Here’s a post from the blog Scenes from the Battleground about a popular education myth, that e.g. in the Netherlands is used to argue for iPad schools and letting kids freely roam the internet to find information that is not in their schoolbooks.
The only sensible answer to this myth is: good education and good teachers.
See: Biesta, G.J.J. (2012). Giving teaching back to education. Phenomenology & Practice, vol. 6, no. 2: 33-49.
About 4 years ago I wrote a post about myths for teachers. This post has continued to grow over time as one of the myths was altered and manipulated and appeared in different forms. It has now reached the point where it needs a post just for that one myth. So here it is, with a mix of old and new material, the myth about jobs that don’t exist yet.
The original version was the claim that the Top Ten in Demand Jobs in 2010 did not exist in 2004. Here are some examples.
For many, school is still a place where you go to have your head filled with ‘certainties’, a core knowledge base which grows increasingly irrelevant to the world we live in. According to New Brunswick Department of Education, Canada, the top 10% of jobs last year didn’t exist in 2004! Is the best way to prepare…
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