|Man is the wisest of all animals?|
I don't think this is so very hard to understand, because most people will be able to look back and interpret their own experiences and learn that what I say is true.
So, how do we re-engineer American education to make room for how children actually learn? The answer is simple. Remove the pretense. Make things real. Give kids real things to do that offer greater challenge and resistance than that offered by fingers sliding over glass.
Part of tonight's address will be about fingerspitzengefühl, a German term that describes the kind of intelligence that you get from doing real things.
In other words, Make, fix and create...