ERIC Number: ED362547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr-19
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Wisdom-Centered Learning: Strengthening a New Paradigm for Education.
Wilson, Kenneth G.
The National Goals for Education signal a new paradigm. To strengthen this paradigm, a 20-year apprenticeship, starting in the fifth grade, is proposed for all future teachers and professors (in fact, all students, regardless of career goals at that time). Twelve years of peer tutoring experience for virtually all students would begin this apprenticeship. Also, an emerging set of education planning professions (such as instructional design) would support learning by all students through a periodic and comprehensive redesign process. Method of instruction, where to start, evaluation, and the research university are also addressed. Two positive feedback loops, one being apprenticeships for future teachers and professors and the other a redesign process based on field testing of plans including professional development planning and evaluation based on classroom assessment and student experience, would ensure continuing educational advances. Assessment would be an essential component of the new paradigm. The plan is offered to focus nationwide debate on remaining needs for a completed new paradigm. Two tables illustrate the discussion. (Contains 34 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Identifiers: National Education Goals 1990