The new book, Humanizing the Education Machine, studies changes in approaches to teaching and learning. New survey findings from learning experience design firm MeTEOR Education indicate that very traditional, scripted approaches to schooling are holding back more than one-half of all US teachers and their students. The Schools of Hope survey, with more than 7,000 educators responding, found that:
• One in four educators (25%) categorized their schools as “very traditional.”
• Twenty-nine percent indicated their schools are just beginning to integrate project-based, real-world learning approaches.
• More than three quarters (75%) reported a dedicated effort to move towards a more relationship-based, student-centered approach.
• Fewer than 40 percent of educators reported substantial efforts towards more flexible, project-and collaborative-based learning approaches.
MeTEOR Education will present its complete findings at the upcoming EdShift regional events in 2017.