Pointless Preparation (‘for the 21st century’) Prevents Progress by @wroberts3 | wroberts

One of my least favourite cliché mission statement assertions, and one which schools seem to enjoy spouting more and more as we get closer to the 22nd century: “we provide a 21st century education”.  “Phwoar”, we’re supposed to say.  “What great blue-sky thinking!  Who, after all, is going to operate our flying cars and manage the bit-coin salaries of our holographic bin men if we keep teaching this outdated Newtonian physics instead of real world, 21st century skills.”
As a school teacher I do what I can to influence the future prospects of the young people in my care when it comes to being…

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