A Pernicious Myth: Basics Before Deeper Learning.

Written by Jal Mehta | January 4, 2018

Mehta argues that “If there is one prevalent assumption that stands in the way of deeper learning, it is that you have to do ‘the basics’ before you can engage in deeper learning.” He adds, “There is also the fact that the ‘basics first’ approach also tends to reproduce inequalities in schools.” He goes on to describe effective alternatives to this view and practice. A frame for this changed perspective includes seeing Bloom’s as a web rather than a ladder, and re-engaging learners in the process.

Read more here: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/learning_deeply/2018/01/a_pernicious_myth_basics_before_deeper_learning.html

Jal Mehta