What in God’s Name is Happening to School?
August 7, 2012 § Leave a comment
A primer on the ongoing transformation of education, for my cousin-in-law who runs a seminary startup.
- Use video to “flip the classroom” so teachers are more “guide on the side” than “sage on the stage.”
- Shift the goal from passive content acquisition to constructive skill mastery: Khan Academy Vision – YouTube
- Personalize education for different learning styles and goals: Mass Customized Learning
- Team students together as teachers and builders: Challenge Based Learning – Home Page
- Prepare students to create jobs rather than find them: The Lean LaunchPad – Teaching Entrepreneurship as a Management Science « Steve Blank
- Develop a coherent theology of work and life: Strive For Work-Life Integration, Not Balance | Fast Company
- Nurture an organic learning network, not an institution: Stoos Learning Change » Think Productivity!
- Create a viral business model enabling lower cost yet higher quality: The Makers Triversity: A Father’s Education Dream « iHack, therefore iBlog
Did I miss anything important?
Appendix: Related tweets
- What if seminarians were graduated solely based on the theology that the non-Christians they knew inferred from their behavior?
- The skill theologians ought to be mastering is how to discern & articulate the purpose & activity of God in new contexts.
- Seminary should train Christians to follow the process of Aquinas, Athanasius, Augustine, Luther & Calvin — not their results!
- Christendom is dying for theological entrepreneurs who will convene new resources to fulfill God’s vision in new contexts.