Connecting Past and Future

Reading an interesting article about similarities between good examples of digital learning practice and Montessori style teaching. Carri Schneider gettingsmart.com identifies 5 similarities which link best practice in both these models of education. I’ll list them, for my own reference:

1. Individualised Learning Progressions
2. Progression not linked to chronological age
3. Formative assessment & immediate feedback (I prefer feedforward!)
4. Teacher as director of learning rather than instructor
5. Global perspectives

As a simple blueprint for an educational model, these five notions have a compelling rightness about them.

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