I found myself recommending a bus tour yesterday. I never thought I'd do that, because I have been dragged along on so many. But for some purposes, with some kinds of follow-up, a bus tour is the perfect educational tool. For other purposes, the corny local pageant does just the right job.
So many teaching tools are available -- initiation rites, powerpoint presentations, lectures, learning circles, group exercises, walking tours. And none of them has supplanted the others; but as more tools become available, each one is put precisely in its place. It becomes clearer and clearer as tools multiply what the particular strengths are for particular strategies.Posted by shea0017 at August 13, 2004 11:52 AM