From Dangerously Irrelevant via Doug Belshaw:
I think the most powerful thing that Cathy Davidson said came in the Q&A session after her talk. She looked at the room, which comprised progressive educators, and pointed out that almost every one of us would have been labelled as 'learning disabled' if we were at school today. Why? Long hours, narrow subjects, poor diets, to name but a few reasons. What are we doing to our children?
I've mentioned Mozilla's Open Badges framework several times in these posts. Like me, Cathy's a big believer in the power of alternative accreditation systems and technology. However, she gave an extremely important warning: you cannot simply drop a new form of assessment or technology into a classroom setting and expect everything to be made better. We've made that mistake with interactive whiteboards (for one). Rigour, Relevance and Relationships are Cathy's new 3R's.
Read Doug's full article here.