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How did we lose our way?

Posted on: October 28, 2015

Mathematics was for logical thinking. Science was for hypothesizing and testing hypothesis. Language was for clear and effective communication.

They still stand for those things, but I get a sense that some have lost sight of that.

Today such content areas seem to be for doing well on tests and PISA rankings. They have become a paper chase. When combined with current testing models, content areas are means to sort people on very narrow, academic measures.

The learning of content should be a method to ends like critical and creative thinking, problem solving, and meaningful use. This is not just an old-fashioned ideal. It is a necessary strategy in an age where information is readily available and changing rapidly. 

How did we lose sight of what matters?

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