Education: Makers or Takers?

Mike McDaniel reflects on the students who will be leaving and shows a photograph of his classroom

This is a photograph of a portion of my classroom, which I’ve included for a purpose.  Notice the bookshelves and the cabinet upon which my television rests?  I built them all.  I don’t mention them to pat myself on the back, but to show my students what’s possible, that there is a bigger world out there, a wonderful world of accomplishment and tactile pleasure.  Teachers will understand.

He goes on to explain in detail the making and building process and wonders whether his students who are proficient at using video controllers will be able to achieve in society

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2 thoughts on “Education: Makers or Takers?

  1. agree, I’m revisiting maths at the moment and there are times for checking things and some exercises with calculator but still scribbling to work out the parts of why something should end up with particular numbers is very useful.

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