Home   Resume   LinkedIn   Twitter   RSS

NPR On Learning: Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning

February 9th, 2013 by Jeremy
STR/AFP/Getty Images

Chinese schoolchildren during lessons at a classroom in Hefei, east China’s Anhui province, in 2010.

STR/AFP/Getty Images

I loved this piece from NPR from November of 2012.  Whether you have kids or not, this makes a lot of sense.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Posted in In the News on February 9th, 2013 by Jeremy at 12:16 am with (152 views)

The Object Of Education Is Learning, Not Teaching

July 10th, 2011 by Jeremy

This article from Russell Ackoff on education is great: The Objective of Education Is Learning, Not Teaching.

Here’s a snippet: “Traditional education focuses on teaching, not learning. It incorrectly assumes that for every ounce of teaching there is an ounce of learning by those who are taught. However, most of what we learn before, during, and after attending schools is learned without its being taught to us. A child learns such fundamental things as how to walk, talk, eat, dress, and so on without being taught these things. Adults learn most of what they use at work or at leisure while at work or leisure. Most of what is taught in classroom settings is forgotten, and much or what is remembered is irrelevant.”

Posted in In the News on July 10th, 2011 by Jeremy at 10:30 pm with (509 views)

The Vancouver Kiss

June 25th, 2011 by Jeremy

Posted in In the News on June 25th, 2011 by Jeremy at 8:56 am with (42 views)

 

Page 1 of 9123456789