In the News – Grant Wiggins, Angry Home Schoolers, and Gender Differences

March 29, 2008 at 2:20 pm Leave a comment

Grant Wiggins, author of Schooling by Design, has brought forth some very interesting points on a couple of topics in a recent post on his Authentic Education Big Ideas site.

ASCD.orgFirst, Wiggins takes a look at the current “Just in Case” philosophy that dominates the American educational system then discusses the more appropriate notion of a “Just in Time” system. However, Wiggins notes that the “Just in Time” concept can only come about through a complete redefining of our current school curriculum. In regards to the “Just in Time” notion, he states, “You learn what you need in order to handle increasingly demanding performance requirements” then adds “we already do this in business, law, medicine, as well as sports and the arts.”

Author: Thomas Hanson, OpenEducation Blog, 26th March 2008

Full article available here.


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