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At school, did you ever question the class schedules?

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 28 June 2012

 


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At school, did you ever question the class schedules?
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 144
Posted DateThursday 28 June 2012 09:55 GDT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen
Linkshttp://www.good.is/post/why-it-s-time-to-eliminate-class-sch ... 

I love it when people question things that are so deeply rooted that we take them for granted and never think of questioning them.

At school, did you ever question class schedules? In my day, every 40 minutes, a bell would ring and everyone in the school would shuttle from one class room to another for a different subject.

But why? Why was that considered a good way to learn? I've no idea!

What if we removed the passive course-to-course drudgery of the school day? What if there was no schedule?

What if students were left with a list of coyly worded benchmarks targeted at creating quality humans, and we just waited to see what they could do?

What if teachers were seen as mentors for projects designed to help students meet those benchmarks?

What if the students initiated these projects and the teachers spent their time recording TED-style talks that would serve as inspiration and help students generate benchmark-related ideas?





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