“Erase the History so it can be Rewritten”?

 

The screenshot above is from newswire.com and addresses the message Futurist Jack Uldrich planned to deliver as a keynote speech  at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) annual meeting, the “Future of Education”.  This is a crystal ball into how Missouri children will learn: this speaker teaches teachers/students should “unlearn” obsolete knowledge and assumptions:

“One of the greatest challenges in education is the accelerating rate of change itself, and when it comes to future-proofing the system, the ability to unlearn will be as important as learning.”

What does that “unlearning” include?  Traditional teaching methods/curriculum?  That process supersedes content?  That data sets predict a 5 year old student’s future?  His speech was to include the hallmarks of 21st global learning:

In his fascinating, informative and interactive presentation, Jack — hailed by BusinessWeek as “America’s Chief Unlearning Officer” — will also explain what technologies will impact their future[…]

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