|A must read for educators|
|Sir Paul Callahan|
|Ann Marie Murphy|
He believes America needs to create an education system that will create the next generation of innovators. Finnish education is one that Wagner admires – the Finns 40 years ago transformed their education system.
- have developed cultures of collaboration
- based on interdisciplinary problem solving
- and intrinsic motivation.
He asks, ‘what are the capacities that matter most for innovation and how are they best taught?’ And he worries that currently we do not measure any of the skills that matter most. We need a different answer – a system to create ‘a hyper-imagination- enabling society’.
The innovators Wagner studied had all learnt the most important skill of all ‘the ability to learn on their own’. All couldn't stand the tedium of school.
We need to ‘give them rich experiences and develop their confidence to explore, question, test, experiment, and push on the boundaries of relevance.’ Things not valued in our current school system – and this applies to teachers as well.
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