"Some men see things as they are and say 'Why?' I dream things that never were and say, 'Why not?'"
George Bernard Shaw
miércoles, 16 de diciembre de 2015
politically challenged: Texas Tech Edition
do you know the answers to these questions? video.
Does it surprise youthatthe students in the video seemed to know so little abouttheir own country?
Do you think the girl at 01:53 was right to feel embarrassedand “stupid”? Should ignoranceof certain things be the cause of embarrassment?
Why do you think these students have committed to memory facts about Brad Pitt, but not facts about American history or politics?
Some people think that in the era of the Internet, it’s not really necessary to learn facts. What do you think they mean? Do you agree?
The well-knowneducational consultantSir Ken Robinson argues thattoo much emphasis onlearning facts at school stifles children’s innate creativity. What is your opinion of the way children are taught at school?
Our brains have limited storage capacity. Are some facts more important to learn than others? What sort of facts should we be expected to learn?
Do you ever feel that you don’t know enough about a particular topic? Can you think of something that you would like to know more about?
Do you consider yourself to be a knowledgeableand cultured person?
Have you heard the saying: “Jack of all trades, master of none”? Is it better to know a lot about a specific subject or to have superficial knowledge on a wide range of subjects?
What is your opinion of these two common expressions: “Ignorance is bliss” and “Knowledge is power”?
Which threeof the above questions are Kath(00:00), Tyson(00:40) and Ian(01:44) talking about?
Download “Question time” and the “Sitting comfortably?” script in an editable Word documenthere.