We have to stop pretending …

In response to Mike Crowley’s challenge (a response to Scott McLeod’s challenge) :

When it comes to education we have to stop pretending (assuming) that:

  • Students learn best in groups of people their own age
  • The subject labels and divisions we use are effective and, on top of that, they’ve always been there and it is too much work to change them
  • Students need teacher constructed activities all day long to learn
  • It is acceptable that students are evaluated in school in ways that are completely different to how they are evaluated in the workplace
  • It is acceptable for school to stay the way it is, because school and the real world have always been different, right?

I challenge Gordon Eldrige, Ben Doxtdator, Mark Compton-James, David Didau, and Starr Sackstein to add their ideas to the mix.

2 thoughts on “We have to stop pretending …

  1. Scott McLeod April 16, 2015 / 10:19 pm

    Awesome list. Your second bullet is so difficult to tackle in most schools…

    Thanks for participating, Paul!


  2. Paul Turner April 17, 2015 / 2:29 am

    Thank you Scott! Your challenge has breathed some life back into my blog and made me feel motivated to write more. Thanks for your support.


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