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Palomar College Learning For Success

Kelly Falcone

Professor & Professional Development Coordinator

Category: Millenial students

Race to Nowhere: What’s wrong with education today?

Are our students in a an educational race to nowhere?

From the Race to Nowhere website: “Race to Nowhere” is a film and call to mobilize families, educators and policy makers to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens.

Here are a few videos to get the conversation started:

The Unintended Consequences of our educational system: http://www.racetonowhere.com/unintended-consequences

NBC nightly news clip about the Race to Nowhere: http://www.racetonowhere.com/nbc-nightly-news-brian-williams-education-nation

Here is a video of a panel discussion at Stanford University: http://www.racetonowhere.com/stanford-panel-discussion-follows-screening-race-nowhere

What are your thoughts?  Is our current educational structure failing our students? What effect have standardized test scores had on our educational system?

21st Century Learning Skills: Do kids learn differently now?

How has technology changed learning?  Children today have grown up with technology and computers, does this actually change the way they learn?

It’s very interesting to look at the differences in students today versus 20 or even 10 years ago.  It is said that the Brains of these Millennial students actually process differently, much more like a computer.  They are multi-taskers and need to be actively learning; the passive teacher-centered classroom is a thing of the past and a style that will not likely be conducive to teaching these students.

Here are some resources on 21st century learning:

Article:  Connecting to the 21st-Century Student