Wired Article Proposes "Radical" Tech-Supported Teaching

Oct 20, 2013

FREEDOM OF THOUGHT: Joshua Davis’s article in Wired, “How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses,” has sparked discussions on how to educate students for a 21st century world. The piece quotes Stanford education professor Linda-Darling Hammond, who sums up a central message of the article: “The fundamental basis of the [education] system is fatally flawed,” she says. “In 1970 the top three skills required by the Fortune 500 were the three Rs: reading, writing, and arithmetic. In 1999 the top three skills in demand were teamwork, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills. We need schools that are developing these skills.”

Wired Article Proposes "Radical" Tech-Supported Teaching

Oct 20, 2013

FREEDOM OF THOUGHT: Joshua Davis’s article in Wired, “How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses,” has sparked discussions on how to educate students for a 21st century world. The piece quotes Stanford education professor Linda-Darling Hammond, who sums up a central message of the article: “The fundamental basis of the [education] system is fatally flawed,” she says. “In 1970 the top three skills required by the Fortune 500 were the three Rs: reading, writing, and arithmetic. In 1999 the top three skills in demand were teamwork, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills. We need schools that are developing these skills.”

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