What Should Children Be Learning?

Dr. Lilian Katz spoke during the 2012 Wonderplay Early Childhood Education Conference and had the audience enthralled by her presentation. It’s worth watching.

She discussed the four principles of structural engineering that line up with principles of a good foundation for educating children. She went on to outline the four questions that any curriculum should answer. An important take away from this lecture was that children always learn, not necessarily what you want them to learn.