What are schools preparing learners for?

For more than a century the requirements of the workforce/economy have influenced what has been taught in schools.  In the industrial age, skills like efficiency and conformity were highly valued. What developed was a model of schooling that endeavoured to impart these skills through the curriculum. Even today, the requirements of a 21st century workforce seem to dominate educational … More What are schools preparing learners for?

Seeing eye to eye

I was reading Dan Pink’s blog recently in which he refers to a survey by the American Association of School Administrators and Americans for the Arts. The table  draws from the ‘Ready to Innovate’ report which asked employers and school superintendents how they would rank particular 21st century skills.  Interesting to note that two areas in which there is greatest disparity are communicating … More Seeing eye to eye