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What Else Could They Learn? Part II

November 6, 2012 by

Part I  asked, “How can we expand the depth, breadth, and process of high school learning?” and answered with STEM-related Credit Flexibility possibilities. Today we look at how CreditFlex can further customize learning for individual students at the same time it broadens the collective learning of the national cohort.

“The United States is not going to compete with the rest of the world in terms of cheap labor or cheap raw materials. If we are going to compete productively with the rest of the world, it’s going to be in terms of creativity and innovation.” – Dana Gioia

”The United States is not going to compete with the rest of the world in terms of cheap labor or cheap raw materials. If we are going to compete productively with the rest of the world, it’s going to be in terms of creativity and innovation.”      – Dana Gioia

It’s been six years since many of us gathered across from the White House for Beyond the Basics: Achieving a Liberal Education for All Children. For all the mixture of concern, no one knew that a deep recession, budget cuts, and more testing were soon to make a bad situation worse. (more…)

What Else Could They Learn? Part I

November 2, 2012 by

How can we expand the depth and breadth of high school learning?

Credit Flexibility offers a vast range of opportunities to engage and motivate students. It can customize learning for individual students. At the same time it can broaden a cohort’s collective learning.

While the states are still trying to figure out competency-based learning strategies, Ohio has in place a law that essentially permits every HS student to elect their own strategy of learning. Think about that.

As the knowledge needed by a skilled worker and informed citizen keeps climbing, as college grads increasingly lack in the breadth a liberal education should entail, here’s a big opportunity for students to dig in. By using Credit Flex to unbundle learning, students can increase their High School experience, add more subjects, or explore some to greater depth. (more…)

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