At this moment of this coronavirus health emergency where so much of teaching is transitioning to online delivery (whether it will last is another question), we need to start thinking about doing things differently.
A new kind of curriculum. One that gets rid of “homogeneous” learning. One size fits all. One that gets rid of the irrelevance of so much in the curriculum. One that liberates the isolated classroom and school. One that makes school be a place of investigation, questioning, discovery and true, real-world achievement.
I call this “Learning 3.0”, what Alan November advocates. Giving students the space and tools to make their learning relevant to the world. REALLY relevant and actual. Make them active in the community, bring them alive to their potential. THIS is schooling, learning, education and whatever sticker you want to place on it. Real problems = real learning. Purpose. Learning for the world, not for teachers.
[see my list of educational change agents – I’ll add Alan November to the list.]
This blog and my old blog (Teacher Talk) has revolved and spun around this central concept. It is so important that we get off the assembly line and start really fishing….
Just an ordinary talk with an extraordinary meaning to those who really want to change things…. Let’s have high expectations for our students. Our students can add value to the world. Maybe even change it for the better.
Also published on Medium.
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