What if... deeper learning > basics?

"What if, in language, student trips abroad were not something that happened at the end of high school, but were a springboard at the beginning of language study to show students the value or learning another language? What if, in science, we taught students the scientific method--and the associated relevant knowledge in statistics, inference-drawing, and building on existing literature--by having them write junior versions of scientific papers rather than reading from textbooks?"

--Jal Mehta, Harvard Graduate School of Education, writing in "A Pernicious Myth: Basics Before Deeper Learning"


Each Wednesday we share a "what if" scenario. These are not suggestions as much as provocations.

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Christian Talbot