Time to Move On

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Time to Move On

May 16, 2012

TIME TO MOVE ON: Prussia is long gone, so why isn't the classroom it inspired? Joel Rose, co-founder of New Classrooms Innovation Partners, offers his take on why a factory-model classroom might have made sense for the mid-19th century but not now. "Factories weren't designed to support personalization. Neither were schools," he writes. Time to change up the model. (Hey, Joel, swing by the DIY Learning pavilion at Maker this weekend!) Alex Hernandez adds this great point: "We Need a Fab Lab for Education."

TIME TO MOVE ON: Prussia is long gone, so why isn't the classroom it inspired? Joel Rose, co-founder of New Classrooms Innovation Partners, offers his take on why a factory-model classroom might have made sense for the mid-19th century but not now. "Factories weren't designed to support personalization. Neither were schools," he writes. Time to change up the model. (Hey, Joel, swing by the DIY Learning pavilion at Maker this weekend!) Alex Hernandez adds this great point: "We Need a Fab Lab for Education."

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