1.. That's how humans evolved, argues Peter Gray, professor of psychology at Boston College. But our educational system stifles playfulness, and that can hamper kids' ability to learn.
2.. Professor Jim Davies thinks too many assignments are busy work, and young people should embark on more projects that matter.
3., thanks to technology and a company called New Classrooms. Co-founders Joel Rose and Chris Rush explain why the ideal learning environment involves computers, personalized learning, AND group lessons.
If you’ve got an engineering degree, you’re pretty much set for life, right? Well, that might not be the whole picture, according to Professor of Public Policy Hal Salzman, who argues that there’s entirely too many STEM graduates. And we get a peek at what the STEM job market is truly like, from a roundtable of students and recent graduates.
Three things you probably want to know:
1. Hazel Markus explains why kids from Western and Eastern countries think differently about motivation, community, and innate brilliance....depending on where you were raised.
2. but it's only recently that their younger cousins, accelerators, have taken off. Reporter Daniel Gross investigates whether they're worth the hype. ,
3. . William Barnett of Stanford Business school explains why competition is a good thing – even if everyone feels like they're running in place.