School is often based not on problem solving, which perforce involves actions and goals, but on learning information, facts, and formulas that one has read about in texts or heard about in lectures. It is not surprising, then, that research has long shown that a student’s doing well in school, in terms of grades and tests, does not correlate with being able to solve problems in the areas in which the student has been taught (e.g., math, civics, physics).
James Paul Gee “Creating Smarter Students through Digital Learning”
Tomorrow night we are attending our very first Learning Technology Awards gala event in London and are very much looking forward to it! Keep an eye out here for updates, photos and news from the night 🤞