Saturday, May 24, 2014

Caution: schooling may be harmful to your learning!

"The challenge is that we are trapped in a paradigm of education from an earlier age and it is a self perpetuating system which is dominated by those that have done rather well in it and who are a bit like the prisoners in Plato's cave, they can't imagine anything fundamentally different"
With new technology, rapid changes in the global economy, and an evolving workforce, the need to improve the way we teach is becoming more and more urgent, says David Garner. In this talk at TEDxIndianapolis he explains why going from outdated models like specialization and standardization to a more multidisciplinary approach is necessary to equip students for tomorrow’s challenges.
David Garner arrived in the U.S. five years ago from his previous post in the Netherlands to become Head of School at the International School of Indiana (ISI), an independent school that serves 600 students from pre-school through Grade 12 and is part of a worldwide network of schools sharing a similar mission.

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