Thought I’d share this meme briefly because I totally agree. Old-style schooling seems to me to have been a sort of delivery method – sit there and I’ll tell you what you need to know, kids!
That’s not enough these days though, is it?! Our children can find answers online in a way we never could. Even the library wasn’t as efficient or up-to-date as our favourite search engine today. So finding answers can’t be the entire goal of education.
We need to help our childrne ask ‘non-google-able’ questions, and then help them develop strategies to find the answers.
Those strategies might be working with others, developing hypotheses or trialling possible solutions. But all of these will require our children being able to ask good questions.
So although it can get a little much at times (!), we need to be sure our children can ask lots of questions and seek out lots of answers!
If we steal away their ability to ask good questions by answering ‘because I said so’ or ‘stop asking so many questions!’ then we might be limiting them in the long run.
Not saying that a million questions a day isn’t hardwork – it is! – but it’s also important learning and growth :0)