Image copied from http://davecormier.com/edblog/2013/05/07/embracing-uncertainty-rhizomes-and-independence-visual-notes/ Giulia Forsythe’s visual notes from Cormiers talk at connect 2013.
Read: Dave Cormier blogpost on self-assessment-and-self-remediation.
Central theme is the independence of the learner. The learner is responsible for learning and is free and autonomous. How to solve this paradox? Who is responsible in a teaching situation?
Scaffolding towards independence: Ask the learner to write a paper on ‘My road to independency’. Could You write a paper, map “my road to independency”?
Learning with help of peers and teachers could lead to independency. How to help teachers and peers to not steer toward dependency?
Teacher is not the authority but a kind of a nurse. A good nurse wants you to leave the hospital as soon as possible because the hospital will hospitalize you and make you dependent on help. Did you manage to prevent your students from helplessness and hospitalization and dependency?