Eclectic Curiosity

Posted on December 3rd, 2003, by Steve Hardy in Archives, Uncategorized. No Comments

Ultimately, says Kathy, 21st century kids won’t need to memorize “all this junk” anyway, because with search engines put “a lot of facts” at their fingertips. More important — and the key to success — is “to know how to take all those facts and combine things in new and interesting ways to create solutions. The kids who can,” says Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, “are going to be the bosses of the future. The people who know only facts are the worker bees.”

This great generalist-endorsing quote is about a book by Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff titled Einstein Never Used Flash Cards. The book looks at the deficiencies most modern – and especially high-tech or high-memorization – toys have as learning tools for children. They encourage parents and educators to step away from the cult of achievement and toward a more nurturing home life full of imaginative play and love of learning.

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