Monday, April 13, 2015

We have to stop pretending...

Responding to Scott McLeod challenge.

When it comes to education, I say we have to stop pretending…

  • That it's OK for the majority of students to leave high school believing they are not good learners;
  • That it is OK to believe anything less than in the inherent worth and value of every child;
  • That schooling as it now exists is about increasing individual learning capability and not actually about enforcing compliance and conformance;
  • That it's OK that politicians, the elite, and business-people have more influence over education than local parents, teachers, and the students themselves;
  • That students are not capable of directing their own learning, and that this isn't the ultimate goal of education.

From Scott:  Please join us. When it comes to education, what are 5 things that we have to stop pretending? Post on your blog, tag 5 others, and share using the #makeschooldifferent hashtag. Feel free to also put the URL of your post in the comments area so others can find it!

From Me: Add the hashtag #reclaimlearning.
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