Are We Creating “Doers” Or “Thinkers”?

When students produce artifacts that meet or exceed standards, while demonstrating the cultural and social norms of appropriate behavior, we often breathe a sigh of relief and sleep the sleep of the just.  However, if you are like me, your spirit is vexed…Why? Because, we ought to always be about the business of determining whether or not we have created “doers” or “thinkers.”

In a 2008 white paper from IBM, the stakeholders at this innovative company discuss how collaboration as well as divergent/critical thinking is changing the way we do business in America and in deed, the world.





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