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Problem solvers vs Problem finders

I just came across this TEDx talk (video below) and blog post from 2011 and it really made me think. In the video, Ewan McIntosh talks about the need to develop a generation of problem finders rather than problem solvers. Part of this comes from a generation of teachers and parents developing problems for our students to solve that are irrelevant to them and not real.

Watch the video (about 8 minutes) and consider what you could do to help develop a generation of problem finders. The last part of the video is really interesting about what happens in one class where this takes place.

 

 

BTW:

This happens to be my 100th blog post. It has taken me just under 4 years of rather irregular blogging to get to this stage. This site started as a wordpress.com site and I migrated it at the beginning of last year to a personal domain.

Knowing it was my 100th post I tool a look at some stats and discovered that between the two sites I’ve had over 7000 page views.

Thanks for being one of those who have read my blog. I hope it has been interesting and useful, and has made you think.

I hope you will continue reading and sharing.

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