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Friday, June 10, 2011

Food for thought (Education) : Turkey or Crow

Is there a tension between innovativeness or perfect grades (hard-wire response) in education?

Turkey skills - Turkey skills are described as basic or rote skills, learnt and practised until we can perform like experts. Skills are applied quickly, logically and automatically. It has a place in the society but is it the key to everything? Is this the gold standard for achievement and gatekeepers for advancement?

Crow skills - Crow skills are described as problem-solving in non linear ways, innovativeness, and creativity, responses that require various parts of the brain.

Today most kids focus on video gaming rather then creative play! Do you think this is crow skills or turkey skills?

Which skills are you honing in for yourselves and your children?