Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Making creates evidence of learning

In this excellent article in Slate by Dale Dougherty, Learning by Making he says "American kids should be building rockets and robots, not taking standardized tests...I see the power of engaging kids in science and technology through the practices of making and hands-on experiences."

He talks about John Dewey who founded the movement for progressive education that Parker subscribes to.  And he picks apart the myth that standardized tests measure learning.

Read the article and you will understand better the real power of the education here.  Our teaching philosophy coupled with an imbedded culture of positive community is what sets Parker apart.

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