I'm reading this thought-provoking article by Grant Wiggins who postulates that we should completely rethink how we teach knowledge. As he states:
The point of child-rearing, cooking, teaching, soccer, music, business, or architecture is not ‘knowledge’; rather, knowledge is the growing (and ever-changing) residue of the main activity of trying to perform well for real…(Thus) it would be very foolish to learn soccer (or child-rearing or music or how to cook) in lectures. This reverses cause and effect, and loses sight of purpose. Could it be the same for history, math, and science learning? Only blind habit keeps us from exploring this obvious logic. The point is to do new things with content, not simply know what others know – in any field.
As noted by Joe Bower recently on Twitter: The point of learning is not just to know things but to be a different person.
Here's a link to the entire article, Everything You Know About Curriculum May Be Wrong. Really.