Teacherplex – A network of smart people helping others learn

The traditional learning paradigm starts with the presentation of educational material, eventually followed by a test to see how well it was understood. By inverting the order of lecture and test, the process can become much more fun and efficient. By presenting the questions first, a student is challenged, and thereby inspired to be fully attentive. The presentation of dry educational material is only necessary when corresponding questions are answered incorrectly, and therefore can be delivered in relatively small doses.

The Inverted Learning paradigm is completely compatible with the Socratic method of teaching, which stresses a focus on asking and answering questions. Further, by asking questions first, the Teacherplex system is able to probe the user’s knowledge and identify areas of weakness, thereby increasing the efficiency by which knowledge is transferred (although, the system’s ability to do this depends on its having a large number of questions at many different levels of difficulty for every possible topic, which in-turn depends on the creation of those many questions by good-natured users).

The Teacherplex system is organized around the Inverted Learning paradigm, presenting multiple-choice questions followed by answers and explanations on any topic that a student might wish to learn. Students learn at whatever pace feels comfortable to them. And they do so without any fear of humiliation, as can occur to shy people when interacting with o


About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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