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In This Issue
Week of 04/30/2018
Vol. 23 Issue 16
Special Letter: Scientific Revolution and Education, Part II
- Our Kuhnian Educational Crisis
- From Kuhnian Crisis to Paradigm Shift
- What’s Really Going On: The True Paradigm Shift
- Practicing in Different Worlds
- What’s Emerging?
- Summary and Conclusion
- Appendix: Interview of Marc Prensky by VEJA Magazine
- About Marc Prensky
Publisher’s Note: Members who have read Part I of Marc Prensky’s new work on education will understand the stark differences between his approach and the many “aspirational” tomes on what to do to “fix” education: Marc starts with the kids, how their minds and brains work, and what roles they see themselves in as they grow and learn. In Part II, he expands on this new approach to “the problem” and provides an optimistic and convincing path for creating real change, and measurable advancement, in our K-12 systems.
Having spent years reading about and discussing this situation with others, I can testify that this is a major breakthrough in seeing this landscape from a different, and more productive, perspective.
If money alone were the answer, we would have solved the problems decades ago; for better or for worse, the real solutions lie in our understanding, or lack of it. Since a radical rethinking of our basic education system is the highest leverage point society has for improvement, I hope our members will finish reading Marc’s work with a new sense of hopefulness and purpose in the sphere that matters most. – mra.