Posts by Michael Niehoff
Our challenge as educators is whether we walk the walk. We ask our students to collaborate, or partner, but do we truly do it ourselves? How can educators model true collaboration and partnering to our students?
Education as a whole can learn a great deal from the successes of many CTE programs. However, CTE cannot operate in isolation, and needs to learn from the best of transformative education outside of its standard practices. Mutual benefits await.
Our students will need to continually learn about and apply current developments in technology, global collaboration, market opportunities and emerging industries to win in this new economy. How do we give students both the mindset and the skillset to not only survive, but to thrive?
Today's students need their curriculum and instruction - or rather their learning experiences and performance opportunities - to allow for ideation, virtual global collaboration, design thinking, transdisciplinary practices, adaptive thinking, and cross-cultural competencies.
Design thinking centers on a pedagogy aimed at creating and facilitating future innovators and breakthrough thinkers. It is about creating creative and collaborative workflows engineered to tackle big projects and prototyping to discover new solutions.
Just as food trucks are revolutionizing eating out, PBL is revolutionizing the student experience. What else do food trucks and PBL have in common? Find out here.