Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham writes that “collaboration” and “working effectively in groups” are often deemed 21st century skills that young people must learn. But how to teach them? Researchers just made headway in characterizing what good group members do.
| October 4, 2010; 11:55 AM ET |
Categories: Curriculum, High School, Higher Education, Intelligence, Research | Tags: 21st century skills, collaboration, dan willingham, daniel willingham, how to teach collaboration, teaching 21st century skills, willingham, working in groups
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The people behind the Nobel Prizes are offering us regular folks a chance to directly question some of the brilliant winners. Here's how to pose your questions. One of my favorites:
Educator explains what confuses people about the theory of 'multiple intelligences.'
| March 1, 2010; 10:22 AM ET |
Categories: Daniel Willingham, Guest Bloggers, Intelligence | Tags: daniel willingham, howard gardner, multiple intelligences
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Here are the 10 “Big Ideas” in education for the first decade of the 21st century, as decided by Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company: *Alternate Paths to Teaching— From Teach for America to Troops to Teachers to urban Teaching Fellows programs, schools of education are no longer the only place that teachers begin their careers....
Oprah Winfrey seems to love to teach--on her top-rated television show, through commencement speeches, in her successful magazine. But in an era where educators say the one thing students need to learn is so-called “critical thinking skills”--or the ability to deeply analyze problems--Winfrey does very little to help on several levels.
The Daily Beast blog does an "exclusive" list of the "smartest" cities in the country. So when will we stop paying attention to silly lists?