Tuesday’s Big Idea
The key to knowledge in the 21st century is not what you know, or the facts you have accumulated in your head. Answers to questions are not an end result. Instead, students today need to master the acquisition of knowledge.
In today's lesson, science popularizer Ainissa Ramirez argues that the "traditional academic skills of reading, ’riting, and ’rithmetic must be replaced with creativity, curiosity, critical thinking and problem solving, and collaborative and communication skills in order to solve the complex problems of tomorrow."
By emphasizing these skills, students will get to the answers through curiosity, "and figuring out how to ask the whys in order to gain access to knowledge."