Saturday, April 11, 2009

Children leading learning

I was challenged recently by the notion of children leading learning (something I call CHILL Factor). Is this is real concept for 21 C learning or just another PC idea?
The reality appears to be that for a child to actually lead his or her learning then someone else- the teacher- must be prepared to follow! I wonder how many teachers are prepared to do this. To listen to the voice (questions, comments, ideas) of the child and then create learning experiences that will allow the child to have an authentic role ion leading their learning. I do see it at Windsor but it takes a very intuitive teacher, one who can seek out those things that will inspire a child and then provide pathways for learning.
What are your thoughts?