Our schools are not failing. They certainly don’t need reforming. The system is obsolete and needs reinventing.
As usual, Heidi Hayes Jacobs makes some intriguing and thought-provoking points. Among them…
- Are we educators studying television literacy and its effect on learning, especially given its force relative to print media? If not, why not?
- Are we upgrading (making strategic replacements of outdated curriculum)?
- Are we keeping “classroom curiosity” lists to archive the fascinating questions and researching of our learners? Or are we too busy “covering what has to be covered?”
- “I can’t think of a better time to be a public learner…which is what you must be if you want to teach.”
- Social production democratizes learning.
Take 17 minutes and explore theses and other provocations yourself. Or don’t.
[Note: In her talk, Heidi mentions “contagion” from a video that kicked off TEDxNYED. I bet that is Kiran Bir Sethi’s TED talk. If you have not seen it, and if you are interested in PBL with a “capital P,” then watch it. Or don’t.]