“The era when isolation and separation were necessary to define the learning environments for our children has passed”, really?

From experience to meaning...

I admire Dirk Van Damme from the OECD a lot. One of the best lectures I ever attended was by him. But I’m not really on the same line with what he writes in this new blog post or rather: I’m at the other side of probably the same coin.

It is one specific paragraph that triggers this reply:

Innovative schools challenge the boundaries – in time, space, and also in curricula and learning processes – that tradition seems to impose on schools today. They often have different approaches to the learning process and especially how its pedagogical core is organised. It is true that deep learning sometimes requires concentration, silencing the noise from the surrounding environment. And a networking world can be a very noisy world. But the era when isolation and separation were necessary to define the learning environments for our children has passed. Schools are at a…

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