Are teachers still needed in our digital age classrooms?

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How does learning happen? Are teachers still necessary in today's learning environments? Two questions crucial to learning and teaching are addressed in an article by Kirschner and van Merriënboer. The authors engage with current but established thinking about the learning journey, and implicitly, about the role of teachers on that journey. [Urban Legends in Education http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00461520.2013.804395 ...

Rules of collaboration – a few ‘big ideas’

While browsing through a book called 'Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom' (Sylvia Libow Martinez & Gary Stager), I came across a passage dealing with lessons learnt from a research project from 1999 led by Seymour Papert. He laid out his ideas in a document designed for a visitor to the ...