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, “school,” 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.