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Penn Tong's picture

Possible Model

In our weekly meeting, we discussed the importance of letting the student "roam free" and explore until they are tired of it. Throughout this discussion I had this mental image of a model that fit the discussion.

Image a point in space. This is the starting point of all students. Instead of only being able to progress in a straight line, the student can go in any direction, so if we where to map out the infinite possibilities of a student's path it would a circle. I feel that this is also a way to chart a student's progress and assessing how well they are performing in class. The farther out from the starting point, the more they have observed, learned, and inquired.

This is what I pictured during the meeting and with more refining ideas it could be something useful.







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