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CoderDojo TC Mentor Resources

For Mentors Designing Lesson Plans

The Six Es of Lesson Planning

Kind vs. Wicked Learning Environments

When we design ciricculum for our CoderDojo students we are striving for a "kind" learning environment. Kind learning systems are contrasted to "wicked" Learning by the following concepts:

Kind Wicked
Patterns repeat Patterns not obvious or repeating
Feedback accurate and rapid Feedback delayed and inaccurate
Rules well defined Rules unclear and incomplete

David Epstein TED Talk Starting at Kind vs Wicked Learning Envornments

The Two Settings of Kind and Wicked Learning Environments - this article describes how we make a kind learning environment

Mike Aponte Blog

Robin Hogarth on Wikipedia