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    One quick thing to remember about the CC checklist- some topics are seriously just covered quickly so they can check them off the list. Just because something is listed does not mean that the teachers actually make sure the child has mastered it. I think this is one drawback of CC, by having too many things to check off, some depth and mastery was lost.
    You know, in all the CC conversations I've been part of, no one has mentioned that aspect. I had never thought of the "too many things to check off" downside! And that makes so much sense about losing mastery that way. Even though I've appreciated the depth of study we've been able to do when homeschooling, I hadn't thought of it in terms of something that public schoolers don't have the luxury of simply because of CC guidelines. Super interesting point!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Free Thinker View Post
    One quick thing to remember about the CC checklist- some topics are seriously just covered quickly so they can check them off the list. Just because something is listed does not mean that the teachers actually make sure the child has mastered it. I think this is one drawback of CC, by having too many things to check off, some depth and mastery was lost.
    This is something I've been thinking about recently, too. I don't think it's limited to CC. I teach at a University in the UK, and one of the modules I rewrote last summer felt like a desperate scramble through huge amounts of material in order to hit the topics we 'had' to cover. I feel like too often education is about quantity rather than quality. Maybe it's my learning style, because I like time to read, reflect and absorb. That's one of the reasons I'm a fan of learning in context - it's more meaningful than trying to feed anyone gobs of unrelated material, and when it's relevant, it's nice to be able to take time to spend as long exploring as possible.

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