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“Kids These Days!”: A (Partial) Defense of Ignorance and Distractibility

You’ve seen the videos. An earnest reporter wielding a microphone accosts a college student and asks extremely basic questions: “What are the three branches of government?” “What is the capital of France?” “Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?” When students

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Focus on the Speaker: Charles Fadel Champions Curriculum Redesign

Most educational reform focuses on the way the teaching happens: project based learning, or flipped classrooms, or technology, or that sort of thing. Your focus is more on curriculum, which is to say, what it is that teachers are actually teaching. Why have you chosen that focus, instead of the method of teaching? Continue reading

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