Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Did You Know

A refined presentation of a brilliant idea from Karl Fisch from his web site The Fischbowl. It's a compelling remix of an inspired presentation which attempts to present just how much our world is changing, how quickly we are adapting, and how far we have to go. The quiet question is what should, could, or need we do to embrace the future; not only as Americans but as a world community.

As the presentation is designed to provoke conversations I'd like to start a thread: a data point in the video reveals that the average learner will have 10 to 14 jobs by the time they are 38. How can teachers, locked into a system that does not promote professional flexibility, relate to or comprehensively prepare today's learners for this reality? Is there a way to provide more professional flexibility for teachers today? What would have to change to allow for such a departure from the norm?

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