Een mooie documentaire van PBS over onderwijs en leren in de 21e eeuw en hoe technologie kan worden ingezet om leerlingen op te leiden tot creatieve, kritische probleemoplossers. In de documentaire worden een aantal innovatieve leerpraktijken beschreven, zoals het Digital Youth Network en Quest To Learn.
In the 20th century we taught out kids what to learn. We lined the desks up in rows and put the teacher at the front of the classroom. But in todays world many educators are questioning the status quo by meeting young people where they are. They are using 21st century tools to help prepare kids for a 21st century world. Join us for a look at the frontline this change.
“John Dewey said it best, he said that if we teach todays student how we taught them yesterday, we rob them of tomorrow. And we are doing that all over this country” (Chris Lehmann)
“The powerful thing is when we allow kids access to owning their education, then we say you have to figure out larger pieces of the puzzle than kids are usually allowed to figure out in the schools, then….they blow you away on a daily basis” (Chris Lehmann)
“We are either going to have two schoolsystems. One for the rich and one for the poor. And the poor one will be a standardized, accountable system, that does guarantee you and give you the basics, and it will suit you for a service job. The priviliged kids will go to another school system where they will learn all the same facts but they learn to use them to solve authentic problems and eventually to innovate and produce new knowledge. And they will make out well in the global system.” (James Gee)