A recent Brookings article examines the ambitions of today’s education, comparing it with the harsh reality.
What should children be able to learn at school? Are math, reading, and science enough for the 21st century? From the earliest learners to adolescents, students across age groups are missing out on critical learning opportunities. These opportunities are those that help us develop a range of skills, essential to tackle the challenges of our dynamic, rapidly growing world and transform us into our “better selves”—mindful, empathetic, critical-thinking, creative, and collaborative beings …
Despite ambitions such as these, many students continue to learn in traditional school environments where they sit at desks, passively listen to a teacher’s lecture, and memorize a limited curriculum that is further reinforced through often outdated assessments.
Read the full Brookings article here: Examining breadth of learning opportunities in 21st century education systems