Learning by thinking is thought to be the best of the common learning orientations (discovery and didactic). Personalized learning would come in the form of consultation and negotiation of packaged and personally developed courses. The required expectations would need to be met at a certain level, but it would be personally "tailored" to meet their strengths, needs and interests. Sense-making would be grounded in rigorous investigation, not just playful exploration. Students' primary responsibility is to reach their own conclusions based on careful and informed assessment of all the evidence and data. The teacher's role is that of a choreographer, orchestrating rich thinking activities and developing the environment that allows learners to thrive.
Source: Creating Thinking Classrooms, (Gini-Newman & Case, 2015)
Daniel H. Lee
This blog will be dedicated to sharing in three areas: happenings in my classroom and school; analysis and distillation of other educators' wealth of knowledge in various texts; insights from other disciplines and areas of expertise that relate and connect with educational practices.