Curriculum Is Dead

I really want to expand on these thoughts from David Warlick but just don’t have the time.

Education, defined by it limits, required a curriculum that was packaged into products that could be easily used in the classroom. We used textbooks with scope and sequence, pacing guides, and a teacher’s guide with the answers.

Education, defined by it’s lack of limits, requires no such packaging. It’s based on experiences, tied to real-world, real-time information that spans the entire spectrum of media — crafted an facilitated by skilled teachers, who become more like tour guides than assembly-line workers.

I’d love to talk about how this fits in well with my thoughts on openness in education … for now this will have to rest in my archives.