Teaching the Right Skills For a New Age: Inquiry Based Instruction – Philadelphia, PA, United States, ASCD EDge Blog post – A Professinal Networking Community for Educators

Let’s stop believing that standardized tests, factual coverage, a focus on discrete skills, traditional multiple choice end of course tests, a teach-test-move on mentality, even AP courses, can prepare most students for this new age we are now living in. This new era, with its qualitatively different dimensions — information overload, instant search engines, cheap worldwide communication, Netflix, Twitter, and Facebook, rapid technological innovation, job restructuring, uncertainty and change, and new, complex political, economic and social challenges — requires a very different educational approach.

via Teaching the Right Skills For a New Age: Inquiry Based Instruction – Philadelphia, PA, United States, ASCD EDge Blog post – A Professinal Networking Community for Educators.

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