• Young Men and Women are distressed for learning that is relevant
  • And what exactly are we going to do about all our graduates?

  • Schools Should help students master the prominent information landscape of the time

    It is likely to get worse as new instruments for creating and spreading falsehoods proliferate. We need to be more surprised that we are not doing about the issue in our secondary and elementary classrooms. But we do not seem to be. Not yet, not in school systems. A token ‘digital citizenship’ lessons from librarian or a teacher and also we seem to think we’ve addressed this dilemma.

  • The future of learning [VIDEO]
  • So we shouldn’t be amazed that we have an information / media literacy problem. We should not be surprised that a large part of our taxpayers have trouble determining the validity and reliability of information resources that are online and electronic.  We shouldn’t be surprised that we are easy prey for people who distribute misinformation, deception, and outright lies.

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    We spent the past 200+ years (at least) pushing ingestion models of learning on most of our students. We requested them to become passive recipients of whatever information came in the instructor or textbook. We gave them opportunities to question validity or the reliability of the information that we spoon-fed them. We trusted that somebody else did the filtering and them.  And in many cases, we punished kids who dared present alternative perspectives or to ask questions.