Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Educating for the Unknown

In a world of politics and politicians that constantly tell us that our educational systems are failing, preach measurement and reporting over learning, and seemingly seek to keep us in the box while complaining that the box is insufficient, how do we prepare our students for the unknown? They can find many answers on the Web, yet our curricula often focus on getting the right answers. What type of learning is essential for our students in 2012 and beyond? David Perkins says that we must be "thoughtful in feeling ahead" as to what our children might need. We must consider the lifeworthiness of content. I agree.

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