS CHOOSE TO USE TECHNICAL MEANS in lessons that result in all students learning all lessons consistently. These means have existed and most educators have known about them since the 1960s. By making this choice, educators probably increase the life chances of their students, and probably help to solve social problems associated with failure to learn.
This choice requires no special equipment, no special location, and no special authorization or funding to implement. Individuals as well as groups of teachers and others make this choice in order to fulfill the great social commission of education.
They choose to employ their control over their students’ personal resources, such as time, energy, etc., in ways that that decrease the likelihood of assigning anyone to ignorance and unnecessary hardship. They restrict their previously routine, daily informal experiments with teaching-learning to last-choice options, relying instead on published results of studies by experimental behavioral and social scientists. In many ways, this powerful choice is different from conventional schooling.
The key difference is that suitable choices provide ways for educators to calculate probabilities of lessons resulting in learning. When used, these probabilities result in a reduction of rationed learning and a real version of the fictitious New Era School Initiative (NESI).
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- Great Social Commission of Educators
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