Don Tapscott was speaking on NPR about re-designing the way universities deliver education, but I think this applies all the way down to pre-K. I noticed that he said again and again that our teaching methodologies are “the very best that the Industrial Revolution can offer,” and are completely out-dated. Of course, this is exactly what Sir Ken Robinson has been saying for years, and I agree completely.
It’s the same theory behind Karl Fisch’s “Shift Happens” meme that went viral four years ago. The Fall 2009 update is equally enlightening in the age of social networking. (Amazing how 4 years just became an “age” in that sentence….) We need to start envisioning 21st Century education. I’m not sure what that means yet, but I’m on a quest to find out!