Should schools just get back to basics?
Joe Bower – for the love of learning
I’ve heard a lot of people complain about school. I’ve worked with unhappy parents and angry students who have shared with me how they have been wounded by school. I’ve listened to politicians and policy-makers describe why schools need to improve. In fact, I spend a good chunk of my time on my blog writing about how school should look a little less like school.
I even participated in Alberta Education’s Inspiring Action that engages Albertans in a dialogue about transforming our education system, but I have never, and I mean never, heard anyone ever suggest that what school needs is more lectures, more direct instruction, more worksheets, more textbook drills and more rote learning.