In the late 90's when the skills agenda was all the rage in the UK, I was tasked to develop a skills program. At the time they were key skills, and they were slowly transformed into employability skills. I don’t think anyone cared what they were called, they were all the same thing.
Life becomes more meaningful when each day is spent chasing a purpose. Something that makes you jump out of your bed with joy and excitement. If that’s how you kickstart your morning, you are already successful in my eyes.
Yet another deadline missed. “Taylor, what’s happening? Why are we missing out on deadlines, week after week? I had emailed you all the requirements, well in time.” This was Steve yelling out at one of the designers, when I entered the office a couple of months back.
Learning is natural. We begin to learn before we are born. The wonderment of childhood in largely because of the excitement that comes with learning. What happens to the excitement and what value do we put on learning?
The importance of reading in education can't be overstated, and yet we know that reading is in decline for all levels of education across most subjects.
The scientific evidence for how we learn advanced cognitive enablers (critical thinking, complex reasoning, higher order creativity, metacognition…) involves iterative discussions; discussions between peers who weigh out evidence and come to conclusions based on logic, reason, and evidence.
This article is the most difficult Science of Learning article that I will write. Considering the cost of conformity at an individual and societal level. The cost of conformity at a societal level is high, but the cost borne by an individual is even higher.