1 – the motivation to study at school in England USED TO be “if you study hard and got o college you will get a good job”, but kids now often don’t believe a degree is a guarantee of a good job. Is it the same in your country?
2 – Children in some Western countries are sometimes diagnosed with a psychological problem “ADHD” = attention deficit disorder. They can’t pay attention for very long. Do children in your country have this ADHD?
3 – How do we prepare our children for the 21st economy when we don’t know what it will be like?
4 – How do we teach our children their culture but also integrate them into global society?”
Now watch the video (load on ted.com if necessary)
Before watching the next video, answer the question:
‘Machines are much better than humans in specific areas. For this reason education must be changed. What do you think?
Is the way maths is learnt in your country different from the way that people learn musical instruments or karate?
How important were / are test scores in your country?
Does the coming of the digital age mean we need to change education in our country?
What do you think a “mastery approach” to learning is?
Each gap represents one missing word. How many different words can you think that could be the missing word
A lot of them were having trouble with math at first,because they had all of these gaps ______________in their learning
they’d get to a calculus class,and they’d be a little bit ____on the algebra
in a lot of ways, this is how you _____ master a lot of things in life.
the whole class will then ______ on to the next subject
I might be in an algebra class or trigonometry classand I hit a _____
it’s important to realizethat not only will this make the student learn their exponents better,but it’ll _______the right mindset muscles
a lot of skeptics _________ say, well, hey,
“What percentage of the population do you think is capableof ____mastering calculus
if we let people ____into their potentialby mastering concepts they can get there.
check the answers below
Reacting to the ideas with planned LC
Read through the questions below, before answering, think which expressions from the previous exercise you can activate when discussing the questions below. Feel free to also look back through your vocab book / the rest of Khan’s speech.
What points did Khan use the analogies of music / karate and later building a house to demonstrate? How effective are the analogies?
Do you agree that if someone gets a C in a subject it means they have a C branded in their DNA, or will they inevitably be able to improve if they work on it?
How important is grit when it comes to improving in different fields?
How effective do you think the mastery approach to learning is for things like developing a growth mindset, instillling grit or allowng children to take agency over their learning?
Do you agree that the logistics of implementing the mastery approach is doable nowadays? Does it depend on the subject?
Khan says it is imperative to implement such an approach due to the fact we’re entering a digital revolution. What reasons does he give? To what extent do you agree with his idea and reasoning?
Answers to Linguistic Choice (what Khan actually used)
move on to
hit a wall
below is another video about “fixed mindset versus growth mindset” in children. Think of 5 questions you think may be answered then watch the video
the next video is about schools killing creativity. What points raised in hte last two videos might be raised in the video below about how schools kill creativity?