|Originally posted by nolo:
How about this: Students want to grow through their time spent with you. They desire a learning experience that nourishes them in all three essential areas of human growth: cognitive, affective, and physical.
Hmmmmmm... I am still thinking about this statement. I agree with it, in general terms, but not as an absolute. I put on my "learner" cap and think about how I like to learn - what I want from a learning experience...
Because I teach, I know exactly how I learn, how I want my information, what works for me - yadda yadda... and I see "instructors" as my gateway to the knowledge or the experience. I want the instructor to give me access to the stuff I want... but, I feel like I am in charge of my learning, therefore I am fulfilling my own needs. And, if an instructor tries to take the control of my learning from me - I get very irritated. hahaha
That being said, I do believe that many learners don't have the same attitude as the one that I have just expressed - so that's why I say that I agree in general - that it's an idealogy that will work with some - potentially many - but not all.
Thanks for challenging me with that one - I really needed to take the time to consider how I feel about that view!