Sunday, March 11, 2007

Top down or bottom up?

Top down or bottom up? Here's a bottom up article (from particular = here: teaching how to listen - to general = here: what is top down teaching & bottom up teaching) & here a top down article (from theory to example)

3 comments:

ktismatics said...

Very interesting article. Do you gather the pieces and impose meaning on them, or put up a framework and fill it in with details? It does seem iterative, alternating between the two. Sometimes you get so locked into a structure that you lose the freedom of hearing something new. The risk the other way is that you're overwhelmed with details that don't hang together.

ktismatics said...

Inspired by your post and this article, I just went out and bought a French book. I posted on it today.

Odile S said...

The risk the other way is that you're overwhelmed with details that don't hang together.

Sounds like what happened to the spider drinking coffee...

Sometimes you get so locked into a structure that you lose the freedom of hearing something new.

That's so true.
(visualising how I became a spider and tried to escape from the cafeine web but could not)

Much in need of a lift of spirits I enjoyed your post about book buying...

*new* item at Chez Odile is the metachat where Creatives and Thinkers meet.

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