Challenges of learning

/ 26 February 2005

Barbara Ganley has a great post in her blog about blogging in learning, that points to the difficult work of helping students meet adaptive challenges. As she puts it:

"...they don't always welcome how different or challenging it is to have to learn how to negotiate new terrain. At this point in the semester, they're irked--they want recipes, prescriptions, the five-foolproof-steps-to-writing-the-great paper-or-short-story approach. And we've trained them to expect no less instead of the wonderfully messy process of deep critical inquiry with its switchback trails, its box canyon dead-ends, and its sandstorms out of which we somehow must find our way."

What a great metaphor for supporting understanding -- helping people navigate the wonderfully messy journey of learning...