Yong Zhao: PBL Develops Students Creative Confidence | Edutopia

Meanwhile, he added, the U.S. is focusing on the wrong goal by aiming for higher standardized test scores. “Fixing the horse wagon wont get us to the moon,” he said, referring to the current educational system as a holdover from an outdated era. Emphasizing test scores over creativity will undermine American students talents and confidence — the very qualities that countries like China are trying to encourage. An “outlier” like Lady Gaga, Zhao noted, would be of no use in the village where he grew up. Yet shes become a mega-star in the U.S. because of a “tolerance for diversity of talents.”

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