In a compelling set of short videos, Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Helen Haste discusses how new technological tools are reshaping education – or should.
According to the page linked below, Haste “offers some provocative views of the implications for education that stem from new means for accessing information, communicating with others, and participating in a community. In these video segments, building on her four decades of research, Haste describes the 21st century student as a collaborative tool user who needs a new brand of competences to thrive within a changing environment.”
I draw your attention particularly to the “Five Competencies for Adapting to a Changing World.” One of them is a core competency for creative thinkers: managing ambiguity. From the video: “Managing ambiguity is that tension between rushing to the clear, the concrete, and managing this ambiguous fuzzy area in the middle. And managing ambiguity is something we have to teach. Because we have to counter the story of a single linear solution.”