21st Century Learning, 20th Century Classroom

Zoe Branigan-Pipe, CAE Canada Education, Nov 03, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes

"It’s time to match classroom and school design with our changing philosophies and teaching practices," argues Zoe Branigan-Pipe. From the way children sit, the way they are isolated from each other, to the way they are lumped into age-based groups, the realities of the 21st century school reflect an earlier age. "What if students could attend learning sessions based on their individual interests or needs, similar to the EdCamp model or MOOCs (massive open online courses) that allow choice and interest-based learning?" she asks. We begin to see some of the answers in the work of the the Enrichment and Innovation Centre, she writes. "The best examples that we found were Kindergarten classrooms." More on this in the Pipedreams blog:

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