I was watching ABC3 with my boys yesterday (as you do when you have a bunch of uni work to get through) and one of our favourite shows came on – You’re Skitting Me. It’s a very funny Australian skit show with teenager comedians … the boys and I love it because it is silly and often irreverent. Yesterday’s episode had a typically satirical and biting skit that made me rush to iView to capture it for you. Why? Because it supports the observation we’ve all been saying for ages: school has no point.
(*sorry if the vid is a little a dodgy, you can watch the full episode here – it’s about half-way through.)
Love that this is teenagers making the point – supposedly we teachers are smarter than them, yet we continue to support a system we all know is flawed. I’ll be showing this skit to my colleagues at the beginning of my workshop on project based learning on staff development day. I think it’ll get people thinking about the need to make the schooling experience more real-world, meaningful and relevant for our young people. I mean, let’s face it – this isn’t just about high school, it’s about all education: uni is the same, just without the bells.
Watch the You’re Skitting Me series one here on iView or check it out on ABC3 at 5.05pm weeknights, it’s worth it!