Seeing as 7 million have already watched this I'm sure you've all seen it, but just in case, I found this an utterly brilliant combination of insight and crystal clear animation
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- In the long term and the largest scale, what will foster future skills in both the workplace and elsewhere, is variety.
Ashby's law of requisite variety is well demonstrated in this video, as compared to traditional education.Apr 3, 2012
- Unfortunately, in the UK at least, standards and prescription are the policy and not freedom to differentiate to suit learneers and needs. It may be that the current system suits a few learners (10%?) but we should offer something different to the others (as you say).Apr 3, 2012
- Another huge issue we face is lack of parental support. WAY too many parents (many from low income areas) seem to view school as a day care or holding cell for their children. We need to work on changing that as well!
http://www.8bitdad.com/2012/04/04/things-public-school-teachers-are-afraid-to-tell-you-13438Apr 5, 2012
- Watched this the other week and then discovered this week my kid's primary school is streaming literacy accross years 1-4 based purely on ability. No grouping by age!Apr 19, 2012
- That is excellent!!Apr 19, 2012
- When I was at primary/junior school we had classes with three groups in. I think it lasted about a couple of years and then changed back. We worked through books independently so those with talent could move on quicker.
I have to say that my education in primary/junior/secondary was actually quite good. The two failures were the strikes caused by Thatcher and the local council not recognising dyslexia. So the teachers did what they could. Give the teachers more independence and the children will be better educated.Apr 19, 2012