“I mean, public schools have never exactly been a bastions of freedom, and kids, like all humans, love freedom.”
The following is taken directly from the link, with the tacit approval of the owner, who wishes to widely disseminate these views and information:
Competency Based Education: The New Reformer Scheme for Collecting Common Core Aligned Data from Children Every Single Day of the Week…
“CBE (Comptency Based Education) is a data driven education system that follows a set of prescribed standards and requires demonstration of “competency” before advancement. It has embedded testing within the curriculum that collects hidden streams of data via unknown algorithms. Stealth, continuous data–collected by vendors, can be shared with third parties–parental consent not needed. The goal is to digitalize education so data can be collected and, remember, data is gold.”
~Sue Kingery Woltanski
Competency Based Education: Destroying Public Schools One Profitable Data Point at a Time https://accountabaloney.wordpress.com/2016/01/26/competency-based-education-destroying-public-schools-one-profitable-data-point-at-a-time/
Competency Based Ed- the culmination of the common core agenda. https://stopcommoncorenys.wordpress.com/2015/11/03/competency-based-ed-the-culmination-of-the-common-core-agenda/
CBE Online is Neither Personalized Nor Higher-Order Thinking! (Nancy Bailey) http://nancyebailey.com/2016/01/23/cbe-online-is-neither-personalized-nor-higher-order-thinking/
Great Schools Partnership and the Covert Agenda of Assessment Reform (Emily Kennedy Talmage) http://emilytalmage.com/2016/01/27/great-schools-partnership-and-the-covert-agenda-of-assessment-reform/
Competency Based Education (Read with care, this reformer website puts you inside the Mothership of the new Common Core aligned Snake oil the reformers are selling) http://excelined.org/competency-based-education/
Digital Learning Now- From Cohorts to Competency – “provides specific guidance regarding the adoption of Common Core State Standards and the shift to personal digital learning.” http://digitallearningnow.com/site/uploads/2013/01/CB-Paper-Final.pdf
My tutor on the Advanced Training Manager ITD now IPD whatever qualification also taught adult basic skills and personal development-type stuff.
The concept of Andragogy was a thing back then: the teaching methodologies for adults. We must have been having a discussion about gender differences. Women were supposed to be more holistic and integrated, they found it difficult to learn abstract information without relating it to their own lives. She didn’t agree, and neither did i, which is why I say: tell that to the ‘Coloured Computers’ who did the abstract calculations that made the Moon Landings possible (Hidden Figures, the movie out next month: https://youtu.be/RK8xHq6dfAo )
She reported that the single parent fathers displayed the same holistic approach to learning that the single parent mother’s did.
Dads. Hormones. Strange. Human.
“When a college freshman received a C- on her first test, she literally had a meltdown in class. Sobbing, she texted her mother who called back, demanding to talk to the professor immediately (he, of course, declined). Another mother accompanied her child on a job interview, then wondered why he didn’t get the job.
“A major employer reported that during a job interview, a potential employee told him that she would have his job within 18 months. It didn’t even cross her mind that he had worked 20 years to achieve his goal.
The photo is murky, the image indistinct and semantically unfocused, the typeface is a let’s make it look like handwriting but not comic sans (2 marks for that) and most of all, the quote is bogus.
Why was this chosen to promote “Play”?
What does it mean? It’s fuzzy, didactic and unmemorable. Something about a spark. The words are dead cliché words.
Who is the It? Is it the spark or the child? Yes, I know, it’s supposed to be the spark, but the subject of the sentence is the child.
Lighting the path? Only one path? Really? Not many, why not? Branching paths? No, just THE PATH. The Great One* has spoken.
For the Adult to be?!? Teleological piffle! The Serious and Ironic Crime Squad have been informed.
Play is not preparation for adulthood, play is “that’s it, that’s what happened” to quote Miles Davis. It’s easy to understand backwards isn’t it, Søren?
*Soreen malt loaf was named after the philosopher, btw.
*The Great One would appear to be the awesome Charles Hawtrey (1914 –1988), born as George Frederick Joffre Hartree, was an English comedy actor and musician. Starred in the Carry On films and was known …