Update: July 12/12: http://www.scoop.it/t/leading-learning/p/2159233406/we-need-different-not-better
I will just quote Will Richardson, because I can’t think of a better way to say it!
* We don’t need better assessments; we need different assessments that help us understand students as learners and constructors of their own ongoing education instead of knowers of information and narrow skills.
* We don’t need better teachers; we need different teachers who see their roles as master learners first and content guides or experts second.
* We don’t need better schools; we need different schools that function as communities of inquiry and learning instead of delivery systems for a highly proscribed, traditional curriculum.
… the idea of a fully networked, progressive learning environment would for the vast majority constitute *different* and would require us… to redefine the future.
Sir Ken Robinson on revolutionizing education.
Watch it here on YouTube: http://www.ted.com/talks/sir_ken_robinson_bring_on_the_revolution.html
Hear this in the context of “Building a Better Classroom” on NPR TED Radio Hour: http://www.npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/