Saturday, February 06, 2010

Just Tell Me What to Do

This is from Scott McCleod's blog: Dangerously Irrelevant

"Just tell me what to do" [to get a B]

[Educator] Seth Godin wrote today that:

People are just begging to be told what to do. There are a lot of reasons for this, but I think the biggest one is: "If you tell me what to do, the responsibility for the outcome is yours, not mine. I'm safe."

I think another big reason is that most people spent at least 12 years of their life being deeply socialized in the “just tell me what to do” model.

I immediately thought of some of our Jr Theme students. and how we sometimes enable them by feeding into this, perpetuating a sense of helplessness. Your thoughts?

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