The trouble with content, in terms of its domination of the learning experience, is that it has lost its meaningful meaning. OK so this is a just a fancy… but imagine if we shifted our attentions instead on the idea of contentedness. When you think about it, content and contentedness both do the job of ‘filling you up’ but one stuffs you from the outside, and one from the inside.
When it comes to learning, though, uncontentedness is also important, and finding the rhythm between being content and uncontent is perhaps what learning design is all about, and it applies to teaching as well.
- Are you content with your teaching? If not, change something.
- Are you content with your learning? If so, change something.