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contents: introduction · the development of a technicized, cognitive culture · artistically rooted forms of intelligence · the creation of a new culture of schooling · conclusion · further reading and bibliography · links · how to cite this article see, also, elliot w. eisner, connoisseurship, criticism and the art of education Before I begin my remarks I want to express my gratitude to the Dewey Society for inviting me to deliver this address.
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Students from the lower end of the socioeconomic ladder tend to do less well in school than those from more upscale families. But newly published research identifies one sub-group of these youngsters who tend to exceed expectations: those who participate heavily in the arts.
More on why Pixar ’s movies are so much better than the competition: According to “Pixar Rules — Secrets of a Blockbuster Company,” the company has created an incredible work environment that keeps employees happy and fulfilled. The result: “A tightknit company of long-term collaborators who stick together, learn from one another, and strive to improve with every production.” At the heart of this effort is Pixar University:
Marissa leads the product management efforts on Google's search products- web search, images, groups, news, Froogle, the Google Toolbar, Google Desktop, Google Labs, and more. She joined Google in 1999 as Google's first female engineer and led the user interface and webserver teams at that time.
This is probably one of the best keynotes I’ve ever attended (virtually in this case): inspirational, well structured and full of content and ideas.
We are a small group of people passionate about life-long learning, who love tough challenges and crazy characters. Located in Menlo Park, CA, we have substantial funding, a battle-tested leadership team, and (even though we haven't launched yet) we are already growing quickly—one great new employee at a time. Some of the perks you will enjoy as a Curious employee include:
Add this massive infographic to the recent discussion of futuristic dorms and what education will look like in 2020 --and beyond.
Much of the discussion about educational technology these days focuses on new ways to deliver instruction, through online videos and online courses. In our Lifelong Kindergarten research group at the Media Lab, we have a very different approach to education and learning, developing technologies not to deliver instruction but to open opportunities for people to create, collaborate, experiment, and express themselves. With our Scratch programming software, for example, young people can create their own interactive stories, games, animations, and simulations, then share their creations with one another online.
In New York City on 12 June, the World Economic Forum brought together senior university administrators, faculty staff and entrepreneurs in online education and university ventures to discuss online learning. Everyone is talking about this “tsunami”, which could have the same impact on higher education as the Internet has had on printed newspapers. The debate centred on what future universities will look like as a whole, not just their online components.
Today's Independent newspaper carries a comment piece , written by me, which has been heavily edited. I was asked to write it in response to the approved leak this week on the UK government's plan to re-introduce a qualification for 'less intelligent' students. The Independent wanted something personal and provocative - sadly, they only went for the personal.
[Note: This is the fourth in a series of posts about the Social Enterprise and the Big Shift.
We have come to a point where organizations can no longer leave learning to their HR or training departments.
In June of 2009, after Michael Jackson died, I decided it was time to learn how to moonwalk. I went to YouTube and found the “How to Moonwalk” video with the most hits, a simple 2:15 minute homemade job by Montreal DJ AngeDeLumiere .
Lectures are often the least educational aspect of college; I know, I’ve taught college seniors and witnessed how little students learn during their four years in higher education.