“Passion Based Learning”

“Passion Based Learning” (Via Weblogg-ed News: The Read/Write Web in the Classroom.) This comes from a post by Will Richardson (based on something he read of course) and I’m linking to it here merely because I love the phrase, I wanted it to appear as a blog post here too, and I want to be able to easily find my way back to it later. :)

2 Responses to ““Passion Based Learning””

  1. Educational Technology and Life » Blog Archive » Link: Towards Passion-Based Conversations Says:

    […] Some time ago I linked to a post by Will Richardson about passionate learning that caught my eye. The concept eventually found it’s way into my thoughts on passion and professional development. Konrad apparently heard Will Richardson mention the idea in a presentation, and he blogged about it, too. Now, he’s introduced the importance of passionate conversations in the learning process: We need to learn how to sustain conversations that are initiated by the students themselves, not [just] conversations that emerge from the official Ministry documents or our own interests and beliefs. I think that passion-based learning will help, but I also know that there is much more that I can do. It seems to me that this new approach will require that we revisit Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development. Perhaps we could refine the notion of “instructional conversation” (Tharp & Gallimore, 1991) where the teacher is involved in “assisted performance.” This approach is not perfect but I think it gives us a good place to start: “To truly teach, one must converse; to truly converse is to teach” (Tharp & Gallimore, 1991). […]

  2. Educational Technology and Life » Blog Archive » Passion-Based Education Says:

    […] I’ve written a lot here about passion and noted Will’s earlier writing about passion-based learning, but I think these questions can lead teachers in their work, and thus form the foundation of a passion-based education. […]