Saturday, October 20, 2012

A tale of two approaches for learning:

Neuro scientist Beau Lotto's approach to learning weaves art, science,  autonomy, joy and play into educational experience.

Compare Lotto's approach (1)  to the approach predicated upon how many multiple choice questions a child can answer on a standardized test advocated by the world's most influential (2) education reformer:

Now my question to Mr. Gates is this: Under the high stakes testing schemes promoted by you and your foundation, when do teachers have significant time to facilitate project based learning experiences that weave creativity, joy, science, art, mathematics, engineering, technology and play if they are forced to push non consensual rote learning experience in order to prepare their students to pass state-mandated standardized high stakes tests?


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