The idea that our students should all produce the same product is dead.
Or at least, it should be. Gone are the industrial age of replicating the same widgets. Our future is about knowing HOW to use the information inundating our society everyday. In an effort to make something new, or solve new problems. So why are we still asking our students to focus all of their energy on creating the same products from a lesson? Instead, shouldn’t we be focusing on students understanding the process to how something works and then creating a new product by manipulating that process? Doesn’t that indicate true learning? Today’s Free Friday video segment explores the questions of process versus product and how to use both to measure student learning and growth.