RE-BLOGGED FROM Christopher Chase at “Creative by Nature”. Powerful perspective from afar.
Current USA infatuation with “standardizing” the art of learning and teaching: we’ve fallen back, way back, past the entire ‘whole child’.
Sadly we’ve regressed from child focussed values in learning and teaching to the position of “score valuing” and score-focussed teaching. See “What’s Missing?“. We are fueling the power and prevalence of Childhood Trauma (ACE).
As for actual learning, or learning how to learn . . .well, according to Mr. Chase:
“What many supporters of Common Core ignore is that the “rigorous” high-stakes testing approach that they wish to impose on our children has been experimented with in many other nations, and has been a complete failure. Once in place it dominates all instruction, turning schools into test prep factories, and students into test-taking machines.”