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Dear Edutopia: Kids aren’t the problem

Dear Edutopia: Kids aren’t the problem

Dear Edutopia: Don’t get me wrong. I’m a big fan of yours – a really big one. You’re precisely the type of engaged organization that can perhaps inspire real changes in education. I really need to voice a concern, however: Lately, it seems that you’re…

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Education in “Present Shock” : An interview with Douglas Rushkoff

Education in “Present Shock” : An interview with Douglas Rushkoff

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with award-winning author, educator, and documentarian Douglas Rushkoff. Our discussion focused on his new book “Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now“, his advisory role at Codecademy, and the impact of Present Shock on education.

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The university of the future: Marching toward obsolescence?

The university of the future: Marching toward obsolescence?

A couple weeks ago, Carlos Scolari interviewed me for a project on pedagogical innovation and disruptive practices in higher education at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). The aim of the project is to produce a document on the “university of the future,” including diagnosis, trends,…

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Rage against the machine?

Rage against the machine?

Will Richardson laments the “Khanification” of education: Which begs the questions, a) what should an education degree or a teaching certificate require when increasingly anyone with a connection can be a teacher of content, and, b) more importantly, what changes when the world begins to…

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Learning in Knowmad Society: Making invisible learning visible

Learning in Knowmad Society: Making invisible learning visible

Preface: Today, the Waag Society (institute for art, science and technology) released a new publication, Spelen leren, lerend spelen (“Playing games, learning games”). I have a short article article in the magazine, which was published in Dutch. Here’s an English translation: In 1980, Seymour Papert…

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The Singularity and schools: An interview with Vernor Vinge

The Singularity and schools: An interview with Vernor Vinge

John Moravec spoke with Vernor Vinge. His 1993 essay “The Coming Technological Singularity” argues that accelerating technological change will bring about the end of the human era as we know it, and that the world will become so complex and foreign to human observers, it will be impossible to predict what will happen next.

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Teacher 3.0: Sharing, creating, and connecting knowledge

Teacher 3.0: Sharing, creating, and connecting knowledge

In this year’s issue of Villa Onderwijs by APS, Erno Mijland and Rob Mioch present their views of what “Teacher 3.0″ might look like (extended from the 3.0 paradigm shared at Education Futures previously). With the authors’ permission, we provide their translation of the original…

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Roger Schank on Invisible Learning: Real learning; real memory

Roger Schank on Invisible Learning: Real learning; real memory

Real learning; Real memory

by Roger Schank

What do people need to learn and how can they learn it?

Every curriculum committee and every training organization has at one time or another convened a committee to answer this question. Their answers are always given in terms of telling about subjects: “more math,” “leadership,” “risk management,” “company policies.” But subject matter is far less important in learning than one might think.

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Classroom of the future? A response

Classroom of the future? A response

Instead of using these tools to teach centuries-old subject matter, perhaps we should instead use them to help us develop meaningful skills and personal knowledge — and to enhance our capacities to imagine, create, and innovate.

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Bulgarian students dream about future schools

Bulgarian students dream about future schools

As we shared earlier, Project Dream School started with a simple question: If you could build a dream school, what would you do?

This morning, I received some inspiring ideas. […]

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