Thursday, October 11, 2007

Interesting people are interested.

21 comments:

sister AE said...

nice!

David said...

As a teacher, this one REALLY brings home the importance of learning from one another. I'd like this one poster sized and framed.

astropixie said...

this is fantastic!

Hans Mundahl said...

Thanks for this one!

Erik said...

Of all your brilliant index-card cartoons, this is the first one I think is wrong. I've learned a hell of a lot in lectures. (It's the quality of lecturer, of course.)

David Truss said...

Brilliant... I would love to share this on my website! When it comes to your site, "A 'Graph' is worth a thousand words!"

Bungo said...

@erik:

Presumably you were listening, not lecturing - and presumably your lecturer wasn't learning much (unless they were either fantastically bad, or fantastically good).

heather said...

unless the tele=PBS

Anonymous said...

also @ erik:

I think you should look at it only from the point of view of your actions. If you're lecturing, you're teaching but not learning (provided you prepared ahead of time). If you're listening to a lecture, it's the other way around. In a conversation, you can do both.

Chris said...

I've been reading Indexed for a while; as an educational technologist, instructional designer, teacher, edublogger etc... this one "hits home." I'd like to share this one on my blog as well; I currently have a link to this post at http://edtechatouille.blogspot.com.

Thanks. Really enjoy your blog!
-Chris

t3knomanser said...

@bungo:

Actually, as someone who used to do a lot of lecturing, I learned a lot from doing it. This was mostly because I was teaching things I didn't really know- I was but a few pages ahead of the students.

They learned, I learned, everybody won.

As for television's corner on the graph- all I can say in rebuttal is "Carl Sagan's Cosmos".

David said...

http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~tbayston/eme6313/learning_pyramid.jpg

David said...

All right, that link didn't work, so I'll resend. If it doesn't work, try Googling "the learning pyramid". I'm sure those lecture-based pedagogues did learn a lot from lecturing, but their students probably didn't get nearly as much out of it as they might have had they been involved in the discourse.

http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~tbayston/eme6313/learning_pyramid.jpg

Anonymous said...

Your links are missing _pyramid.jpg ('underscore'pyramid.jpg)

It takes them off mine when I try, as well. *shrug*

David said...

Thanks, yeah, I'm frustrated. I'll only post short links from now on.

Anonymous said...

BRILLIANT

dharmamama said...

As a radical unschooler, I have to disagree - we learn a LOT from TV. A whole lot. lol Conversations are great, too - they both have value in our lives. Once I stopped demonizing television, I realized how enriching it can really be.

@David - You can tinyurl long URLs!
http://tinyurl.com/
I just discovered that about a year ago, and I've been evangelizing ever since. Like "command-F" on a Mac, tinyurl changed my life.

shalini said...

guess u r too good!!!!
keep it up

Anonymous said...

I'll say it as Marx did. I find television very educating. As soon as anyone turns one on, I go into another room and read a book.

Steve Henneberry said...

Perfect!

Con said...

bigpicture.typepad.com linked me over here to admire all this wonderful chart porn. "interesting" is far and away my favorite. keep up the good work!

 
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