In Finland, varied methods of teaching are combined appropriately to support deeper learning. The role of the teacher is evolving into an instructor guiding learners in sourcing, assimilating and combining information. This heralds a major change in the teaching profession also, requiring teachers to shift their mindset from centralized control and uniformity to individually tailored learning and adoption of more varied tools and techniques.
Our role as educators is to support and encourage children to facilitate, extend and resource their own learning through interactions with peers, educators and their environment. The role of educators is then less of direct teaching, but to scaffold learning and encourage social interactions.
One size does not fit all, nor does one method suit everybody.