Society for Quality Education: Sharing Proven Effective Practices: Blog : Who will guard the guardians?

Today, Margaret Wente is writing about The Brave New World of 21st Century Learning, referring to “an alarming education fad frequently known as ’21st century learning'”. But education leaders have been pushing

“…emphasis on creativity, innovation and digital literacies with more discussion of broad concepts and big ideas and less emphasis on factual knowledge. Courses will be personalized to suit students’ learning preferences. Classes will be student-centred and feature far less direct instruction and far more project and group work. Teachers will be expected to act as guides to self-directed learners. Technology will feature heavily in the classroom. Grades and testing will be downgraded…”

via Society for Quality Education: Sharing Proven Effective Practices: Blog : Who will guard the guardians?.

 

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