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Storm Snaith

Zhao on testing - 47 views

  • online education community called ObaWorld, which costs $1 per student per year and is a closed, private site. It’s a cloud-based learning platform
  • Global Education Leadership Master’s program, which is based online and accredited through University of Oregon.

Education Week: Doublethink: The Creativity-Testing Conflict - 46 views

  • n his book Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn From Educational Change in Finland?
  • Pasi Sahlberg i
  • "The central aim of Finnish education is the development of each child as a thinking, active, creative person, not the attainment of higher test scores, and the primary strategy of Finnish education is cooperation, not competition."
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  • Standardized testing rewards the ability to find the "correct answer" and thus discourages creativity, which is about asking questions and challenging the status quo.
Jon Tanner

A Nation At Risk: Edited by Yong Zhao - 34 views

    Great commentary on current education reform.
    Brilliant editing of the intro to "A Nation At Risk" to reflect the absurd claims of the original, and to underscore the need to deliberately support creativity and diverse thinking in schools in order for America to maintain relevance.
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