Tue November 3, 2009
CPE: Too Much Recall in Classrooms
Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says too much instruction in the classroom is recall based.' He says in today's society that information can be found on the internet. Holliday says it's important to go back and emphasis the original intent of Kentucky Education Reforms which include more problem solving techniques
"Kids have to be able to use the stuff a year later they can't memorize and forget, we've given kids permission to forget is what we've done."
Holliday says students need to be able to determine if information they receive on the internet is accurate. He says these students need to be able to use information instead of being simply consumers of information. Holliday and Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education President, Bob King participated in Monday's fall meeting of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.