Jim Pellegrino Interviewed by the National Center on Education and the Economy
LSRI founding co-Director Jim Pellegrino was recently interviewed by Anthony Mackay of the National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE). Founded in 1988, the NCEE analyzes the implications of changes in the international economy for American education, formulates an agenda for American education based on that analysis and seeks to accomplish that agenda through policy change and development.
Dr. Pellegrino shares his views on the future of assessment of student learning in the U.S. and associated policy implications. He discusses his contributions to How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School and How People Learn II: Learners, Contexts, and Cultures - two National Academy of Science/National Research Council studies.
Expounding upon what has changed in the 20 years between these two publications, Pellegrino says what we want students to learn now may be different than it was 20 years ago because our cultures (of what we expect) change. "What does it mean to know and to learn in certain fields of academic endeavor or other endeavors?" he asks. "We have a much deeper understanding of trajectories of learning in mathematics, in science, and what makes them productive. What leads to the kind of knowledge and expertise and competence we want students to have at certain points along their trajectory of learning?"
You can watch or listen to the entire 20 minute interview here.