us understand shapes better. We could use this in science because, if you are good enough, you could make your science project whatever it would be. We could use this in art because, well, it is art. I think Google Sketchup could give you a somewhat promising career. I think this beacause this could get you a job in construction, art, or even designs. That is what I think about Google Sketchup.
Christian Kelso, 5th Hour.…
ear that when we boiled down all that we had learned, including the competencies ideas that have been adopted in New Zealand and elsewhere that the next continuum we may want to discuss is where we stand on student driven vs educator driven curriculum and process. Your ideas seem to fit. We are now recruiting new team leaders to host three meetings of others interstesd in their local area. We believe that education needs flexibility and new designs - then the local groups add to the webworld and everyone benefits.
How do we prepare our young people to thrive in the world they will inherit? A world we cannot imagine?
LY one that will emerge in many parts of the world (and ours is an international perspective. If the bricks and mortar were never successful in much of India, Africa and Parts of South America then this new way may have a chance of leapfrogging those environments past the developed world with new designs.
Consider: when students in Scotland were asked to design a new school they designed drop in centers.
New Zealand after years of research is moving away from curricular standards to competencies (see all about it at: http://nzcurriculum.tki.org.nz/Curriculum-documents/The-New-Zealand-Curriculum/Key-competencies
Also as I am sure you are aware, Christensen, et al predict that by 2020 50% of the developed world's students will be taught at least partially online.
We can also add in the success in homeschooling as an alternative throughout the US + the increases in augmented reality - soon enough students will be able to walk their city streets and get tutorials on the local history as they pass the sites.
Jeffrey - two things: 1) I will invite you as a colleague here, and 2) I hope you might consider hosting a three meeting discovery process if you know of others who would like to entertain these and other ideas about how education systems might evolve: www.futureofeducaitonproject.net is an international project based on the idea that when education research is addressed by people around the world, with the tensions everyone in education is feeling that new systemic ideas such as yours will emerge. As groups tease out how they might work we will upload them to foster more conversation in other parts of the world as well.
We believe the next designs in education will emerge from some people and places other than those who are in power now.…
that everything was revolving around two continuum: student or teacher driven curricula , and student or teacher driven process. If we put those on a 2x2 matrix we have what I feel is the essential question that no one is asking: How do we help our children thrive in the world they will inherit? and When do we trust them to take the lead and we facilitate for them only what they cannot do on their own?
If you are interested check out our site at www.futureofeducationproject.net we are just now starting new teams of discussion. People host three meetings - discuss the research and ideas (on our site and others) and then add their ideas to the mix. If enough people do this from a wide enough swatch of our earth we may just see our ways through the backlog of our own education enough to come up with a breakthrough for our kids.…