Referenced by Marc Prensky at his talk at BC Ed Online conference, this little snippet really hits home with me.
I was always a little bored by school and wasn’t a big fan of artifical hoops that needed to be jumped. I had the same feeling as a Teacher where there were sections of the curriculum that really had no relevance that I could justify.
Listen to the Natives // Marc Prensky
Pragmatically, our 21st century kids’ education is quickly bifurcating. The formal half, â€œschool,â€ is becoming an increasingly moribund and irrelevant institution. Its only function for many students is to provide them with a credential that their parents say they need.