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Thoughts by José Luis Agell

Changing Educational paradigms

The Guardian presented some days ago a great dynamic time-line of the conflict in the Middle East. While interacting with that time-line, I realized that this had nothing to do with the tedious time-lines I had to do when I was in History class. The more I get to know about technology, the more I see that Education has to change. The patterns that we are applying in the current educational methods are too old and we have now access to new tools that promote collaboration, real-time information, interaction and deeper experience.

One of the gurus in the reformulation of Education is Sir Ken Robinson. I strongly recommend his book The Element and his talks on TED. Today I want to share one of his talks with a very cool animation.

3 responses to “Changing Educational paradigms

  1. Marc April 11, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    nice timing, I was just reading this post today:
    http://techcrunch.com/2011/04/10/peter-thiel-were-in-a-bubble-and-its-not-the-internet-its-higher-education/

    Interesting quote:
    ..“If Harvard were really the best education, if it makes that much of a difference, why not franchise it so more people can attend? Why not create 100 Harvard affiliates?” he says. “It’s something about the scarcity and the status. In education your value depends on other people failing…

    and an alternative approach mentioned in the article too, the “20 under 20”:
    http://techcrunch.com/2010/09/27/peter-thiel-drop-out-of-school/

  2. jlagell April 12, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Thanks Marc for your comment! Very interesting points of view!

  3. josep casado perez July 4, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Perfecta explicación del sistema educativo que se tiene como perfecto e intachable; me encantó el símil de la educación con la industria. Lástima que no entienda al cien por cien todo lo que dice el hombre (culpa de mi inglés). Sería totalmente óptima una remodelación (aunque fuera parcial) del sistema educativo, sobretodo en España; no podemos seguir utilizando un estilo de sistema educativo creado en la revolución industrial y que satisfacía las necesidades de entonces. Yo aún estoy deseando llegar a la universidad a ver si ésto cambia un poco… jaja.

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