A video introducing the Innovation, Design, and Engagement Area: http://goo.gl/qo3i8 Critical to the notion of the IDEA, the concept of rethinking the habitats for the desired habits: http://goo.gl/9LKEv. Order of guests: Ryan Bretag (voice), Stephanie Bitter (voice), Jennifer Wawryk (voice), Mike Riggle, Joan Gallagher-Bolos, Kris Frandson, and Paul Pryma
"The strong showing by Shanghai's 15-year-olds on standardized tests — administered every three years by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and considered a global benchmark of academic excellence — was largely expected, some experts say, and is the mark of a society that values discipline in education. But critics believe this strength may mask the Chinese education system's shortfall in producing innovative and creative students.
"What the Chinese are very good at doing is achieving short-term goals," says Jiang Xueqin, deputy principal of Peking University High School, affiliated with Beijing's Peking University, known as the "Harvard" of China. "They're good at copying things, not creating them.""