Considering Teaching Content vs. Cognitive Skills

Before we fall down the techno-rabbit hole and demand tablets in every classroom, we need to seriously reconsider, for example, whether teaching content, as opposed to cognitive skills, can adequately prepare children for 21st-century professions. In other words, our nation’s educational mindset – one that traditionally uses fact-regurgitation as a marker of success – desperately requires a reboot.

Jennifer Miller, “Flipped Out”, Spirit (August 2013), 74-75.

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