Bubble based education ...

If you are chasing the next 'thing', in any walk of life you could be considered to be a little on the vacuous side, lacking any substance etc.

Yet education has long been a chaser of trends. From educational style, teaching methodology to tech toy for enhancing the delivery experience. 

If you are a teacher, think about it, what trends have you imposed. What edicts from either your organisation or on high within the Government have you witlessly inflicted. Also what cool ideals are now quite uncool. Did that mean we were not educating our students properly when the uncool mode was cool.

Often I wonder if our students learn, in spite of us. As if the will to learn will overcome the best efforts of education to kick that out of students. There is collateral damage on the way; those who will be discarded by our ever changing ebb of ideas. But the majority, who still work, prosper and seem to learn. Have an innate ability to survive and discover new things. Even when they are being told to 'reflect' on their 'learning styles'.

Eventually these bubbles burst (not quite a pop, more a fizzle) and we move onto the next fad and thing. I am sure that you may have some choice experiences of some current notions, set to bubble through your educational practice.

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