While the old guard of indexed based hierarchical industrial based classrooms keep perseverating on testing and structured curriculum, the vast world outside of the colonial classroom learns via relational collaborative Internet that test by the impact ideas and knowledge have on the real world.
While Dewey and democratic learning are the reality of how we learn and leverage the global Internet for each moment living on our planet.
Are the curriculum and methods of STEM, SCORM, ADDIE, "No rich child left behind" in the last breaths of the 12th century authoritarian classroom? Ironically called 21st Century Learning.
Even when I look at successful STEM programs I see collaborative project based learning as the real reason as why it works in poverty.
Think about the best teacher you ever had and makes you smile, think, feel that you were of value. What was that class like? The discussions, joy and acceptance as an individual. Were was that in the state curriculum?
What if we woke up and realized it is not about assess>preach>test Internet learning is in a Global Learning Framework of Problem>Discovery>Adopt>Collaborate>Share? How would education design change?
Flash learning across the internet is already here and dwarfing how we learn in the classroom. Our global classroom is transparent, porous and fluid. Are we chasing the grants of political fads or are we serving the needs of the society we serve?
We must grasp the fact that collaboration learning is a global flash event and no academic body or dictator can stand in the way of such a storm of democratic learning.
Someone please tell me the rubric of "Flash Learning"