I keep six honest serving-men
(They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.
Your assignment – compare and contrast the following answers in relation to learning:
Anything I choose to
Anywhere I’m presented with the opportunity
Anytime I am open to it
Because it’s interesting, it may save my life, it may help me help someone else, it may be useful, I just want to learn for the sake of it
Online, meeting new people, watching other people or videos or TV, listening, trying something for myself, exploring ideas, reading books
Anything they are told to
Anywhere except in class
Anytime except in class
Because they are told to and it’s good for them
Goodness knows but usually despite the responses to questions 2 – 5
Now, next time you teach, ask your friends to join you before you start… or maybe I’m just an old cynic!