Teach Less, Learn More

Keith, E.K.

ET-Standards-based Education
ET-Constructivism and Behaviorism

Fogarty, R. &. (2010). The Singapore vision: teach less, learn more. In Bellanca, J. & Brandt, R. (Ed.), 21st Century Skills: Rethinking How Students Learn (pp. 97-115). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

 This chapter of 21st Century Skills: Rethinking How Students Learn describes Singapore’s educational framework to move its country’s teachers and students into 21st century education. It describes the four interrelated components of this shift: 1) a vision for the nation, 2) a vision for education, 3) a vision to implement school change, and 4) a vision for collaboration through professional learning communities that will create the changes in each school.

This chapter will be interesting to anyone who views collaboration as a means of integrating 21st century skills and information literacy into curriculum across subject areas. It especially highlights collaboration among teachers, who in turn create collaborative opportunities for student learning. The use of mobile technology in the classroom is also discussed, specifically that it is not students, but schools that drag their feet in incorporating new technology tools for instruction.

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