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Random Thoughts on Instructional Design

A Look at Radical Educational Reform

“Charles Leadbeater went looking for radical new forms of education — and found them in the slums of Rio and Kibera, where some of the world’s poorest kids are finding transformative new ways to learn. In his talk at TED he states that this informal, disruptive new kind of school, he says, is what all schools need to become.”

Spend the next 18 minutes or so watching the video and then if you have a little more time read Harnessing America’s Wasted Talent: A New Ecology of Learning by Peter Smith.

http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf

In my opinion both Leadbeater and Smith make some very good arguments for migrating from a push to pull method of educating individuals, thereby, engaging more of the population in educational opportunities that will assist them in becoming productive global citizens. What are your thoughts?

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