Problemitizing the Curriculum [SLIDE]

The thinking of Garfield Gini-Newman has been a source of challenge for me lately.

One of Garfield’s arguments is that problems should be used as an invitation to bring students into the learning process.  Here’s a slide that makes Garfield’s point:

(click here to view and download image on Flickr) 

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2 thoughts on “Problemitizing the Curriculum [SLIDE]

  1. rhonimcfarlane

    Great slide Bill, I am always sharing your stuff with staff. You never fail to provoke some thinking. I love that the focus is “issues” not just because it allows us to think on ways to make the world better place, not just solve the existing “problems”.

    1. Bill Ferriter Post author

      Rhoni wrote:

      I love that the focus is “issues” not just because it allows us to think on ways to make the world better place, not just solve the existing “problems”.

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      This is a cool distinction, Pal, that I’d never considered before. You are right: Exploring issues instead of solving problems is a more proactive stance for everyone to take!

      Hope you are well,
      Bill

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