Monday, 24 January 2011

A Curriculum for a Conceptual Age!

Every child needs to be taught what it takes to succeed but there is a profound gap between what most young people learn in school and what they need to become brilliant learners...

Surely, any revision of the National Curriculum must focus on the essential skills that our children need to succeed and reach their potential.  We face a series of challenges because of three aspects of the rapidly changing world we all inhabit; abundance, automation and Asia requires us to look carefully at the skills we all need in this new conceptual age. Dan Pink in his book 'A Whole New Mind' suggests that we need to focus on the following six key skills... design, story, empathy, symphony, play and meaning and our schools must re-imagine their classroom environments and their teaching and learning strategies accordingly.

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