Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Donald Clark Plan B: Roger Schank: Only two things wrong with education: 1) What we teach; 2) How we teach

Donald Clark Plan B: Roger Schank: Only two things wrong with education: 1) What we teach; 2) How we teach:

 "I first saw Roger Schank talk in Denver, Colorado, over 25 years ago and have barely disagreed with a word he’s said since. Schank is a critic of the current educational system, pointing to 19th century curriculum, teaching by telling, lectures, memorisation and standardised tests, as structures and techniques that distort learning. I’ve seen him ask audiences of academics to tell him the quadratic equation, taught to most children – they can’t. I’ve seen him ask audiences about the safety briefing on a 737, something they’ve seen dozens of times – they can’t."


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