Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Autistic scholar Temple Grandin: ‘The education system is screening out visual thinkers’

 What would you most like to see schools do differently?

Putting hands-on classes back. They fell away starting in the 1990s with more academic testing. That would include shop (with instruction in trades like metalwork, woodwork or auto mechanics), cooking, sewing, music, art and theatre (which needs set design and lighting). I’m a big believer in exposure: kids need to try different things and find out what they’re good at.

Read more here at The Guardian.