I often wake up early. Sometimes, I notice that I am exactly the same man as always but with one key difference, I have lost my sense of humour.
That was today.
I am worrying about Australia and the next steps for the evidence-informed education movement. At other times I might ironically chuckle when I read of yet another attempt to impose 21st century skills on us. I might even take heart that a major newspaper has given voice to critics of this move. But right now, it just feels bleak. I can’t help having this nagging feeling that the people involved don’t even really know or understand the counterarguments: that they think we are just luddites who see it as a matter of taste rather than us having fundamental criticisms of whether these skills can actually be taught at all.
And I feel I must take some responsibility for that. It’s partly my fault that the message isn’t out there.
Have we stalled, Australia? Where to next? What’s the plan?
I could use some ideas here.