3 Important Areas to Shift the Conversation in Education

George Couros, Connected Principals, Sept 05, 2018
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I agree with these three points articulated by George Couros:

  • we need to shift from data-driven to student-driven. "I am not saying that everything in school should be “fun” but I do know that if I feel that I am valued as an individual, the 'hard' or 'boring' stuff becomes much more tolerable."
  • shift from weakness-focused to strength-based. "This is not about “ignoring weaknesses” but understanding that developing confidence in our learners helps them grow through the process."
  • shift from product to process. "The focus is not necessarily the speed but the ability to grow.  It is harder to measure, but that doesn’t mean it is less important."
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