Saturday, September 7, 2013

The value of content knowledge

This is a really interesting article from today's New Zealand Herald. The article discusses the lack of focus on content knowledge in The New Zealand education system. The article starts:

'New Zealand's school curriculum has been hollowed out of knowledge as academic learning is increasingly abandoned for a misguided focus on skills and the process of learning, an academic claims.'  

I agree with a lot of what Professor Rata has to say. The human brain is not like a computer hard drive with limited capacity, rather, the more it contains, the more it can contain. From a computer analogy perspective, we want our students to be more like MacBook Pros, as opposed to a Chromebooks.

To read the article in full, click here.

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