Engaging Learning: What Students Say

EHHS Dean's Blog

As life-long learners, we are, at the least, passionate about our fields of study.  As professionals, we are responsible for inspiring the learning of students.   This passion and responsibility motivate us to discover ways in which learning can be inspired with 21st century learners.   During the EHHS community gathering at the beginning of the semester, we worked in small groups sharing ways to engage deeper student learning (http://ehhsdean.wordpress.com/2012/02/02/engaging-students-learning/ ). 

Since our meeting, I tried several of the suggestions in my class.  I still can see the expressions on my students’ faces when I said, “It’s ok to make mistakes in this class.”  (I was thinking about our discussion and about a statement from Ken Robinson from his book The Element when I said this.  He said, “What is true is that if you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.”  The students also…

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