“The assumption has been that because teachers have studied ideas longer, they understand them better and are therefore better able to communicate (transmit) them.  Epistemologically, it assumes knowledge is an object that can be conveyed and owned by individuals, which assumes that students can come to know the world as the teacher does.  That assumption further assumes that students want to know the world as the teacher does.  But do they, and if so, why?”

– From the Preface to Theoretical Foundations of Learning Environments by Jonassen & Land (2000)

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