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Deborah Hazen's picture

Not equally valid

What criteria will determine which ideas are more valid than others? Or better question, how do we, as educators guard against simply passing on a canonical view of the world? On the one hand we are asking for transactional inquiry, on the other we are assessing their ability to demonstrate that they understand the material. We tell them when their ideas are off track...but how do we know that the idea we call off track isn't simply the new way of seeing a situation that will become the new story?

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