I found myself reeling after tonight’s #ukedchat, frustrated by the 140 character limit, unable to express my view on indpendent learning with enough clarity and detail. I promise to follow this up with a post explaining my thoughts on IL, as well as strategies that I am employing with my students.
In the meantime, I offer you Mitchel Resnick’s presentation from LWF12. What he says between 03:34 and 05:33 has become fundamental in my thinking about both independent learning and education as a whole.
If you can’t wait for the post, you can get a good feeling for where my thinking is at here: TeachMeet Tees 12: ‘Leashes not required’.