I looked up information on this subject just so I could be familiar with this discussion. I find it unique that as I first thought of what theorem 3 meant had to do with the idea of critical thinking or thinking outside the box. The idea that in our modern day and age you can find EFFECTIVE and RELEVANT answers just by knowing what you are looking for and how to look for it is something that I feel has been put to the forefront of our standards and teaching areas.
I also find it amazing that all of our “Vocational”/CTE areas of concentrated study, no matter what they may be, (Health, Business, Video and broadcasting, culinary, etc.)all teach Standard 1. As you well know, Standard 1 is employability skills. This entails not only soft skills but specifically skills such as communication, teamwork, being on time, and especially problem solving skills.
I know what I have seen at various training workshops and breakout sessions is the ideal of helping our students to either be prepared for post-secondary education or a career right out of high school. Helping our students prepare while still in high school puts them that far ahead of the game.
However, after researching this theorem I realized that Prosser had an even DEEPER message he was trying to convey. In the statement I think two things are evident… One is thinking habits of our students is constantly evolving or improving. The second thing I think I learned was that repetition in anything is the basis for success. No good football player becomes a success by non-practice. The same is true in all walks of life. And of course the final part of this second point is about students having specific knowledge and facts about what they are doing in a job or occupation is an important foundation of success as well.