What Are the Best Ways of Teaching and Learning?

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Veteran educator Larry Cuban, who considers lists of predictions -- including his own -- about the future of high-tech education in this post, boils it down to this:

Fundamental questions have to deal with matters of educational philosophy. What knowledge has the most worth? Why? What are the best ways of teaching and learning?

Excellent point. It ties back to some of what I wrote about Napa New Tech, a high school that emphasizes the kind of learning that prepares students to flourish in the outside world, as responsible citizens accountable to their community for their actions. Examining the best ways of teaching and learning should be at the heart of every question related to education.