Industrial Revolution vs. Constructivism

What’s the difference between a 19th century model of education and modern day learning?

In the 19th century, workers were all about efficiency and a one-size-fits-all model of work.

Sadly, many classrooms still resemble this kind of factory-style learning.

Learning today looks very different — it involves 21st century skills like creativity and systems thinking.

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