Why Being Wrong Is Actually A Good Thing

Why Being Wrong Is Actually A Good Thing

Why Being Wrong Is Actually A Good Thingby Terry HeickBeing wrong is only ‘bad’ if the consequences of that ‘wrong’ outweigh the benefits (and potential future benefits) of becoming right.David Deutsch wrote about this idea over on Nautilus a few years ago, but I saw...
Thinking About A Lack Of Thinking

Thinking About A Lack Of Thinking

by Grant Wiggins, Ph.D, Authentic EducationLately I have been thinking a lot about thinking.More specifically, I have been thinking hard about the absence of thought in education. The absence of thought in students, teachers, administrators and policy-makers. This...
12 Principles Of Modern Learning

12 Principles Of Modern Learning

12 Principles Of Modern Learningby TeachThought StaffWhat are the principles of modern learning?Well, that depends on how you define ‘learning’ and what you’d consider ‘modern.’ Richard Olsen  put together this useful visual way, way back...
Everything You Know About Curriculum May Be Wrong. Really.

Everything You Know About Curriculum May Be Wrong. Really.

Everything You Know About Curriculum May Be Wrong. Really.by Grant WigginsWhat if the earth moves and the sun is at rest? What if gravity is just a special case of space-time? Following both counter-intuitive premises revolutionized science and ushered in the modern...
Students Aren’t Products

Students Aren’t Products

Students Aren’t Productsby Terry HeickNow nearly two decades into the 21st Century, we should have a look around. What you see is 21st Century teaching and learning. This is it.So where are we? In a bit of a funk, mainly in how we see ourselves and what we...