Dr. Tony Wagner, co-director of Harvard’s Change Leadership Group has identified what he calls a “global achievement gap,” which is the leap between what even our best schools are teaching, and the must-have skills of the future: * Critical thinking and problem-solving * Collaboration across networks and leading by influence * Agility and adaptability * Initiative and entrepreneurialism * Effective oral and written communication * Accessing and analyzing information * Curiosity and imagination.
Can children learn to read by themselves? It's a question which Nicholas Negroponte posed before inviting him to be a visiting professora at the Media Lab. If so, it would turn the entire system of education upside down. Mitra cites anecdotal evidence that children can teach themselves the alphabet using Android phones. But that's not comprehension. To answer this, we need to answer two question: firstly, can they learn to read? Secondly, can they improve their comprehension, understanding, and
It’s currently seeing an insanely fast evolution in terms of technology. But all that evolved technology is being shoe-horned into a very old model. So you could have the best cutting-edge Web 2.0 apps, iPads out the wazoo, but still have a school with no wi-fi or even Internet connectivity. You could have the most robust student portal but a group of administrators resistant to change.