Discussing deficit thinking with a colleague, and decided to youtube search videos about deficit thinking - this video came up within the top 5 search hits. Definitely worth a watch...
Key ideas I took away from this video:
- There are smart people and non-smart people - or people who are really, rather brilliant, who have been made to believe they are 'non-smart' because they did not achieve in the traditional academic sense of the word - they have been judged against 'this particular view of the mind.'
- We are at an age in Education, where we are trying to uphold what means most to cultures, and keep traditions and what makes us, 'us' in a time of Globalisation - how do we square this circle?
- We are penalising students from getting distracted...but from what?...from 'boring stuff' - how can we make 21st Century learning reflect the world we actually live in today and that engages children - a.k.a the people living in this this world today.
- Help to grow students who have:
- The ability to see many possible answers to a question
- The ability to interpret a question in many different ways
- Think laterally (De Bono)
- Divergent thinking
- All great learning/change/thinking occurs in groups
What were the key ideas that you took away? Do you agree with what was shared?