Schank is definitely a divergent thinker and this comes out in his innovative thoughts on the conventional system of education and his proposals for solutions. Instead of acquiring factual knowledge, he focuses on thinking. He proposes a high school program in which the students get a mentor in different areas and learn the ‘subjects’ in real life context instead of learning chemistry or physics just because. This book is an eye opener for those of us who grew up in the traditional educational system. He proposes what teaching should look like, and what should be the focus. He brings to the forefront, the importance of understanding the cognitive processes in knowing how and what to teach. This is a must-read for any educator!

Genre: Cognitive Science, Education, Teaching

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