‘We are shrinking educational opportunities for our youth worldwide, robbing them of the creativity of the arts, the critical thinking of the humanities and social sciences’

“In short, the “problem” with university students today isn’t the students but the educational liabilities we’ve saddled them with. We have schooled them to believe formal education is where intellectual creativity and complexity go to die…the problem of students today lies in us not in our youth. It is our job to reverse this “outcome oriented [referring to test-taking outcome]” educational monster we have created. We need to design a “new education” that encourages students not just to cram for reductive tests but to succeed in the harrowing world we have bequeathed to them. “.

Source: We must reverse the ‘outcome oriented’ educational monster we have unleashed | Cathy Davidson | Opinion | The Guardian

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