And the point is?

My youngest came home from school the other day and regaled us with what he had learned.
‘Today we were given an egg. A hard-boiled one. We were given different materials and we had to use them to protect it. So we put the top of a plastic bottle with its lid removed under it. We then took some foam and placed the bottle on the foam and then nestled the egg in torn-up paper in the bottle. We finished by making a parachute.’
I sat listening patiently. The description was in a lot more detail.
‘What were the learning outcomes?’ I asked.
He, quite reasonably, looked at me blankly.
I rephrased.
He looked thoughtful for a moment.
‘I’ve no idea’

(Another life changing lesson then)


~ by envisioningutopia on September 9, 2012.

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