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"We learn more by looking for

"We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself"  ~Lloyd Alexander

I think this quote pretty much sums up the problem with the video we saw in class about Power Learning. Not to say that active learning in undesirable at all, but the way it applied seemed wrong. The active pursuit, the struggle to get to an answer is far more effective for learning than simple repetition. So, "We never scold, we just rehearse" doesn't necessarily remedy the problems of a purely didactic form of teaching.



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