The curriculum amounts to a series of individual, microlevel tasks, each taught and then tested. In reality, such fragmentation produces an incoherent curriculum that is hard for even the “good” students to really understand, much less care about.
Alfie Kohn, Writer and Speaker

ChangeLearning Video Library

Heather MacTaggart Asks: Why Act Now?

Mon, 01/28/2008 - 18:32 -- admin

Heather McTaggart speaks about the roles that community and home must play in our system of education, particularly in the context of a rapidly changing world.

Featured on this video:
Heather MacTaggart is the Executive Director of [[http://classroomconnections.ca/|Classroom Connections]], a Canadian non-profit educational organization dedicated to optimizing student learning.

Heather MacTaggart on Educating for Today and Tomorrow

Mon, 01/28/2008 - 18:24 -- admin

Heather McTaggart discusses the need for schools to educate students for the realities of today and the possibilities of tomorrow.

Featured in this video:
Heather MacTaggart is the Executive Director of [[http://classroomconnections.ca/|Classroom Connections]], a Canadian non-profit educational organization dedicated to optimizing student learning.

A Factory Model of Education: Heather MacTaggart Speaks

Mon, 01/28/2008 - 18:12 -- admin

Heather McTaggart discusses the fact that a factory-production model of education still exists, although we are now well into a knowledge-based economy era.

Featured in this video:
Heather MacTaggart is the Executive Director of [[http://classroomconnections.ca/|Classroom Connections]], a Canadian non-profit educational organization dedicated to optimizing student learning.

Schools Can’t Do It Alone: Heather MacTaggart on Home and Community

Mon, 01/28/2008 - 17:59 -- admin

Heather McTaggart discusses the role of the home, the school and the community in a system of education.

Featured in this video:
Heather MacTaggart is the Executive Director of [[http://classroomconnections.ca/|Classroom Connections]], a Canadian non-profit educational organization dedicated to optimizing student learning.

Heather MacTaggart Speaks About Students Losing the Love of Learning

Mon, 01/28/2008 - 17:57 -- admin

Heather McTaggart speaks about the fact that although human beings are inquisitive by nature, for many children learning becomes something that is viewed as ‘not fun’.

Featured in this video:
Heather MacTaggart is the Executive Director of [[http://classroomconnections.ca/|Classroom Connections]], a Canadian non-profit educational organization dedicated to optimizing student learning.

Why Is School Like It Is? : John Abbott on the History of Education

Mon, 01/28/2008 - 17:50 -- admin

John Abbott speaks about the influence of the industrial-age mindset on the development of schools.

Featured in this video:
John Abbott is the President of the [[http://www.21learn.org/|21st Century Learning Initiative]], an initiative to facilitate the emergence of new approaches to learning in the United Kingdom.

How Did We Get Here? : John Abbott Speaks

Mon, 01/28/2008 - 17:47 -- admin

John Abbott discusses the history of western education and the loss of the apprenticeship model (learning by doing) to the current schooling structure.

Featured in this video:
John Abbott is the President of the [[http://www.21learn.org/|21st Century Learning Initiative]], an initiative to facilitate the emergence of new approaches to learning in the United Kingdom.

Career Exploration Links Schools to Community: John Abbott Speaks

Mon, 01/28/2008 - 17:43 -- admin

John Abbott discusses a program in Sweden in which students spend a number of school days per year shadowing adults at their jobs. The program begins at the age of seven and continues until high school graduation.

Featured in this video:
John Abbott is the President of the [[http://www.21learn.org/|21st Century Learning Initiative]], an initiative to facilitate the emergence of new approaches to learning in the United Kingdom.

A Community Puts Change into Action: John Abbott Shares a Success Story

Mon, 01/28/2008 - 17:37 -- admin

John Abbott speaks about the role of the community in supporting and improving schools. In particular, he discusses a project in Princeton, New Jersey, in which an entire community (90 000 people strong) was challenged to find a mission statement for their system of education.

Featured in this video:
John Abbott is the President of the [[http://www.21learn.org/|21st Century Learning Initiative]], an initiative to facilitate the emergence of new approaches to learning in the United Kingdom.

Pages

Powered by Drupal