I really believe the proof of our pudding is the language we use. Education, especially the last 5-10 years and more so recently, is flooded with terminology.
I decry this. It is specialization that is unnecessary and which to me, has been the bane of higher learning and now education in general. I won't bore you with all the acronymns or high sounding phrases . YOu know them, I know them. I read down the forums here on Classroom 2.0 and I'm astounded!!!! If I were an anthropologist from Mars, I'd really think something funny was going on.....a collective failure to communicate.
I say this sincerely. I am as guilty as anyone. How can we remove the blinders and see our language is hindering the possibilities we so sincerely wish....
I'm being purposefully vague. I'd just like to know if anyone out there feels the way I do. Not that we have to dumb things down but rather dumb them up. Intelligence in its most complete form is to communicate with simplicity and to reduce complexity into discrete (complete) units. Am I wrong in my befuddlement, especially over technology and it proliferates this language of obscurity, impurity, "i'm so new " [but just newly packaged]/.