Sunday, December 07, 2008

Learning on the Ground

This is what online "learning" cannot do.

A writer from the Guardian accompanies some British secondary students on a field trip to Glastonbury. (I happen to know the teacher.)

The object, for Jamison, is not to deconstruct the stories and myths of Glastonbury. "The point is for them to experience the story, but not say if it is true," he says. "That is not what is important in [Religious Education]. I cannot say the Christian stories are authentic and the New Age worshippers and pagans are weirdos, especially as in the UK traditional religious groups are on the decline and people doing their own spiritual thing are on the increase.

Students have to learn that the place itself is a primary source.

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Blogger Peg A said...

I saw that too, and met Ian some years ago. He is a very cool and nice guy.

8:32 AM  
Anonymous Chas S. Clifton said...

Yep, I saw the Facebook item as well.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Yewtree said...


9:27 AM  

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