Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Maybe We're Doing It Wrong

Here are a couple of semi-related posts on the limitations of what education can do:

Michele Martin writes about How School Screws Things Up, about the mismatch of expectations between an education environment and what the real world demands.

The second is an article from the Seattle Times summarizing a study critical of higher education's lack of success in instilling 'higher level' thinking skills among students.

Your mileage may vary, but focusing on grades and doing well on tests can get in the way of learning how to navigate a complex world.

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