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John Seely Brown: Future of Education

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John Seely Brown spoke about spoke at a conference on technology and education at MIT. [ZDNet reports]

Some great quotes :

http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/2066/johnseelybrownreleaseei4.jpgRather than treat pedagogy as the transfer of knowledge from teachers who are experts to students who are receptacles, educators should consider more hands-on and informal types of learning. These methods are closer to an apprenticeship, a farther-reaching, more multilayered approach than traditional formal education.

I’m not saying that knowledge is socially constructed, but our understanding of that knowledge is socially constructed.

As you work shoulder to shoulder with other kids, all the work you do and work in progress is done in public. So others understand what you’re thinking. The evolution of the Internet can facilitate this approach, he said. Web 2.0 tools, such as wikis and blogs, make information sharing and content creation easier. Online communities are forming around a wide variety of topics. Amateur astronomers, for example, are sharing information among themselves and even with professionals.

Also Read:

Learning 2.0 and Learner 2.0

Notes from KM Asia 2005: Part I: John Seely Brown

John Seely Brown : New Learning Environments

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January 27th, 2007 at 12:11 pm

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