Some parts I agree with…some simply don’t work.
The “divergent thinking” thing— if it’s 200ft tall and made of Styrofoam, it’s not a paper clip, it’s a huge chunk of Styrofoam in the shape of a paper clip. I hate trick questions like that– ‘paper clip’ refers to a specific class of objects with a wide range of characteristics, but 200ft of styrofoam isn’t among those characteristics. Not sure if it’s a bad example, or if it’s a silly notion.
I am also familiar with “collaboration”– it means “do all the work while they write rude stories and cuss at you if you ask them to help, get bullied into making the solution fit their biases, get a C for effort because the conclusion doesn’t make sense and you’re the only one who knows anything about the research.” Funny that he pushes it, since he earlier mentions that some folks learn better alone.
It basically works like communism– only if everyone involved wants it to.
I’ve been subjected to folks trying to mash subjects together, too– it doesn’t work, even inside of the same discipline. Heaven save us from “integrated math.”
Love the idea of grouping folks by what they can actually do, though.