Education For The Collaborative Global Innovation Age

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Reframing education for the collaborative global innovation age seeks to build a better future by improving not only academic achievement but also educating children in a way that prepares students on how to live a practical and fulfilling life. Fischetti’s, J.C (2014) article, ‘The Rubber Duckies Are Here: Five Trends Affecting Public Education Around the World’ (2014), presents ideas about the many issues in public education and how it is crucial to move forward out of this poor way of teaching and into the improved twenty second century way of teaching. Fischetti proposes that schooling should be reframed around an equity based agenda, and that new approaches should be adopted to change the paradigm of schooling such as, changing educational policies to better reflect effective learning rather than ineffective testing, and changing the notion of value-added measures as a standard used to judge teachers and schools based on student’s academic results. To convey these ideas, Fischetti describes the international movement on a metaphorical level with the use of the rubber duckies to symbolise the movement of these global reforms, and the structuring of paragraphs emphasises the points the author is trying to impart and how it relates to contemporary education.

Fischetti’s main line of reasoning is about the fast moving trends that are affecting public education around the world, and the interrelationship between the international and multinational corporations in how they
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