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Complicated Problems, Elementary Solutions

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Hour 1:           Could the world’s biggest problems be solved by applying lessons learned through cooperation in the classroom? We’ll talk this hour with educator John Hunter, author of the new book “World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements” (Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013). This interview is part of KERA’s American Graduate Initiative.

  • Anonymous

    Great conversation – so wish this thinking had been valued in the mid-90′s. We have a generation of kids entering (if they can!) the job market, who are waiting to be told what to do next when given assignments. Critical thinking skills appear to have been skipped either through schools or parents ‘doing the heavy-lifting’ for the kids to create successful appearing students. Love them, but we’re having to teach simple skills to many of them in their first adult jobs.

  • bexter79

    Great conversation – so wish this thinking had been valued in the mid-90′s. We have a generation of kids entering (if they can!) the job market, who are waiting to be told what to do next when given assignments. Critical thinking skills appear to have been skipped either through schools or parents ‘doing the heavy-lifting’ for the kids to create successful appearing students. Love them, but we’re having to teach simple skills to many of them in their first adult jobs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lindamaitri.smithhisler Linda Maitri Smithhisler

    Great idea but I guess unless you go to private school or perhaps a charter there is no way this will ever be integrated into our traditional public school system where it is just all about learning how to take the test. There is this dying part of me as a parent watching my son’s enthusiasm for learning wither, that wishes someone could tell us as parents what we can do to get these kind of creative and in my opinion vital learning tools into our public schools.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lindamaitri.smithhisler Linda Maitri Smithhisler

    Great idea but I guess unless you go to private school or perhaps a charter there is no way this will ever be integrated into our traditional public school system where it is just all about learning how to take the test. There is this dying part of me as a parent watching my son’s enthusiasm for learning wither, that wishes someone could tell us as parents what we can do to get these kind of creative and in my opinion vital learning tools into our public schools.

  • Robin Burke

    Hello, is there any chance this show is a repeat? I remember hearing a great interview with this man on this subject & I can’t imagine where else I would of heard it.
    Thanks again (if it is a repeat) for the great show, Robin

    • Anonymous

      It wasn’t a rebroadcast, but we’re very glad you enjoyed it!

    • Anonymous

      It wasn’t a rebroadcast, but we’re very glad you enjoyed it!

    • Anonymous

      It wasn’t a rebroadcast, but we’re very glad you enjoyed it!

  • Robin Burke

    Hello, is there any chance this show is a repeat? I remember hearing a great interview with this man on this subject & I can’t imagine where else I would of heard it.
    Thanks again (if it is a repeat) for the great show, Robin

  • Robin Burke

    Hello, is there any chance this show is a repeat? I remember hearing a great interview with this man on this subject & I can’t imagine where else I would of heard it.
    Thanks again (if it is a repeat) for the great show, Robin

  • Robin Burke

    Hello, is there any chance this show is a repeat? I remember hearing a great interview with this man on this subject & I can’t imagine where else I would of heard it.
    Thanks again (if it is a repeat) for the great show, Robin

    • jeffwhittington

      It wasn’t a rebroadcast, but we’re very glad you enjoyed it!

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