Friday, September 18, 2009

Rethinking Education

Here is a link to an article by Sam Chaltain that discusses a need for change in education today. I was particularly interested in the following: "Before that can happen, however, we need to start having a different conversation. We need to restore the focus of public education reform to its rightful place - on learning, and on the core conditions that best support it." His point was that learning is more than regurgitating information on basic skills. Higher-order thinking skills need to be learned to be successful in today's world.