A community member wrote in with a different perspective on PC CAPS and one I didn’t consider in my previous article. She wrote, “Please watch Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk. ALL of education is broken. CAPS maybe a way to re-think how we engage students in wanting to learn…”
While I still question the value of PC CAPS for reasons previously stated, the counter argument would be that we should embrace PC CAPS, not because of getting into college or future jobs, but because it is a better way to learn.
It’s an interesting take, and if true, perhaps the CAPS style of learning should be expanded past “client projects” to subjects like math and science.
Below is the TED Talk that our community member referenced. It is known as the quintessential TED talk on education. Watching it is time well spent: