Learners as Teachers; Teachers as Learners

April 17, 2008

Adult Learners in the Community are best placed to understand the simple truth that teachers come in many different guises, and some of them may be children. I love this piece in today’s Woman’s Hour in which a bunch of children talk about how they have taught adults to use computers – and the older learners have taught the children (girls and boys) to knit. The children have learnt that it is hard work to teach some learners (“they are slow, but it is fun”), and this has surely got to be great for their capacity to learn, as well as their abiity to teach. Inspirational stuff!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/progs/listenagain.shtml#w

(click on Thursday 17th); 26 minutes in

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