Emerging trends in B.C. education: Are they good for our children or our nation?
The world is changing and our education system is trying to change as well. Are you in favour of learning by rote or through experiential learning? When Google seems to provide an answer for everything, should we place more emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking than on memorizing facts? Is grammar or spelling still important? Do report cards matter? Is it okay to fail? In general, do you believe our children are receiving the education they need to prepare themselves for success in today’s society and tomorrow’s economy?
Join Philosophers’ Café as Dr. Roger Gosselin informs us of the trends in which we educate our children and then join the discussion regarding whether we are on the right track.
Dr. Gosselin is a retired school principal who holds a Doctorate of Educational Leadership.
He has served as a BC Teachers Federation local association president and is a founding member of the BC Principals and Vice Principals Association. Thus he has experience within the union side of the provincial education and the management side. Dr. Gosselin has served on several provincial committees.
In summary, he has a wealth of experience in the B.C. educational system and the politics that drive it along.
Once a month a speaker will introduce a theme to the Café, and then all who attend can join in respectful, non-partisan conversation, or just sit back and listen. You are welcome to propose topics and introduce them at future Cafés. Themes should be of broad interest and national significance, and have an element of controversy to them.
As with each Café, Dr. Gosselin will have 10 minutes to introduce the topic, and then the floor is open for 50 minutes of moderated discussion.
Philosophers’ Café takes place Wednesday, April 6 at Berwick Comox Valley (1700 Comox Ave., Comox) in the Community room.