All tagged Education

Powerful Learning Comes From A Two Thousand Year Old Idea

Want to innovate education? Maybe focus less on educational technology and more on designing how people collaborate. In this spirit, I suggest we bring back the dialectic conversation. The dialectic is an ancient Greek method of learning that uses conversation to explore complex ideas. I think the dialectic a vastly under-utilised way of learning and I offer a small invented example of a moment of conversational learning.

Innovation in Education

There is no point in talking about innovation in education until we address the incentives that quash any chance of it ever happening. Grades are the most obviously misguided incentive. Everyone reaches for grades, but they lead us away from innovation as they teach us to fear failure.