via Stephen Downes:
…and he gets it in one:
…the selection of what constitutes a core is ineliminably political, and therefore all (so-called) ‘common’ core initiatives are (thinly disguised) political campaigns…
At the moment I’m seeing the Grand Problem as one of motivation, given that learners of all ages HAVE magnificent and unprecedented tools at the tips of their fingers. Who will they choose to emulate? Who provides the spark that ignites an individual learner’s creativity? For most of us, that person was a Teacher, formal or informal, in school or out.