To Be or Not To Be- Should we start or end our unit with the Central Idea?

One of my Year 2 team mates directed me to an interesting discussion on the blog posted below, where the author challenges the idea of always posting or starting up a unit with a central idea. Instead, perhaps lines of inquiry could lead students to formulate their own. Does a central idea act as a diving board or a finish line we can already see?

http://inquiringminds.me/2013/06/26/the-purpose-of-a-central-idea/

 

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