Educators as “bankers” or “midwives”

I recently wrote on ICEA about two different approaches educators can take to presenting information  (birth educators or otherwise). “Bankers” teach by “making deposits” of information into their students’ minds. “Midwife” teachers do the opposite. Instead of depositing information for the student to store, they “draw out” the information the student already has–so the student “gives birth” to their own inner wisdom.

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