This week we’re blogging a story from Slate.com which suggests that children need to be “making” in the classroom rather than just learning about it.
Learning by Making
“At an educational workshop where I made my case for making, there were a number of rather skeptical educational bureaucrats who kept asking how we assess or measure something that’s experiential. How do we measure engagement? I was rather frustrated, to be honest. How do we know children are learning if we can’t test it? I put it back to them: ‘How do we know what we’re testing is real learning?’ ”