Archives For Video – Wednesday Watchlist

How to you get adults to learn and change…

Notable Quotes:

“The Victorians were great engineers. They engineered a [schooling] system that was so robust that it’s still with us today, continuously producing identical people for a machine that no longer exists.”

“It’s quite fashionable to say that the education system’s broken — it’s not broken, it’s wonderfully constructed. It’s just that we don’t need it anymore. It’s outdated.”

Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud

I seldom add a pretext to a video because I hope that the video conveys the entire message. However in this instance I wanted to make sure that everyone is aware I am not endorsing textbooks AND I also want to ensure that everyone is aware that I am sympathetic to instructors who’s workloads, training and preparation are such that they really have no choice but to use a textbook. Yet another reason our educational system needs to be reformed.