Roger Schank: Stories, Curricula, Master’s Degrees and Dragon Slaying. Schank proposes a Story-Centered Curriculum (SCC) where students learn by actually doing the things they want to know how to do.

Doing projects like these were the only decent things we did in school. My 6th grade teacher Barbara Woodman turned her class into a bank for several months, so that we learned about finance. Principal Todd Nelson turning the middle school into the city of Riverton and having us build a giant bridge. And Professor Slocum of MIT has an intensive three-week course where his students invent, design, create and build something interesting.

I liked these so much that I designed my own: North Shore Marketplace.

posted February 18, 2002 02:00 PM (Education) #


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