Why School? by Will Richardson

Why School?

By Will Richardson

  • Release Date: 2012-09-12
  • Genre: Education
Score: 5
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A new generation of highly wired and interconnected kids are crafting - even demanding - a new and different narrative around learning, creating a movement that challenges the fundamental premises of what we call “school." In this new story, real learning happens anytime, anywhere, with anyone we like, not just with a teacher and some age-grouped peers in a classroom from September to June. More importantly, it happens around the things that we learners choose to learn, not what someone else tells us to learn. How can schools adjust? Or students? Or parents? In this provocative read, respected education writer Will Richardson offers a bold plan for rethinking how we teach our kids, and the consequences if we don't.

Reviews

  • A Difficult Balance

    5
    By paulathomas07
    Will Richardson puts into perspective why I sometimes feel so subversive! On the inside secretly squeezing in all the exciting, chaotic,connected learning experiences that make the classroom so energised and intrinsically motivating for the students, while on the outside loosely tethering the learning activities to the extrinsic framework of our Australian National Curriculum and including specific knowledge to pass our National Testing Program to appear to be a 'good' teacher.

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