As you might have noticed if you read my blog, I have been doing a fair bit of reading lately. I’ve also been doing lots of thinking and have talked to plenty of people with differing perspectives lately. My challenge has been to bring all of this together to decipher what the purpose of school is (now).
I’ve decided to separate the ideas out into the ‘how’ of learning, the attributes, skills, competencies and dispositions of great learners and the beliefs and values I’m thinking school should instill in students. I’ve also added a component which I have become convinced is missing in lots of our discussion around education – the ‘what’ – here I’ve pinched Michael Young’s term of ‘powerful knowledge’
What do you think? I’d love your feedback please!