compare btw the Open and Traditonal Teaching/Learning process compare btw the Open and Traditonal Teaching/Learning process

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accessteacher eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I do think much more research needs to be done into Open teaching and in particular one of the things which worries me is that we throw the baby out with the bathwater in our rush to embrace open teaching methods. Yes, technology must be assimiliated into our teaching, but we must be aware of some of the negatives of using technology and also affirm lots about the so-called "traditional" approach that has research to back up its success.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
Open teaching is not a new idea. It was popular few decades ago. No Child Left Behind pretty much put an end to that. I do tnink open teaching is a valuable method. It does require teachers to be more creative and give up a lot of thier control because it is much more student-centered, rather tnan teacher-centered.
lrwilliams eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I have not heard very much about Open Teaching, if you could point me in a direction I would like to learn more. However what I have seen so far it appears to be very technology driven, which may really apeal to our younger students who grow up with all the technology.

deancharles | Student
compare btw the Open and Traditonal Teaching/Learning process

compare btw the Open and Traditonal Teaching/Learning process

Open is a great method and I'm interested to see where it takes us. We as teachers need to try whatever is available to get the message across to our students. There are several methods out there and they are becoming more and more sophisticated. I heard of a site called u-2-me.com which apparently will be a revolution, providing teachers a great way to reach students (and dare I say earn money while they're at it). Traditional teaching will always have its place and I believe a combination of approaches pays dividends.