Ashford 4: – Week 3 – Discussion 2
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
The Purpose of School
In the discussion post last week, Sir Ken Robinson suggested that schools are killing creativity. Seth Godin also challenges us in his TedTalk, Stop Stealing Dreams: Seth Godin at [email protected] , to think about what is the purpose of school. He suggests eight things that will change education and shift our education system, including “there is zero value worth memorizing anything ever again. Anything worth memorizing is worth looking up.” He also shares that “we should measure experience instead of test scores” and “grades are an illusion.” What connections do you see to the ideas that Sir Ken suggested about schools killing creativity? Are Common Core State Standards a help or a hindrance in fostering creativity? How would following Seth Godin’s advice support or inhibit the idea that our students need to be better prepared to compete against others in the global economy? How would this advice inhibit or improve the ability for students to learn twenty-first century skills? Explain your thinking.
Guided Response: Respond to two of your classmates. Begin each of your responses by summarizing your classmates main idea(s) an then offer your perspective and insights. Be sure also to respond to any questions that your instructor might pose.