At UFM “choice” is really important. Alfie describes how to introduce choice in the classroom and says it is not just an individual matter; it also has a community sense to promote a real democracy, and promoting good decision making instead of following directions. Latter they discuss alternatives to evaluate students work instead of grades, which are proven to be the less effective method in learning, such as qualitative narrative comments:
The more students are focused on improving their grades, the less interested they become in what they’re learning, the less likely they are to prefer challenging tasks and the more superficial their learning becomes.”
Later, Alfie describes how the teacher can promote independence, autonomy and self determination, by sharing power with the students and making them the center of the class, generating different learning possibilities to build the course together.
Quality learning is active learning.”
Finally, Kohn talks about the three most successful ways to promote intrinsic motivation, called the three C’s:
Change the way to teach to a more effective one with Alfie’s great advice!
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Universidad Francisco Marroquín