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Project Dream School

Project Dream School

Project Dream School starts with a simple question: If you could build a dream school, what would you do? Furthermore: What would the building look like? The methods? The teachers? Technology? The mission? …does it need to be a school, or should it be a…

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“This is bullshit!” – Jeff Jarvis on the death of lectures

“This is bullshit!” – Jeff Jarvis on the death of lectures

In a TEDxNYED talk that is destined to become a classic, Jeff Jarvis takes on the industrialization of education and the irrelevance of lectures in an innovation-powered world (Knowmad Society!): From his notes: One more from him: “It’s easy to educate for the routine, and…

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The value of invisible learning

The value of invisible learning

In the past two months since the announcement of the Invisible Learning project, we have received a tremendous response in Twitter and the blogosphere. (Interestingly, most of the discussion originates from Latin America and Spain — and less from the United States and Canada.) Much…

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The Bank of Common Knowledge: A mutual education network

The Bank of Common Knowledge: A mutual education network

The Bank of Common Knowledge (Banco Común de Conocimientos) is a pilot experience dedicated to the research of social mechanisms for the collective production of contents, mutual education, and citizen participation. It is a laboratory platform where we explore new ways of enhancing the distribution…

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Settlers of the Shift

Settlers of the Shift

I like conceptual maps –tools for illustrating the relationships among ideas– and, Tero Heiskanen created an interesting one. It’s huge. Without any further commentary: Settlers of the shift is an open map of experts, organizations and ideas that are scattered around the globe. It’s for…

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Jean Piaget on creativity and innovation in education

Piaget: “We can classify education into two main categories: passive education relying primarily on memory, and active education relying on intelligent understanding and discovery. Our real problem is what is the goal of education? Are we forming children who are only capable of learning what…

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Education Futures NL coming November 2

Education Futures NL coming November 2

Practical. Inspirational. Interactive. November 2, 2009 10:00 – 18:00 Creative Learning Lab Pakhuis De Zwijger, Amsterdam Mark your calendars! On November 2, Education Futures NL, a workshop on designing education in the era of change, will kick off. Co-organized with Fons van den Berg (www.helikon.nl)…

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Will Wright: Motivation is more important than education

Will Wright: Motivation is more important than education

From the Chronicle of Higher Education: Will Wright, the video-game designer responsible for some of the best-selling titles of all time, says that video games are better at inspiring students to learn than actually teaching them.

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Two weeks of creativity

Two weeks of creativity

This past week, I have been in Knoxville, TN, for Destination ImagiNation’s Global Finals. Perhaps one of the best kept secrets in education, “DI is an innovative organization that teaches creativity, teamwork and problem solving to students across the U.S. and in more than 30…

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Creative Company Conference

Creative Company Conference

Mark your calendar! This week, I confirmed that I will give a talk at the Creative Company Conference in Amsterdam on May 26. The CCC has a great list of speakers (including Sir Ken Robinson, Google’s Ji Lee, and TCHO‘s Louis Rossetto and Timothy Childs),…

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