Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The State of Education

Just read an interesting article by George Lucas, of all people, on how to transform how students learn.

He says,
"Unfortunately, much of our system of education is locked in a time capsule that dates back to the Industrial Revolution, when learning became an exercise in pumping as much information into kids as possible. At the end of this education assembly line comes a diploma -- if the student can spit back the facts correctly. But in an era where technology can deliver most of the world's information on demand and knowledge is changing so rapidly, the model doesn't work. Why spend $150 on textbooks that students use for only 15 weeks with information that soon becomes obsolete?"
Read more: GEORGE LUCAS: Join the Movement to Transform Learning: via HuffPost

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