What does it take to be an astronaut?
In addition to being creative, psychologically and emotionally stable, with a strong sense of drive and intrinsic motivation, NASA says that they “cannot stress enough the importance of an applicant's capacity for self-reflection”. It's like they opened the manual which describes the key aspects of a modern education.
There are five key characteristics NASA uses as part of their selection process. While you read them, consider how many of them are identical to the key competencies and characteristics of the students we would like to emerge from our modern classrooms.