Thursday, 24 May 2012

5 Opportunities For Ed Tech To Amplify Children's Curiosity, Not Destroy It | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation

5 Opportunities For Ed Tech To Amplify Children's Curiosity, Not Destroy It | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation:

"It’s easy to be depressed about the state of our educational system. Progress is often trapped in a political holy war between over-testing, which dulls curiosity and boil the humanity away from learning (the most human of endeavors) and those who fear any accountability that might demonstrate the incompetence of a policy, dogma, curriculum, or educator. There’s also a particularly American desire to make education facile and automatic, as easy as downloading kung fu knowledge into your head in the Matrix or posting to Instagram; a recent manifestation being Baby Einstein, which mislead millions of parents into thinking that 2-year-olds can learn from DVDs."
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