I’m ADD. What that actually means in 2011? I’m not sure. After four years of higher education, I’ve given a lot of thought to the structure of education in the US. The new generation has been so over stimulated it isn’t hard to see why so many are diagnosed with short attention spans.
After hearing this Ted Talks on the paradigms of learning and student driven education, I feel relieved. Major long term changes are necessary to the foundation of education.
Drug the children to fit in the school, or build a school that fits the children? This seems obvious to me, but it felt good hearing it come from other learned individuals.
Students today are not going into the job market of the past. We no longer need the same skill set or training, nor do we learn in the same way. Take a minute to watch this insightful view of education in the 21st century. Below you will also find other resources such as the Khan Academy and this amazing note to the tooth fairy from a kid that just needs cash… Love it.
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