Saturday, March 9, 2013

Education Project Runway Style

The latest season of Project Runway (it's the teams edition--advertised as "There's no I in TEAM") has really got me thinking.

How many of you would HIRE someone who came into an interview and announced the following:

  • I prefer to work alone (translation: I'm terrible at working collaboratively).
  • I am really good at book work (translation: I can't apply my knowledge to real-world problems).
Now, how many of the TOP secondary students in our current education system would proudly say . . . 
  • I hate working in groups.
  • Standardized test scores are what I have to show for my educational career.
Seems there's a giant disconnect between "real world" skills we want to hire and skills learned within traditional schools. 

What do you think?
Wordle.of the ISTE Nets for Students

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