Donald Clark Plan B: Roger Schank: Only two things wrong with education: 1) What we teach; 2) How we teach

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Selected quotes

 

“..In short, school he thinks, has turned into a funnelling process for Universities. This is a big mistake. His solution is to have lots of curricula and allow people to follow their curiosity and interests, as this is what drives real, meaningful and useful learning, as opposed to memorisation and hoop jumping. Organise school, not around subjects, but cognitive processes that match what we do in the real world…”

 

“The idea that everyone should go to college he thinks absurd. It’s fine for some but not all. …

To cut to the quick, Schank things Higher Education is a con. You pay through the nose for not very much more than a three or four year vacation and a good social life. The courses are poor and the system designed to select researchers.”

 

“Schank has a strongly libertarian view in that he wants to abandon lectures, memorisation and tests. Start to learn by doing and practice, not theory.”

 

“Knowledge is not a set of facts, it’s a set of experiences. This is not taught by telling, it is taught by doing, “

 

“Meaningful stories (scripts) lie at the heart of his instructional method”

 

“In fact most current online education he sees as just a change in venue, not a change in method.”

 

 

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