The Educator is reporting that the ‘global education thought leader’ Charles Fadel is to visit Australia and ‘slam’ our education system. Apparently, it is ‘self-serving in a narrow and traditional sense.’
You might think he would be run out of town for such criticism but education has a taste for masochism and so, instead, he has been invited to give the second Australian Learning Lecture, a project backed by the State Library of Victoria among others.
You can get a taste of his pitch from the foundational paper of the Center for Curriculum Redesign that he established. But you don’t really need to because you can probably imagine it already.
As Fadel states in The Educator:
“We need to make sure that children have a strong foundation in the 3Rs but that they also embrace the transferable skills they need, such as problem-solving, collaboration and communication. This can be helped…
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