What should we be teaching? « The Window


I think we have a long way to go before we naturally accept standards of process over standards of content. Too much of what we think of school is about textbooks, tests, lectures, etc. that focus on the what, not the how. Still I'm throwing this prompt out there for my School and Society students: If you asked most people today, "What were you taught in school," you'd likely get responses matching the subjects or courses they took: history, math, geography, English, etc. This list is very different. Do you think there's anything the list leaves out, or includes unnecessarily? Do you think teaching these "survival skills" directly is possible?