What it is: Big Ideas for Education is part of the Landmark Project created by David Warlick. The purpose of the site is to collect “priority actions that might be taken by a new Department of Education that would promote shifts in education that are relevant to today’s students and their future.” After ideas have been collected, the submitted statements will be linked according to topic to pare down all ideas into no more than 20 basic action statements. The final action statements will be posted on Big Ideas for Education for educators to share insights about their favorite statements. You will be able to order the action statements in order of importance to you.
Head over to Big Ideas for Education and share your big idea. It only takes a minute; but if we educators come together and start discussing some of these great ideas, we will start seeing a shift in education.
My big idea is to: Shift teaching away from teacher as lecturer toward constructivism where students are constructing their own knowledge. (id 158) Technology and 21st century learning skills naturally flow into the constructivist approach to teaching and learning. Using technology within the context of the traditional classroom is always going to feel like you are trying to fit a square peg in a round hole, it doesn’t flow naturally. Make sure to copy and paste your big idea into the comment section here…we want to know what your big ideas are!