To address our deeply held orthodoxy in 1000 words is tough -- still let me try. We want change in education that promotes STEM learning, creative problem solving and twenty-first century skills. Change sounds hopeful, but it cannot come while we foster the same old narrow literacy mindset that has been limiting learners and teachers for generations. I [...]
Why education reform is sabotaged by the “experts” who promote its urgency? And how we can make it happen now.
Thomas Friedman’s 2005 bestseller The World is Flat got policy makers' attention describing visual-digital innovation driving new forms of communication and learning -- rapidly evolving video game visuals, for example, spurring innovation in science and medicine -- while our education system prepares learners for a text book world that no longer exists. The urgency of [...]