Re-thinking learning and re-learning thinkingNicholas Negroponte, Technology Visionary and Founder, One Laptop per ChildWhat if we have learning all wrong?In this thoughtful, provocative keynote, Professor Negroponte explores the implications of the work of One Laptop per Child (OLPC), the non-profit association he founded in 2005. Distributing 2.5 million rugged laptops around the world and seeing how impoverished children use them has provoked Professor Negroponte into re-considering much that we take for granted about how children — and all of us –learn.The industrialisation of schooling, he argues, has replaced our natural wonder of learning with an obsessive focus on facts. We treat knowing as a surrogate for learning, even though our experience tells us that it is quite possible to know about something while utterly failing to understand it.And compounding this is instructionism’s fatally flawed belief that anything can be taught and that there is a perfect way to teach everything. If we have learned one thing from OLPC, it is that the human mind is too rich, complex and wonderful for that.This lesson does not apply only to children, and it does not apply only to developing countries. Children can — and do — learn a great deal by themselves before they have their natural curiosity extinguished, too often by school. And those children grow into adults. So how would our education systems and our adult lives be better, if we focused a little less on measuring what we tell people and a little more on understanding how they discover?http://www.learningtechnologies.co.uk
This fast paced video explains in less than 5 minutes how TED, TEDx, and TED Ed Lessons are being used to enhance student engagement inside and outside the classroom. It briefly explains how to use emerging technologies to expand online discussions across different learning platforms. It shows how other professors are using TED Ed Lessons.
Learning Adventures are engaging educational events that include TED Talks discussions, conversations with TEDx speakers, and other related activities hosted by TEDx organizers. Adventures keep the conversations and actions alive. Adventures follow the actions after the talks. Learning Adventures @ TEDxFSCJ is our contribution to the Adventures ideas created in TEDxBeaconStreet. Visit their webiste and learn how to create your own Adventures.
TED2016 in Vancouver, Canada (Feb 15-18) will feature new world speakers. TEDxFSCJ is doing a simulcast on Feb 17 and TEDxJacksonville on Feb 18.
Our Learning Adventures will be on FSCJ Deerwood Center on Feb 16 limited to our students and guests up to 90 seats. We will discuss what is TED2016, show a few Live talks and discuss their influence in globalization
The same reason Scouts learn how to use a compass and read a map. Be prepared learning basic fundamentals and then expand to electronic devices. Young car drivers do not how to find directions with street signs and orientation. They now rely on GPS and smartphones.