Class Struggle: fads

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 12/04/2009

Finally some sense about 21st century skills--part one, the Jerald report

(1) Should we make more time for thinking in school by finding a more efficient --and quicker--way to teach the facts our students need to think about? (2) If collaboration is so important to the 21st century workplace, and if (as Jerald and Wagner report) students appear to learn the most about teamwork in sports and other extracurricular activities, should we require everyone to participate in games or clubs in the same way we used to make P.E. mandatory?

By Jay Mathews  |  05:30 AM ET, 12/04/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Trends | Tags:  21st century skills, Craig Jerald, Tony Wagner, critical thinking, extracurricular activities, factual knowledge, fads