Posted by: thebylog | February 11, 2010

Knowledge Security

Paradoxically, it’s the people that know the most who probably ask the most questions in class. They are more secure in their knowledge, which gives them freedom to expose their ignorance. This in contrast with someone who may not understand but does not want to broadcast this to everyone by asking a question.

As a student, the issue is acknowledging this pride as an impediment to learning and dealing with it.

As a teacher, the question is how to foster an environment so that even people insecure in their knowledge will be comfortable asking questions and showing their ignorance.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: