Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Are Schools Dangerously Irrelevant?

Interesting talk by Scott McLeod.  He says the economic and information landscape is changing:
1.  Jobs that can be relocated where labor is cheaper will be relocated.
2.  Move from content consumer to content creator where we are hyper-connected with each other.

He then asks what are we doing about it in our schools?  To which he answers, for the most part, nothing.

Ends by asking the audience, "How do we prepare our kids for the next 50 years instead of the last 50 years?"

Good question!

Follow this up with a slideshow given by Scott to the NEA.   Elaborates on some of the previous points.  Also some good slides showing the shifts in jobs.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for passing these along. Much appreciated!