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Rethinking schools

October 4, 2011


Our children will inherit a world vastly different from the one today. They will move among more diverse crowds, form more complex relationships, and adopt technology that would baffle you and me.

However, there is still a lot of misplaced value on traditional schooling methods and attitudes, threatening to widen the rift between what children learn in school and what they will experience in real life.

In his open letter to 11-year-olds everywhere, Jim Vanides talks about the importance of having global fluency, which he defines as “the ability to understand and collaborate across the complexities of language, culture, and multiple timezones”. In our efforts to rethink our schools, global fluency should be one of the major considerations.


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