ASCD: What would Socrates say?
Peter W. Cookson Jr. (“What Would Socrates Say?”) may not think you can Twitter your way to enlightenment, but, he does think teachers can blend the best of traditional intellectual linear culture with the current digital culture to meet the cognitive and expressive demands of the 21st century.
Specifically, he lays out “four elements of the 21st century mind” as the basis for a Socratic-anchored sea change in education: critical reflection, empirical reasoning, collective intelligence, and metacognition.
Students need the tools to understand the world before they can change it. Cookson’s hybrid of Socratic inquiry shaped by immersive technologies dismantles the false dichotomy of learning environments and the “real world.”
How do you support 21st century minds in your classroom?