Much of what Sir Ken talks about has nothing to do with technology or funding for that matter, it's changing a belief system...as Frank points out the factory model has continued for too long. My ideal would follow the vision outlined by Connected Learning http://connectedlearning.tv/
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From: School Information Technology Discussion [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Frank J. Watson [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Sunday, March 04, 2012 8:16 AM
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Subject: Re: What WOULD you do if funding were not an issue
I agree with Steve here. The basic structure of schools have not changed in over 200 years. Most schools still follow the "factory" model of education.
The things that I wonder about most are not on the Internet, I promise you that."
On Mar 3, 2012, at 8:16 AM, Steve Cavrak <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Quoting Bjorn Behrendt <[log in to unmask]>:
>> My professor Charles Rathbone had us watch that video recently. It was
>> great, but he did point out something that really resonated with me.
>> "Sir Ken Robinson has some great ideas but he did not have to figure out
>> how to implement them."
> I'll disagree with Charlie on this one :)
> Ken Robinson is working on implementing the ideas ("changing the educational paradigm") [or is it "changing the school paradigm") by speaking about the idea, making Youtube videos, writing books, appearing on panels ... by making us conscious about the underlying paradigm shift that is taking place ... he even tweets about it !
> ... as the bumper sticker says "paradigm shifts happen" ... we just have to help people get their minds readjusted :)
> The kicker is that when a fundamental paradigm shifts - geocentric to heliocentric, aristotelian physics to quantum mechanics, euclidian space to general relativity, divine creationism to natural selection - all things don't change at the same time ....