The need to for schools to create life-long learners in order to meet the complex challenges they will encounter in an unforeseeable future is nowadays accepted as an obvious given. While we’re at it, let’s make sure they are also creative and innovative thinkers. After all, those creative and innovative ideas are the return on the investment in education.
Yet the reality is that there are many students who are anything but motivated learners. For these students, the only good part about school is that it’s a place to meet their friends. The lessons – the education part of school – is endured. How likely is it that these students will become lifelong learners? Read more