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I chose the quote: “Will a time come when the world is so complex and changing so rapidly that we will have to ‘learn how to learn how to learn?’” by Dwayne Huebner. What I really like about this quote is that while it is very sarcastic, the overall message is still very true: how will we teach students things that are more complex? While our education system today is not the best, we cannot say that any other form of education was able to cover as much content as we do in schools today nearly as efficiently. Yet, with that said, will it be possible to teach students even more content then we already do now? Will we really need to teach them how to learn how to learn how to learn and so on? We already see the amount of work in most schools overwhelming the children and we have not found a real way to realistically manage growing classrooms while adhering to a budget. While the world is changing extremely fast today, with things like technological interaction within the classroom really only starting in my generation, do we realistically have a way to combat new things without overwhelming the students? Even going onto the learn how to learn itself, when we do teach students learning strategies are we ensuring that they will use these for the rest of their life or are we confining them to the classroom? When we teach students how to write proper notes, how to behave in the classroom, or how to properly write papers within a given time frame (I am still bitter about this) are we really giving them knowledge of the world or are we just teaching them how to be students in an extremely narrow area? This is just my thoughts on the quote though.


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