Duke alum founds ‘innovative’ local school | The Chronicle
“TLC will focus on learning that is both interdisciplinary and practical for daily use, Goldberg said.
“TLC is based on the principle that middle schoolers are capable of higher level thinking and civic awareness.”
Why Not Ask Teachers How They Would Improve Our Schools? | NationofChange
“At one point I mentioned that the governors had just had a meeting on education, and he nodded. I remarked that each had brought a business leader to the meeting. The governor nodded again. And then I asked, “Why didn’t you bring a teacher?””
China’s Ambitious Goal for Boom in College Graduates – NYTimes.com
“China is making a $250 billion-a-year investment in what economists call human capital. Just as the United States helped build a white-collar middle class in the late 1940s and early 1950s by using the G.I. Bill to help educate millions of World War II veterans, the Chinese government is using large subsidies to educate tens of millions of young people as they move from farms to cities.
“Much depends on whether China’s authoritarian political system can create an educational system that encourages the world-class creativity and innovation that modern economies require, and that can help generate enough quality jobs.”
Ken Carbone On The Future Of Design | Fast Company
Slides from “Design Is Hacking How We Learn” | Blog | design mind
“I believe that anyone can adopt the range of skills that we regularly exercise, and learn about a variety of topics of value to them, without having to formally be or become a designer. This can happen not by redesigning how schools work, per se, but by looking at the design process as a form of skill development that can help people change their world. Within that process, there are simple tools we can teach others that help them to create more meaningful lives, independent of formal design work.”
Will · Deep Learning for Students
“When will students develop the skills to do this kind of work if not in school? It’s not just the reading and math skills; it’s also the planning, problem solving and working collaboratively. When do we believe students will develop the dispositions to persevere over time with a challenging project and hold themselves to high standards of quality? These skills and mindsets — collectively known as Deeper Learning — can only be built through long-term practice in classrooms where students work together on significant projects.”
Will · Utter Lack of Intellectual Bravery
Will · Future of Learning(?)
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