Though we often lose sight of this basic fact, the point of learning is not just to know things but to be a different person – more mature, more wise, more self-disciplined, more effective, and more productive in the broadest sense. Knowledge is an indicator of educational success, not the aim.
If curriculum is a tour through what is known, how is knowledge ever advanced?
If a primary goal of education is high-level performance in the world going forward, how can marching through old knowledge out of context optimally prepare us to perform?
Grant Wiggins via http://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2012/08/19/learning-on-the-edge