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Discussion on: The Good, Bad & Ugly in Self Teaching - The Perspective of a Teacher

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Sam Fisher

Thanks for the thoughtful response! Very interesting boundary there. I think learning to be a learner is probably right in there with the development of “thinking for yourself.” I’d like to learn more about the developmental side of that.

I teach adults, and I must say certain elements of Hattie’s list are inverted with what works for them in my experience. I did take away something very useful for the problem based approach though- which is that you can’t practice knowledge you don’t have. Making sure adults have the tools to conquer the independent learning problems and enough structure to have clear direction is crucial.