Sunday, May 13, 2007

Predicting the future

What a middle school student says:
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
To envision the future that no one can see we must have at least 2020 vision. For some people this may be very difficult. For others it may be very easy.
There are a couple of things 21st century education requires. First, students must want to learn. Second, teachers must want to teach. Thirdly, there must be clear communication.

A middle school perspective, but he got the main point of Karl Fisch's Keynote. The assignment was to take Cornell Notes while listening to the keynote. Then the next class, they were to write these essays based upon their Cornell notes.
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1 comment:

Simon said...

Now that is the nub of the issue...

If we can address those three points I think we've solved the problems in education... But I sense that the old adage of “if you think you know the answer, you haven’t understood the question,” may apply.