Reviewing the Flat Classroom Pedagogy & Structure « Haas | Learning
Excellent and complimentary blog post reviewing the pedagogy of the Flat Classroom Project. (I wish I had written this!)
Fred Haas is a Flat Classroom Certified Teacher and writes an excellent blog!
YouTube - Habits and Habitats: Introducing the IDEA
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
Critics say top-rated Chinese education system has a flaw - USATODAY.com
"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.""
Sunday, February 06, 2011
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