A member of my #PLN recently Tweeted a wonderful question that sums up my attitude toward education and what I believe may be the rotten core of our education system: What proportion of time do your students spend consuming, curating, and creating content?
Scott Friedman (@irishscott) pointed out the 1-9-90 rule which is that 1% of students create information, 9% curate information, and 90% consume information. If that is not enough to break your heart as an educator then you are in the wrong business. I think this is one of the many reasons (even perhaps a primary one) that I hate our national testing obsession. Not only do most tests tell us very little real information about students, they do not tell us what the students are learning and, most important of all, they do not tell us what the students are capable of doing with the lessons the students have learned. What good is content, what good is information, what good are facts, if you cannot apply that knowledge and create with that knowledge?
Read the full “Do you want your students to consume, curate, or create?” post on my Metawriting blog at: http://metawriting.deannamascle.com/