Education ∪ Math ∪ Technology

The World Becomes What You Teach

This is an amazing presentation by Zoe Weil.

What’s interesting about it for me is that what she suggests is nearly exactly what I recommended in my last blog post, but she specifies the part of the real world we need to bring into schools much better than I do. Rather than some vague "here are some real questions we have" which is the problem with my post, she says that we should start with the problems we see in society and engage kids in finding solutions to those problems. This type of approach would automatically help kids become critical thinkers, since the primary focus of the curriculum would be on finding solutions and thinking about the world, rather than a single-minded focus on content.