"This white paper describes the urgent need to adopt engagement-based education in all of our nation’s schools. Many education organizations and education policymakers advocate for the need to raise student achievement, but too narrowly define this goal to mean only raising standardized test scores, a goal that is primarily achieved using methods that promote student compliance. To truly improve student achievement we must prepare students to navigate the problems they face in today’s world."Source:
Jane Ehrenfeld, Executive Director, Center for Inspired Teaching, June 2018Description:
"Today both adult and young learners live in a rapidly changing world that requires them to collaborate, grapple with complex problems, think creatively about how to solve these problems, figure out how to live peacefully alongside people with whom they might disagree, and respond productively to change. Many researchers and writers have noted this “shifting global paradigm” towards a knowledge- and innovation-based economy that requires the use of the skills listed above, often referred to as '21st century skills'"Read the white paper here!