I envision open learning centers where various projects can be organized (i call it project-based learning coz i don’t know much about education). students can select which projects they want to participate in, they have full open education access and all the latest tools to work with. teachers are not authority figures that dictate a curriculum, but rather guides that assist when students are unable to find the right information, and protection to make sure that dangerous experiments are conducted safely. Each project requires that multiple roles be filled, and that certain skills be learned to perform specific tasks, which means that a practical curriculum is being self-selected. each role should have at least three students assigned (Master/Intermediate/Novice) or a similar setup, so that teaching becomes part of doing and vice versa. projects can be selected that benifit the community as a whole.
This is a great Skype interview. I’m sorry I couldn’t embed the video here. It looks like they’re using a player that doesn’t support the feature. You’ll have to click through.
Learn how this one small school has over 70 wikis and uses them to share just about everything, from lessons and student projects, to interactive whiteboard software.
There is no ‘answer’. There is no ‘solution’. This is because there is no ‘problem’. Leaning toward the left, means you are exposed only to those issues pertinent to the left, and the same for the right. There are individual problems, but we cannot expect a universal solution to all of them. Instead there needs to be a shift of paradigm. An adding of dimensions. To a more global understanding. This is done through expanded awareness. The more you know, the more capable you are of making ‘wise’ decisions.
Even if you read a lot…. Read More! Learn More!