basiani - from georgia to ann arbor - 04 10 2012
= Praise for Montessori. All knowledge comes through the senses.
" ‘Project-based learning’ refers to students designing, planning, and carrying out an extended project that produces a publicly-exhibited output such as a product, publication, or presentation.
A fabulous resource
from “How Web-Savvy Edupunks Are Transforming American Higher Education,” Fast Company, 2009.
"The string-quartet model of education is no longer sustainable."
"Industrial processes are linear… but education is not"
Key points from Sir Ken Robinson:
the purposes of education are:
1. economic – but not the same as during the industrial revolution and the origins of public education
2. cultural – to pass on cultural genes; but this has to be global
3. personal – the most important, the most forgotten aspect.
"revolutions never come from the top"
principles to observe:
1. make education personal
2. customize education to individual communities
3. curriculum: from subjects to disciplines (focus on skills and processes)
4. knowledge: from static to dynamic
5. education: from solitary to collaborative, passive to active (think drama!)
6. assessment: from judgment to description
"the heart of education is teaching"
According to one teacher reflecting on the future of education in a hyperconnected world,
The future will belong to those who can focus. This will be an increasingly small and rare group of people.
Read more teachers’ opinions on this topic at: “Teacher express many concerns; you can feel the tension in their words," an article from the Pew Research center report on the future of the internet titled "Millenials will benefit and suffer due to their hyperconnected lives.”
“If we wanted to figure out if a customer is pregnant, even if she didn’t want us to know, can you do that? ”
Stanford professors Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng, who founded Coursera to scale up efforts to educate the world.
I am highly supportive of this and similar initiatives. Top physicists agree: