Thursday, August 7, 2008

"Think Different"


Doug Johnson, on his Blue Skunk Blog, pointed to a posting on the Students 2.0 blog. The authors are several students from across the United States and one from Scotland. They use this outlet to "share our ideas through a global network."

Sean "the Bass Player" from Scotland writes:

We make the mistake of thinking that the people that do well in school are the ‘smart’ ones, but that isn’t always the case. These people may just be good at retaining information and reciting it back under pressure, or may just be good at problem solving. Our schools teach these kinds of people well, because they know how to deal with them. All you need to do with these people is throw facts and figures at them and tell them they need to know them to pass, and get become qualified to get a good job... which is not even proper learning. There is no regard there for our creative ones, or even the ‘smart’ ones who can probably do so much more given the opportunity. There is no other option, no fork in the road, not even a way to have the best of both worlds. Just one path for everyone to follow, with the same goal in mind—to fit in, and become another round peg in a round hole.
Wow! Read the entire post.

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