Three ways that posted learning objective can inhibit authentic learning.
- Communicating objectives to students defines the roles of teachers as givers of information and students as receivers of information (sage on the stage vs guide on the side).
- Communicating objectives to students may discourage students and teachers from pursuing potentially constructive lines of inquiry that appear tangential to the objectives.
- Learning objectives give away the ending before the discovering even begins.
Alfie Kohn – Math Lesson : A lesson on “authentic learning.”