For a long time now we, as educators, have pushed to hone our craft and delivery of curriculum. In working to make the content and delivery better have we forgotten why we want students to be educated? Do we want today’s students to be good factor workers or do we want them to solve the problems of tomorrow? At every other conference or professional development session I hear, ‘we need to prepare students for jobs that we don’t even know exist’. If this is true, then we need to look at ‘future-proofing’ our educational methods. We need to teach students to approach problems both systematically and creatively. Here is a great article by Annie Murphy Paul on this very topic. What are your thoughts?
Are We Wringing the Creativity Out of Kids?