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Do learning objectives stifle students' learning?!

Hello colleagues, A recent blog post by Melanie Ralph, a high school English teacher in Australia, suggests that making learning goals explicit to students has the potential to stifle learning. Aren't we supposed to make learning objectives explicit? Do you make the objectives clear to learners at the outset of your instruction?

Ralph's ideas are interesting, and I appreciated some of the quotes included in this article. For example:

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