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Why Schools Need To Teach Kids Creative Thinking Over Test Taking

Sep 21, 2015 By John-Michael Bond
When it comes to how children are educated in schools professor and theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss has strong convictions. Should we teach test taking or critical thinking? Here's Krauss' take.

"Being able to know specifics to pass a test is not the same as being able to understand how to go about answering those questions."

In just three minutes, Krauss lays down a foundation for why students need to be taught more than just the basics of memorizing facts. They need to know how to identify problems and learn how to solve them, even when those problems can't be easily put into a test question.
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