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Utopian Visions for the Future of Education or, “What box?” ScottmerrickOh’s work-in-progress Shared in Second Life with Virtual Pioneers “History from Your Home” Online Conference, October 30, 2010
Slides from my dry erase board: I regularly read about educational change: It’s part of my job as Virtual Learning Curriculum Specialist at Metro Nashville Public Schools. I created the following food for thought from my jottings on a dry erase board that I scrawl upon daily. Essentially, I’m wondering aloud what changes we need to implement in order to make educational systems work, and what underlying changes in our perceptions of “work” will be required to support those changes. Here:
We MUST stop limiting “education” to that which is defined by the existing factory model. Sir Ken Robinson’s 2009 talk to the World Bank, interpreted by RSA Animate:
The 7 most dangerous words in the English language: “That’s the way we’ve always done it.”
…the system valued parental oversight of a child at home enough to subsidize that parent’s income toward supporting that oversight?
News Alert (May 25, 2015): The owners of every major professional sporting team in the country, spurred on by NFL franchise owners’ agreement last August, have agreed to donate an annual sum equivalent to the annual salary of their top-salaried player to support the Federal Parental Oversight fund. Hollywood movie studios are considering a similar program. Stay tuned…