In the Age of AI Much of the Data Schools Force Kids to Memorize is a Waste of Time

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In a recent interview with CMRubinWorld, global thought leader Charles Fadel says new and updated knowledge maps are now required to make learning relevant in the fourth industrial revolution.

The Trivium and Quadrivium, medieval revival of classical Greek education theories, defined the seven liberal arts necessary as preparation for entering higher education: grammar, logic, rhetoric, astronomy, geometry, arithmetic, and music. Even today, the education disciplines identified since Greek times are still reflected in many education systems. Then came the Information Age, bringing with it Big Data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence as well as visualization techniques. All this technology dramatically increased the amount of knowledge we could access and the speed at which we could generate answers to our questions. C.M. Rubin, Founder of CMRubinWorld, asked Charles Fadel, Founder of the Center for Curriculum Redesign, how much of the data kids are being forced to memorize is actually relevant.

“New and more innovative knowledge maps are now needed to help us navigate the complexities of our expanding landscape of knowledge,” says Charles Fadel. He stresses that “Understanding the interrelatedness of knowledge areas will help to uncover a logical and effective progression for learning that achieves deep understanding.”

Charles Fadel is the founder of the Center for Curriculum Redesign, which has been producing new knowledge maps that redesign knowledge standards from the ground up.

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CMRubinWorld launched in 2010 to explore what kind of education would prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing globalized world. Its award winning series, The Global Search for Education, is a celebrated trailblazer in the renaissance of the 21st century, and occupies a special place in the pulse of key issues facing every nation and the collective future of all children. It connects today’s top thought leaders with a diverse global audience of parents, students and educators. Its highly readable platform allows for discourse concerning our highest ideals and the sustainable solutions we must engineer to achieve them. C. M. Rubin has produced over 500 interviews and articles discussing an expansive array of topics under a singular vision: when it comes to the world of children, there is always more work to be done.

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