Monday, June 28, 2004

Catching the Knowledge Wave

I really got into this excellent presentation from Jane Gilbert: Catching the Knowledge Wave? (online PowerPoint). It's simple, but offers a vision for learning that I agree with wholeheartedly. It seems like many progressive educators are thinking in this direction, but will society ever catch up? I liked her take on learning in the future:
  • involves generating knowledge not storing it
  • is primarily a group - not an individual - activity
  • happens in ‘real world’, problem-based contexts
  • should be ‘just-in-time’, not ‘just-in-case’
  • needs to be à la carte, not en bloc.
Thanks to Stephen Harlow and his nifty new blog, called Only Connect.

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