It’s called “21st Century learning” in B.C., Alberta, Ontario and Nova Scotia schools. But Margaret Wente, writing in the Globe and Mail describes this kind of learning as a fad that downplays factual knowledge, grades and testing, and emphasizes creativity, innovations and something called digital literacies. To date there is no evidence it brings better results. Not surprising, for we have already thrown out absolutes, embraced materialism, deified man and ignored God, in much of our education. Even some churches are attempting to “re-invent” the gospel. Some would have us believe that God will adjust His program to suit our whims. Not so. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” And, “I the Lord do not change.” Yes, there is room for creative thinking, innovative methods in education, but truth and principles never change. Not even in the 21st century.
Pastor Alex Rockwell