One Response to “Trending Topics in Education: What’s Cool?”

  1. SStewart June 3, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

    Good reminders, Andrew. New terms and trends in education are certainly interesting. When I get wind of a new term being introduced, the skeptic in me will usually look to determine if there is specific agenda behind it. I also find it interesting when a term is defined, explained, taken to a context and then adapted or applied in different ways in practice. This can be a good thing too, as flexibility is important and we may discover new ideas from it. It might also validate an “old” idea 🙂

    We often hear about how long education takes to change, but I think many educators enjoy change and challenge and maybe such terms and trends are grabbed onto so readily because of being within an otherwise slow changing environment or context. What do you think?

    I think confusion and misunderstanding about terms can also lead to a “flattening out” of the interest and willingness to explore further. (or it just wasn’t that clear in the first place 🙂 )

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