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  1. While I like the idea of getting people to prepare by going through content outside the classroom, I’m wondering how you ensure that all learners actually do this before they come into the room? It’s difficult enough to get them to focus when they’re in the room, let alone when they’re not! Any tips/ideas?

    • Just my thoughts – if as a student I know class is for collaboration, discussion and active participation, the likelihood of going through the content beforehand is high. However, even if a few don’t go through it, the active learning approach in the classroom brings everyone to that point of understanding the content.

      For me, I don’t even think it is more of a ‘content-before-class’ policy, than it is a push for active participation of learners in the classroom. Rather than they passively consuming the lecture, the classroom (with the right pedagogy, enabled by appropriate technology) can be opened up for more exciting learning experiences!

  2. While I like the idea of getting people to prepare by going through content outside the classroom, I’m wondering how you ensure that all learners actually do this before they come into the room? It’s difficult enough to get them to focus when they’re in the room, let alone when they’re not! Any tips/ideas?

    • Just my thoughts – if as a student I know class is for collaboration, discussion and active participation, the likelihood of going through the content beforehand is high. However, even if a few don’t go through it, the active learning approach in the classroom brings everyone to that point of understanding the content.

      For me, I don’t even think it is more of a ‘content-before-class’ policy, than it is a push for active participation of learners in the classroom. Rather than they passively consuming the lecture, the classroom (with the right pedagogy, enabled by appropriate technology) can be opened up for more exciting learning experiences!

  3. Well said Bob!

    We must begin to move beyond the ‘content-driven, teacher-centric’ approach in the classroom, to the ‘conversation-driven, student-centred’ approach. This is redefining the classroom.

  4. Well said Bob!

    We must begin to move beyond the ‘content-driven, teacher-centric’ approach in the classroom, to the ‘conversation-driven, student-centred’ approach. This is redefining the classroom.


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