Guided and discovery learning

Do students know what’s good for them?

Of course they do, and of course they don’t. Putting a student at the centre of their own learning seems like fundamental pedagogy. The Constructivist approach to education emphasises the need for knowledge to reassembled in the mind of the learner, and the related impossibility of its direct transmission from the mind of the teacher. Believe this, and student input into how they learn must follow. At the same time, we know there is a deep neurobiological connection between the machinery of reward in our brain, and that of learning. ….[READ]