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Month: October 2013

Re-thinking education

Post Views: 638 I want to have a talk with you about education. To have that talk, I need you to accept that a few people who are smarter than I am have noticed something is a bit … wrong Watch these videos, and then we’ll talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_build_a_school_in_the_cloud.html http://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_the_child_driven_education.html  (some duplication from previous link, but still important) http://www.ted.com/talks/geoffrey_canada_our_failing_schools_enough_is_enough.html http://youtu.be/y_ZmM7zPLyI Heady stuff, yes? The issue as I see it is the habit of molding the student to the course material, instead of making the material suit the student. The Zombie Empire Replacement Part System continues to shamble along. Now I know that some folks think that asking a teacher to put together an individual teaching pamphlet for each student and attempting to implement it for a standard classroom of…

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