Adrienne Jankens

"Good learners, like everyone else, are living, squirming, questioning, perceiving, fearing, loving, and languaging nervous systems, but they are good learners precisely because they believe and do certain things that less effective learners do not believe and do." -Postman and Weingartner (31)

Educational Questions: a Path to Discovering, not just Learning

Strong synthesis of Postman and Weingartner and Macrorie, leading into thinking about Project 2.


The question is our best educational asset. Postman, Weingartner, and Macrorie, would all make this argument, and they did in the assigned reading. Postman and Weingartner made a direct argument in support of the educational question, and Macrorie made an indirect argument towards this through the presentation and explanation of the I-search paper. Questions are the gateway to good learning. However, this argument depends solely on the educational aspect of the question. Educational questions are open to interpretation and thus are open to different answers, through this they stress the individuality of the learner/answerer, and they have the potential to lead the learner/answerer to more educational questions in response. They also potentially allow for the learner to learn both about the subject and themselves. Without these educational questions, the process of learning is simply the providing and accepting of facts decided upon by the people who came before, when really it…

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